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

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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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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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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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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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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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

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Hello I have been having overactive bladder problems for 1 year now, I tried kegel exercises, changing my diet, and reducing liquids, none of it seems to work for me, it's ruining my sleep??

Hello I have been having overactive bladder problems for 1 year now, I tried kegel exercises, changing my diet, and reducing liquids, none of it seems to work for me, it's ruining my sleep??

Ask Dr: Your doctor can prescribe medications once you explain your efforts. Even if they are not successful, there are other possibilities. Botox and embedded stimulus devices exist. They're more invasive, risky and expensive but sometimes help when simpler treatments have not. ...Read more

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Kegels aren't working. Should i move on to vaginal weights to cure my incontinence?

Kegels aren't working. Should i move on to vaginal weights to cure my incontinence?

Evaluation: Depends on the cause of the incontinence. I would highly recommend that you get an evaluation by a urologist or urogynecologist to evaluate your pelvic floor and functioning. There are many treatment options depending on the cause of the incontinence www.voicesforpfd.org ...Read more

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Besides kegel's are there nonsurgical treatments for stress incontinence?

Besides kegel's are there nonsurgical treatments for stress incontinence?

Strong pelvic muscle: Is helpful. Agree with dr. G. Also consider using a pessary. This is a small ring or cup-like device that you put inside your vagina. It's extra support help prevent your pee from leaking out when you cough or sneeze or step down. ...Read more

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Toilet training myself for incontinence with scheduled voiding, kegels, etc. Isnt there a surgical fix?

Toilet training myself for incontinence with scheduled voiding, kegels, etc. Isnt there a surgical fix?

If Sui yes: Stress urinary incontinence is easily addressed with a sling. There are some surgical treatments for other types of incontinence but not as common. ...Read more

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What to do if I have terrible gas incontinence and kegels are not helping. If I use supplements, will my progress be better?

What to do if I have terrible gas incontinence and kegels are not helping. If I use supplements, will my progress be better?

It takes persistence: First line therapy includes a high fiber diet, lots of fluids, probiotics and lomitil. Avoid foods that cause problems for you. Consider pelvic muscle rehab with biofeedback and electrical stimulation therapy. May consider seeing a urogynecologist or colorectal surgeon. ...Read more

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What is a kegel exercise for men?

What is a kegel exercise for men?

Exercises to work: Out the pelvic floor muscles. You can basically perform a Kegel by starting to urinate and then stopping the stream abruptly. Another way to think about it is trying to create the "opposite" sensation of when you are trying to poop ... pull instead of push! Benefits wise, for men it may help with fecal or urinary incontinence, and possible some element of erectile dysfunction. ...Read more

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Please help? Is the kegel exercise healthy?

Kegel exercises: Kegel exercises can increase pelvic floor strength, which is needed to support the uterus, bladder, small intestine, and rectum. The exercises can be done during pregnancy or after childbirth to try to prevent urinary incontinence. Along with counseling and sex therapy, they might also be helpful for women who have persistent difficulty reaching orgasm. They also help men control leaky bladders. ...Read more

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In kegel exercise should I squeeze really hard to train the muscle to be strong?

In kegel exercise should I squeeze  really hard to train the muscle to be strong?

Strong and long: Yes. Biofeedback trainers to teach women to do kegals properly do measure the pressure force of the squeeze. It's also helpful to try holding the squeeze for several seconds. Here is a good link that explains more: http://www.Seekwellness.Com/incontinence/how_to_do_pelvic_muscle_exercise.Htm. ...Read more

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What will happen if you're contracting the wrong muscle while doing kegel exercise?

Nothing bad: You just won't be strengthening the muscles around your urethra and vaginal opening. When doing kegels you want to tighten the muscles that stop the flow of urine, known as the pelvic floor muscles. You can find directions on how to locate these muscles and how to do the exercises at http://familydoctor.Org/familydoctor/en/diseases-conditions/urinary-incontinence.Printerview.All.Html. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...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