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Doctor insights on: When Doing Kegel Exercises Is It Normal To Have Abdominal Tension And Discomfort

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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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Dr. Robert Harris
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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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From practicing kegel exercise I have to go to the bathroom much more frequently, is this normal?

From practicing kegel exercise I have to go to the bathroom much more frequently, is this normal?

Possibly: Performing kegel exercises may focus your attention on your bladder, and this possibly initiates your feeling the need to urinate. However, performing kegel exercises can squeeze the bladder neck, which if open, in patients with internal urethral sphincter dysfunction can contain urine forcing a little urethra down the urethra producing sensation of need to urinate. Otherwise kegels not cause of f. ...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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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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When doing kegel exercises are you supposed to squeeze your PC muscle?

Yes: You have to contract your gluteal muscles. These are located in the buttocks. You should also thrust your pelvis forwards at the the same time. This can be performed standing, sitting or lying down. Kegel exercises can also be performed by placing a medium sized inflatable ball between your knees and squeezing your knees together. Contract muscles counting to ten, then relax and repeat 10 times. ...Read more

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Besides kegel exercises what can you do to tighten your vaginal walls?

Besides kegel exercises what can you do to tighten your vaginal walls?

Vaginal weights: Sounds unusual, but there are vaginal weights that work well. Once placed. contract and hold. Please see GYN for assistance and demonstration. ...Read more

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Do kegel exercises help with the leaking of urine?

Do kegel exercises help with the leaking of urine?

Absolutely!: Kegels can help. But many women w/ leakage or urinary incontinence do not have healthy pelvic muscles and cannot "kegel" (aka pelvic muscle exercise) properly. If you injured your shoulder muscles & had trouble with shoulder - you wouldn't think twice about seeing a physical therapist(pt). Do pme squeeze for 10, relax for 10, for up to 50 reps a day. Ideally seek script for pelvic floor pt. ...Read more

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Is kegel exercises effective for premature ejaculation?

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 treating premature ejaculation, before considering topical and pharmacological options. ...Read more