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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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How can you do kegel exercises?

How can you do kegel exercises?

The Proper way: Would require being in the office where the doc or physical therapist could touch your abdomen (to make sure these muscles were not being tightened) and your perineal area. You can try squeezing your pelvic floor muscles in repetition several times a day -there are several regimens. I have patients do 3dets of 10 holding each squeeze upto 10seconds. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Harris
194 Doctors shared insights

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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Who should start kegel exercises?

Who should start kegel exercises?

Everyone: Kegel exercises serve to strengthen the pelvic musculature and are beneficial for both urinary and sexual function and there is no harmful effects from doing them. ...Read more

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Does kegel exercises removes ed...?

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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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How can I start doing kegel exercises?

Right now: Learn to isolate the muscle by stopping a stream while urinating, then tighten and hold the muscle for a count of 10, up to 20 times daily. Don't routinely stop your urine flow though, seeing a gyn or bioefeedback therapy can be helpful in isolating the muscles if u are having difficutly. ...Read more

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Are kegel exercises supposed to tickle?

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 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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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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What are kegel exercises? How do we do it?

KEGEL: They are flexing and relaxing exercises for the pelvic floor muscles. The ones that when contracted stop the urination or finish a stool. They are mostly used to rehabilitate the pelvic floor of women for urinary incontinence and frequency. ...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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What app or website teaches kegel exercises?

Www. Takethefloor. Org: Www. Takethefloor. Org is a website maintained by the american urogynecologic society. In the patient resources section is a printable explanation of kegel exercises with when and how to do them. This website is very reliable with a lot of good information for patients with urinary and fecal incontinence. ...Read more

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What is the right way to do kegel exercises?

See below: The muscle is the muscle you use if you were to stop your urine midstream. Don't do the exercises though while you're voiding. It's not your stomach and it's not your bottom. It's the muscle you'd use if you had diarrhea and were running for the toilet:) I tell my patients to contract for 5 seconds, relax for 10 seconds and then do this 20 contractions, 3 times a for more see http://peedoc. Com. ...Read more

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Are there any cons of doing kegel exercises?

Are there any cons of doing kegel exercises?

No: Kegel exercises serve to strengthen the pelvic musculature and are beneficial for both urinary and sexual function and there is no harmful effects from doing them. ...Read more

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Are there benefits of kegel exercises for men?

Are there benefits of kegel exercises for men?

Maybe: Some medical research suggests that pelvic floor exercises can improve erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation, via improved muscular control of the pelvis. Given that there is virtually no risk, kegel exercises are a logical first approach to these problems, before considering medications. ...Read more

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Is there such thing as reverse kegel exercises?

Is there such thing as reverse kegel exercises?

No, but: It's important to understand what's behind the question. For example, sometimes a woman has a difficult time accepting penetration--this may be due to number of factors. It would be best to discuss your concerns in person with a qualified pro: primary care physician, ob, and of course with any particular woman you have in mind. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of doing kegel exercises?

Strengthening: Kegel exercises serve to strengthen the pelvic musculature and are beneficial for both urinary and sexual function and there is no harmful effects from doing them. ...Read more

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How do you perform kegel exercises the right way?

Many routines: The muscle is the muscle you use if you were to stop your urine midstream. Don't do the exercises though while you're voiding. It's not your stomach and it's not your bottom. It's the muscle you'd use if you had diarrhea and were running for the toilet:) I tell my patients to contract for 5 seconds, relax for 10 seconds and then do this 20 contractions, 3 times a for more see http://peedoc. Com. ...Read more

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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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How long does it take for kegel exercises to work?

How long does it take for kegel exercises to work?

Relative: It'll be relative to the individual. Kegal exercises are for both female and male individuals so the outcome each individual desires may be different. What are you hoping to achieve or what is your goal with kegal exercises? ...Read more

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Do women here do their kegel exercises faithfully?

Need an app for that: Changing behavior requires acknowledging there is a problem, seeking help for it, accepting the advice given, trying and agreeing with treatment recommendations, practicing the behavior, and getting positive feedback from doing it. That applies to many therapies including doing kegel exercises. It is difficult to do them 100% as directed, but reminders and rewards help build/maintain the behavior. ...Read more

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What are the proven advantages of kegel exercises?

Kegels help: The muslces of the "pelvic floor" and this in turn can help with bladder control, bowel control and pelvic comfort - relief from pressure or sense of "things falling out". ...Read more

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Please tell me what can kegel exercises do for men?

Please tell me what can kegel exercises do for men?

Here are some...: Generic term for kegel exercise is pelvic floor muscle exercise, which is designed to strengthen the muscle tone and contractibility of striated muscle around prostate urethra. It has similar effect to help control stress urinary incontinence to a degree. The key to the success of this exercise is consistency and correct isolation of pelvic floor muscles to exercise. Purpose: help stress ui ;. .. ...Read more

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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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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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What are kegel exercises? Are they actually effective?

Urinary incontinence: First published in 1948 by arnold kegel, a pelvic floor exercise, more commonly called a kegel exercise, consists of repeatedly contracting and relaxing the muscles that form part of the pelvic floor. When you squeeze your buttock muscles, and hold them squeezed, then relax, repeat, etc, . You are doing a kegel exercise. They can be effective. ...Read more

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Can men do "kegel" exercises to help them better at sex?

No not really: "kegel" exercises may be of some help for urinary continence in a man, although I am not aware of studies on this, but kegel would not help the sexual function of a man. ...Read more

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How to perform kegel exercises and how does kegel exercise works?

Kegel exercises: Kiegel exercise strengthen the pelvic floor. The best way to learn to do this exercise is to to try to stop urine flow midstream. Once you feel the contraction required to stop urine midstream, you can contract the same muscles anytime, while not urinating. ...Read more

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If men do kegel exercises, will they experience any positive effects?

If men do kegel exercises, will they experience any positive effects?

Levels for men: Yes. If you have minor incontinence problems, kegels will help. It also is called the "sex muscle" because squeezing the pubococygeus muscle during sexual intercourse increases girth of penis transiently ...Read more

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I'm wondering if I do kegel exercises, when will I begin to experience the benefits?

A while: Like any other muscle, it takes time to increase the size and strength after you start "working out" so you. Should notice a diffence in about 3 months most likely. ...Read more

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When performing female kegel exercises, are you supposed to squeeze tightly or gently?

When performing female kegel exercises, are you supposed to squeeze tightly or gently?

Tightly: Squeeze tightly the muscles of pelvic floor (the muscles that would interrupt urinary flow). Hold the flexion and then relax. Repeat 5 sets of 10 to start. ...Read more

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What are the proven advantages of kegel exercises and what are the right ways to do them?

Uninary health: As you get older, certain muscles relax and there is urinary leak from the bladder. These exercises assist with age related changes and minimize the leak. Aside from having a better more controlled encounter with your mate. Practice tightening and relaxing your lower sphinter muscles. If you use a search engine on the computer, you will find a variety of exercises assist you in this quest. ...Read more

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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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Do doctors recommend kegel exercises?

Do doctors recommend kegel exercises?

For incontinence: Kegel exercises target the pelvic floor muscles and can be helpful in cases of stress urinary incontinence, where coughing, sneezing, laughing, bending over, or lifting/straining can cause leakage. If the amount of urinary leakage is bothersome, it is important to see a urologist to define the causes of leakage and review treatment options. ...Read more

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Can I do kegel exercises while wearing a tampon?

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Can I do kegel exercises while wearing a tampon?

Here are some...: Intentional pelvic floor muscle exercise for Kegel carries no known adverse effect even with tampon as long as feeling comfortable mentally & physically. But if still in doubt, seek professional counseling timely. Best wishes... ...Read more

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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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When I do the (kegel-exercises) it me turn on and my PC swell up, wet and horny! ?

What is question?: It sounds like u may need to talk to someone about issues related to sexuality. ...Read more