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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
1 doctor agrees
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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