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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?

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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