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Dr. Robert Harris
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Kegel Exercises (Overview)

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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Kegel Exercises (Overview)

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.


Dr. Moez Khorsandi
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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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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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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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Dr. Alan Ali
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At what age should men start doing kegel exercises?

At what age should men  start doing kegel exercises?

Kegel exercises: Any age, unless medically contraindicated.

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Dr. George Klauber
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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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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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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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Dr. Erin Alward
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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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Dr. James Lin
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I was wondering what are the benefits of kegel exercises and what are the right ways to do them?

I was wondering what are the benefits of kegel exercises and what are the right ways to do them?

Here are some ...: Kegel exercise is to strengthen pelvic floor muscles - striated muscles - just like we exercise biceps and triceps to gain their strength. The key is learn how to isolate pelvic floor muscles around urinary / anal sphincteric areas. If exercising those muscles correctly with regular tightening and relaxing, you will see your abdominal wall - notably lower abdomen - moving. ...Read more

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Dr. James Lin
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Does kegel exercises removes ed...?

Does kegel exercises removes ed...?

Here are some ...: Kegel exercise will improve the tightening of pelvic floor muscle and bulbouurethral muscle, which may enhance personal health awareness and improve the compression of penile venous drainage so to help penile rigidity at erection and coitus, but itself alone will not remove ED, which comes from multiple factors and requires professional evaluation to sort out what can be done logically. ...Read more

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Dr. Earle Pescatore
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What are kegel exercises and whom do they benefit?

What are kegel exercises and whom do they benefit?

Everybody: Kegel exercises are good for everyone. Ten squeezes, three times per day is a good regimen. The best way to learn is to squeeze the pelvic floor muscles to cut your ursine stream off. Once you are able to do the squeeze it can be performed, the exercise can be done at any time - not just in the bathroom. ...Read more

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