4 doctors weighed in:

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

4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mitchell Schuster
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Mitchell Schuster
Dr. Mitchell Schuster
Thank
Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Using any muscle you are unaccustomed to using can potentially make you sore.

In brief: Yes

Using any muscle you are unaccustomed to using can potentially make you sore.
Dr. Bryan Levey
Dr. Bryan Levey
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Jane Van Dis
Board Certified, Obstetrics & Gynecology
14 years in practice
47M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors