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When doing kegel exercises is it normal to have abdominal tension and discomfort?

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Dr. Janet Greenhut
Preventive Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Janet Greenhut
Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Dr. John Geisler
Gynecology - Oncology

In brief: Kegel exercises

It can be if you are not not able to fully isolate your pelvic floor muscles to exercise only them.

In brief: Kegel exercises

It can be if you are not not able to fully isolate your pelvic floor muscles to exercise only them.
Dr. John Geisler
Dr. John Geisler
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