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Dr. Abraham Morse
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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 leakage or bowel control.

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Please instruct on proper way to do kegel exercises?

Please instruct on proper way to do kegel exercises?

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.". ...Read more

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Can kegel exercises help me stop ejaculating so early?

Can kegel exercises help me stop ejaculating so early?

No: Kegel exercises are exercises of the pelvic musculature to aid in stress urinary incontinence. This is leakage seen with physical activities and exertion. Premature ejaculation is a neurosensory phenomenon that will not be affected by kegel exercises. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are kegel exercises?

Bladder exercises: 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. To get the feeling for these exercises, try stopping the flow of urine while voiding and try to tighten your bottom as if you’re trying to hold back gas. ...Read more

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Are kegel exercises supposed to tickle?

No: Kegel exercises do not tickle as a rule. However only you know whether they tickle you. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of kegel exercises?

What are the benefits of kegel exercises?

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. ...Read more

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Myth: one must feel strong and motivated before starting an exercise program. ...See more

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What are the best kegel exercises to do?

What are the best kegel exercises to do?

Pelvic muscle kegel: Squeeze the muscles that you use to stop the flow of urine. Hold for 10 seconds, then release. Repeat 10-20 times at least 3 times a day. Be careful not to squeeze the muscles of the leg, buttock, or abdomen. ...Read more

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