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Doctor insights on: Bladder Pelvic Floor Exercises For Women

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Bladder (Definition)

The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more


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Does pelvic floor therapy work? Should you have it before of after you have your bladder tacked up and a hysterectomy?

Does pelvic floor therapy work? Should you have it before of after you have your bladder tacked up and a hysterectomy?

If you are: referring to the Kegel exercises the answer is yes. They are muscles and respond to exercise like any other muscle group. The sooner you begin the stronger they become. No harm in starting now. ...Read more

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Can Pelvic Floor Dysfunction in Males cause a tight bladder neck? or the other way around?

Can Pelvic Floor Dysfunction in Males cause a tight bladder neck? or the other way around?

Chicken or egg: Unless there is another problem in addition to the urinary ones, there is no way to know. If treatment of the tight bladder neck pharmacologically improves voiding there might be an improvement in the pelvic floor dysfunction. If this occurs, one could infer that the bladder neck problem at least partially caused or exacerbated the problems with the pelvic floor. ...Read more

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I have a chronic bladder wall infection and pelvic floor in spasm but why does it set pain off AFTER voiding? Not during?

I have a chronic bladder wall infection and pelvic floor in spasm but why does it set pain off AFTER voiding? Not during?

SEE COMMENT: It is very rare to have chronic bladder wall infection? whast is that? Has a doctor told you you have pelvic floor spasm ?? If you do have bladder wall infection,after voiding the bladder walls ,with the bladder empty,rub on each other. Have you checked with a urologist,please do I am surprised @ your tender age of 26,you have osteoporosis ...Read more

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I have question with my bladder. I have frequency, urgency, and occasional incontinence. No uti, no bladder or pelvic floor prolapse. ?

I have question with my bladder. I have frequency, urgency, and occasional incontinence. No uti, no bladder or pelvic floor prolapse. ?

Diet?: I agree with dr. Klauber. Additionally for women, aging, diet and hormones have an effect of urgency on the bladder. The more acidic foods such as carbonated drinks and citrus fruits, tomatoes, and, caffeine, can cause urgency symptoms with occasional urge incontinence. Low vaginal estrogen makes women more sensitive to the urgency symptoms. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What pelvic floor disorders affect women?

What pelvic floor disorders  affect women?

Many: Pelvic floor disorders covers a spectrum of pelvic organ prolapse which is when the pelvic organs are falling down from the normal postion. The bladder, urethra, rectum, vagina and uterus can all be involved to a minimal degree or extensively involved with complete prolapse, which is where the uterus or vagina falls outside completely. Incontinence is also commonly present. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with mild cystocele.pelvic floor exercises made it worse- where do i go from here?

Diagnosed with mild cystocele.pelvic floor exercises made it worse- where do i go from here?

Depends on symptoms: particularly after vaginal childbirth, it is very common to have a small cystocele. If there are no symptoms, then nothing needs to be done. If you feel that it is causing symptoms then consult with a urogynecologist about options. hope this helps Dr. Morse ...Read more

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Why is the pain with pelvic floor dysfunction not consistent.One day pain is mild one day more severe. I've just started some of the exercise.

Why is the pain with pelvic floor dysfunction  not consistent.One day pain is mild one day more severe. I've just started some of the exercise.

Pelvic floor dysfunc: Dysfunction muscle tension can be due to activity related to bowel habits, sitting for prolonged periods of time, or sexual habits. Typical for the pain to be up and down. ...Read more

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Can you suggest some good pelvic floor exercises ofter a prostate operation?

Can you suggest some good pelvic floor exercises ofter a prostate operation?

Here are some ...: Pelvic floor muscle exercise for men with stress u-incontinence after radical prostatectomy is same as that for women, i.e., Kegel exercise. But, how to do it correctly may be an issue, and it should be done by learning how to isolate the perineal / pelvic floor muscles around the urethra. If doing it correctly, one should not see much movement in the abdominal muscles. ...Read more