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Dr. Scott Beard
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Incontinence (Definition)

Incontinence denotes involuntary leaks of body wastes from urethra or anus; that from urethra is urinary incontinence, which may be classified as stress, urge, mixed (stress + urge), total, & overflow urinary incontinence, signifying its timing & specifics; that from anus is fecal incontinence, which may be urge, stress, total, etc. reflecting the ...Read more


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How long until I can see the results for incontinence from doing kegel exercise many times per day?

Varies: Kegel exercises are great but this may not be enough. There are surgeries, medications and physical therapy available. Your obgyn, urologist or a urogynecologist can help find the right treatment plan for you. ...Read more

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How are Kegel exercises going to stop urinary incontinence if I don't have a Prostate to support the urethea?

How are Kegel exercises going to stop urinary incontinence if I don't have a Prostate to support the urethea?

Kegel exercises: Kegel exercises build up the pelvic floor muscles. The pelvic floor muscles can put pressure on the urethra and help with incontinence. ...Read more

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Frequent bladder incontinence post partum. Have tried to do kegel exercises but still can't make it to the bathroom in time without having a wet undi?

Frequent bladder incontinence post partum.  Have tried to do kegel exercises but still can't make it to the bathroom in time without having a wet undi?

See Doc...: "... Can't make it to the bathroom.." suggests you got urge urinary incontinence (ui) although kegel exercise may help stress ui. So, it's important to know if you have UTI or are unable to hold urine or empty bladder. To address concern to the point, collect the related symptoms with their detailed sequence of events, and bring those to doc for review, analysis, physicals, possible test so to.... ...Read more

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I think I have stress incontinence and i'm finding kegel exercise hard. Is my other option to drink less and go more?

I think I have stress incontinence and i'm finding kegel exercise hard. Is my other option to drink less and go more?

Dehydration not good: Dehydration and enforced frequency are not good answers see a physician who can evaluate your problem and offer other treatments. ...Read more

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Can I perform Kegel Exercise to get hard erection & increase penis girth? although I don't have any urinary incontinence.

Can I perform Kegel Exercise to get hard erection & increase penis girth? although I don't have any urinary incontinence.

Kegel exercises: will not increase penis girth. If you believe your erections are not what they need to be please see your doc. He/she can run tests on hormones and blood flow. Please suggest a full male hormone panel, not just testosterone. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Doing the Kegel exercises to strengthen the bladder sphincter muscle after Prostate surgery, how long should it take until urinary incontinence stops?

Doing the Kegel exercises to strengthen the bladder sphincter muscle after Prostate surgery, how long should it take until urinary incontinence stops?

Here are some...: Kegel exercise may help regain the strength & function of urinary sphincter but not the sole factor for restoring it; age, health, and resultant scar & injury to the sphincter together play an important role in the post-op u-incontinence. So, seek professional evaluation and counseling timely for individual details timely. ...Read more

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