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Can doing kegel exercises get you sore on the inside of your lower stomach?

Can doing kegel exercises get you sore on the inside of your lower stomach?

Shouldn't: Kegel exercises done correctly are supposed to increase the strength of the elevator plate. That is a group of muscles that help with support of the pelvic floor. Tose muscles are not in the abdomen so if your stomach area is hurting you probably are not doing them correctly. ...Read more

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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


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Can doing too many kegel exercises actually make you sore?

Can doing too many kegel exercises actually make you sore?

Yes: Kegel exercises can fatigue muscles just like other physical activity. When the muscle fibers tear, which is a normal part of exercise, they can have inflammation and pain. As with any exercise, rest and stretching may help alleviate the pain, and exercising in moderation can help avoid as much pain in the future. ...Read more

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When doing kegel exercises is it normal to have abdominal tension and discomfort?

When doing kegel exercises is it normal to have abdominal tension and discomfort?

No: Kegel exercises should be isolated to the muscles around your vagina, urethra, and anus. If there is abdominal tension and discomfort, you may not be tightening the right muscles. Ask your health care provider to show you which muscles should be exercised. ...Read more

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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

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

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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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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What are the benefits of kegel exercises for the anal muscles?

I suppose that : Depends on if you are gay or straight. I really can't think of a benefit if you are straight, except perhaps if you were having a problem leaking stool. If you are gay, learning how to control your muscles might make intercourse more comfortable for you and your partner. For us women, we have to do thousands of them before they do any good, i don't know if they have done studies on men yet! ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more