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What are kegel exercises? How do we do it?

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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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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Could you tell me what are kegel exercises?

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?

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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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 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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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?

Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
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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