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how can i start doing kegel exercises?

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Dr. Scott Beard
Urogynecology 25 years experience
Right now: Learn to isolate the muscle by stopping a stream while urinating, then tighten and hold the muscle for a count of 10, up to 20 times daily. Don't routinely stop your urine flow though, seeing a gyn or bioefeedback therapy can be helpful in isolating the muscles if u are having difficutly.
Dr. Armen Kassabian
Urology 21 years experience
Everyone: Kegel exercises serve to strengthen the pelvic musculature and are beneficial for both urinary and sexual function and there is no harmful effects from doing them.

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A 45-year-old member asked:

Could you tell me what are kegel exercises?

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Dr. Sheila Goodman
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Bladder exercises: Kegel exercises are designed to build up the urethral sphincter muscle which is at the opening of the tube that empties the bladder. These exercises will decrease leakage that is caused by laughing, coughing or sneezing. Women learn to isolate the muscle by stopping a stream while urinating. They should then tighten and hold the muscle for a count of 10, up to 20 times daily.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Please instruct on proper way to do kegel exercises?

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Dr. Scott Kramer
Gynecology 36 years experience
Squeeze Daily: The term kegel refers to pelvic muscles that tighten the pelvic floor. They close the 3 openings: urethra, vagina, and anus. It's good to practice daily both quick squeeze & relax, as well as squeeze & hold (10 seconds) to optimize all functions of these muscles. Feel it just inside vaginal opening. Like any muscle regular exercise is necessary, otherwise "you'll lose it if you don't use it.".
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A 22-year-old male asked about a member:

What are the benefits of kegel exercises?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Strengthen muscles: Pelvic floor exercises help to improve the tone and strength of the pelvic floor muscles, thus helping with pelvic organ support. This will decrease risk of pelvic relaxation, uterine descent, bladder descent, urinary incontinence, and helps to promote healing and comfort after pelvic surgery or childbirth. For more info: http://macobgyn.Com/drpl/node/74.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Hi doctors, can you tell me what are kegels or pubococcygeus(pc) exercises?

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Dr. Michael Louie
Urology 19 years experience
Too much Kegel: Kegel exercises are used to strengthen and focus your attention to the pelvic muscles that support and control urination and defecation.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Can any doc tell me what are kegel exercises and what are its advantages?

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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Improve pelvic floor: for urinary continence. Sqeeze buttock muscles together & internally rotate at same time. Contract & hold then relax & repeat x10, repeating 5 x/day standing, lying or sitting. Can avoid need for surgery in some with stress urinary incontinence, especially in women, or improve control without or using less medication

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