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Can doing kegel exercises get you sore on the inside of your lower stomach?

Can doing kegel exercises get you sore on the inside of your lower stomach?

Shouldn't: Kegel exercises done correctly are supposed to increase the strength of the elevator plate. That is a group of muscles that help with support of the pelvic floor. Tose muscles are not in the abdomen so if your stomach area is hurting you probably are not doing them correctly. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Harris
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Kegel Exercises (Definition)

Kegel exercises can help make the muscles under the uterus, bladder, and bowel (large intestine) stronger. They can help both men and women who have problems with urine ...Read more


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When doing kegel exercises is it normal to have abdominal tension and discomfort?

When doing kegel exercises is it normal to have abdominal tension and discomfort?

No: Kegel exercises should be isolated to the muscles around your vagina, urethra, and anus. If there is abdominal tension and discomfort, you may not be tightening the right muscles. Ask your health care provider to show you which muscles should be exercised. ...Read more

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Can doing too many kegel exercises actually make you sore?

Can doing too many kegel exercises actually make you sore?

Yes: Kegel exercises can fatigue muscles just like other physical activity. When the muscle fibers tear, which is a normal part of exercise, they can have inflammation and pain. As with any exercise, rest and stretching may help alleviate the pain, and exercising in moderation can help avoid as much pain in the future. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a bladder infection from doing kegel exercises?

Is it possible to get a bladder infection from doing kegel exercises?

No: While kegel exercises help you tone the muscles that control the outflow of urine from your bladder, they don't cause you to incompletely empty it. Bladder infections are caused by bacteria in your vagina with its close proximity to your urethra gain entrance into the bladder (for example during intercourse). So one thing you can do is void after sex. Also try taking cranberry extract regularly. ...Read more

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Is there anyway someone can over do kegel exercises and get a really tight vagina?

Probably not: Over-doing kegel exercises is more likely to lead to sore or tired muscles - you can avoid this by spacing your excercises in 3-4 sessions in a day. Although the pelvic floor muscles strengthened by these exercises are along the outside of the vagina, they are unlikely narrow the vagina when they are not being "flexed" with the kegel. See your doctor if sex becomes painful or you are concerned! ...Read more

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I have pain in my lower back and stomach every morning i get up like i have been holding in my unrine its getting really sore?

I have pain in my lower back and stomach every morning i get up like i have been holding in my unrine its getting really sore?

Possible UTI...: I see in your history you were treated for a UTI 2 weeks ago. This might be symptom of recurrent infection so my suggestion is to go to your doctor and get urine test repeated and treatment as needed based on examination. This is important to prevent another kidney infection as I also see you had. ...Read more

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Okay, i'm constantly hungry and thirsty, my breasts are sore, i always nees to urinate, my lower back is sore and i sometimes get lower abdomen pains.

Several things: Chris, this could be anything from diabetes (thirst and frequency of urine), to a bladder infection (lower back, abdomen, and urinary symtpoms), and throw in some puberty at your age (tender and growing breasts), to possibility of being pregnant if you are and have been sexually active. . You need to see your doc, or an urgent care to get your urine checked first of all, then follow up from there. ...Read more

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5 days late.Sore breasts. Cramping once in awhile in the lower abdomen or sometimes on one side.. Can't get comfortable anymore at night. Am I preg?

5 days late.Sore breasts. Cramping once in awhile in the lower abdomen or sometimes on one side.. Can't get comfortable anymore at night. Am I preg?

Pregnancy test: typically early pregnancy is not painful, typically does not lateralize.sounds like early pregnancy with change in periods and breast tenderness. Needs a pregnancy test(preferably serum HCG) and if positive, consider pelvic ultrasound to rule tubal pregnancy since pain is an issue. ...Read more