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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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Is it normal to feel slight abdominal muscle pain after stretching exercises?Thnks...

Is it normal to feel slight  abdominal muscle pain after stretching exercises?Thnks...

Sure: The abdominal muscles are part of the core muscle group. These muscle are frequently engaged in any exercise, and stretching will certain activate the muscles. Obviously, you shouldn't have pain for a long duration, and it should really just be noticing the muscles more than being in physical pain. ...Read more

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Can kagel exercise shorten the period? And it is normal to have utirine contractions while doing it

Can kagel exercise shorten the period? And it is normal to have utirine contractions while doing it

No and no: Kegel's will not affect the duration of your period. And it is not normal for you to have uterine contractions with the exercises - pelvic floor exercises are not related to uterine muscle contraction. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have low back pain with muscle spasm during orgasm?

Is it normal to have low back pain with muscle spasm during orgasm?

Yes and no: You should not be normally experiencing low back pain/ muscle spasms unless you have an underlying back condition, i.E herniated disc, or sacroiliac pain or possibly a pelvic floor dysfunction. Discuss with your primary care doctor and gyn. ...Read more

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I have upper back and neck pain that does not feel like a muscle strain. The pain is worse when doing standing lifts like squats. Happened for 2 weeks?

I have upper back and neck pain that does not feel like a muscle strain. The pain is worse when doing standing lifts like squats. Happened for 2 weeks?

Disc or ligament: Pain lasting 2 weeks is usually not muscular. A disc bulge, a tear in the disc or ligament sprain are more likely. Avoid any activities that cause pain. Sounds like its time to see a doc for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What foods can strengthen muscles as i can't exercise I have divericulation of abdomen recti and slight herniation.Dr.S?

What foods can strengthen muscles as  i can't exercise I have divericulation of abdomen recti and slight herniation.Dr.S?

See a surgeon!: A diastasis of the rectus muscles (no such thing as a diverticulation of abdomen recti) should not Prohibit you from exercising! a hernia may but that can be fixed. Go see a general surgeon about your hernia. It can be fixed, and then 6 weeks later, you can get back to full physical activity! ...Read more

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I have chest pain that is reliefs when i make hard massage to the Trapz muscle! What's is this?!

I have chest pain that is reliefs when i make hard massage to the Trapz muscle! What's is this?!

Chest pain: Hi, the pain most likely is due to muscle spasm or strain, take it easy for a wk or so if you are weight lifting or doing heavy exercise, ...Read more

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Is it normal to be bloated and feel a lot of abdominal pain during radiation therapy?

Is it normal to be bloated and feel a lot of abdominal pain during radiation therapy?

Yes: If treating in the abdomen with radiation, the intestines and stomach are rather sensitive. We see nausea, diarrhea, bloating and all of this can lead to feeling pain and discomfort. The level of this is patient dependent. Some feel very little while someone else gets the full enteritis that can even be seen on ct scans. We use various medications to treat these symptoms to complete treatment. ...Read more

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Is it normal to experience chest pain when your boobs are growing?

Is it normal to experience chest pain when your boobs are growing?

It can be: But it also could be a problem with skin, nerves, muscle, shoulder, lung, heart, or stomach. See your doctor for a more thorough history, physical exam and further evaluation. ...Read more

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Does compressing tummy once in a while to flatten tummy (light isometric exercise) increase eye pressure? What about doing it the whole day? Thx

Does compressing tummy once in a while to flatten tummy (light isometric exercise)  increase eye pressure? What about doing it the whole day? Thx

Not really: Intense internal pressure can increase intracranial pressure and slightly affect eye pressure, but only temporarily. Under more pressure, your eye increases the outflow of fluid to bring the pressure back to normal.The type of exercise you are describing will have no effect. Don't worry. Enjoy your workout. ...Read more

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What do it mean when i experience lower back tension during elevated stress or anger, while seated, and can be debilitating?

What do it mean when i experience lower back tension during elevated stress or anger, while seated, and can be debilitating?

Anger & Back Pain: There are strong connections between back pain and anger/stress. This doesn't mean it's "all in your head, " but when you become tense (as we all do with strong anger) muscles in your back can tense also -- and hurt. Various forms of relaxation and other practices can help. Dr. John sarno describes this in his book: http://www.Amazon.Com/healing-back-pain-mind-body-connection/dp/0446557684. ...Read more

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Is it ok to exercise while having an anal fissure? Specially exercises like pushups?

Yes: Exercise would be fine with an anal fissure. Activities that cause friction in the anal area, like bike riding, may not be recommended while the area is trying to heal. ...Read more

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30yr fit male. My leg will often go completely numb when constipated combined with a feeling of inability to to empty bladder when doing a bowel movement. Is this normal? What could be the problem?

30yr fit male. My leg will often go completely numb when constipated combined with a feeling of inability to to empty bladder when doing a  bowel movement. Is this normal? What could be the problem?

See answer: Constipation related to any cause is commonly associated with difficulty urination (hesitancy, poor stream, difficulty emptying, etc) especially in older men with an enlarged prostate. Numbness in leg(s) though is not common and suggests a possible underlying neurological problem (which itself can cause voiding and bowel problems) and i would recommend you see an md for evaluation. ...Read more

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Started doing deep breathing exercises to try help ease anxiety and stress. Chest (or lungs) hurt for a little while after. Is this normal?

Started doing deep breathing exercises to try help ease anxiety and stress. Chest (or lungs) hurt for a little while after. Is this normal?

Don't overbreathe: Normal breathing is relaxed and not too fast. Overbreathing or hyperventilation syndrome may cause chest pains or tenderness, shortness of breath, or wheezing. Meditative breathing (e.g., herbert benson's "relaxation response") is helpful. ...Read more

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