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Could you tell me what are kegel exercises?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Bladder exercises

Pelvic floor exercises help to improve the tone and strength of the pelvic floor muscles, thus helping with pelvic organ support.
This will decrease risk of pelvic relaxation, uterine descent, bladder descent, urinary incontinence, and helps to promote healing and comfort after pelvic surgery or childbirth. To get the feeling for these exercises, try stopping the flow of urine while voiding and try to tighten your bottom as if you’re trying to hold back gas.

In brief: Bladder exercises

Pelvic floor exercises help to improve the tone and strength of the pelvic floor muscles, thus helping with pelvic organ support.
This will decrease risk of pelvic relaxation, uterine descent, bladder descent, urinary incontinence, and helps to promote healing and comfort after pelvic surgery or childbirth. To get the feeling for these exercises, try stopping the flow of urine while voiding and try to tighten your bottom as if you’re trying to hold back gas.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Dr. Sheila Goodman
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Bladder exercises

Kegel exercises are designed to build up the urethral sphincter muscle which is at the opening of the tube that empties the bladder.
These exercises will decrease leakage that is caused by laughing, coughing or sneezing. Women learn to isolate the muscle by stopping a stream while urinating. They should then tighten and hold the muscle for a count of 10, up to 20 times daily.

In brief: Bladder exercises

Kegel exercises are designed to build up the urethral sphincter muscle which is at the opening of the tube that empties the bladder.
These exercises will decrease leakage that is caused by laughing, coughing or sneezing. Women learn to isolate the muscle by stopping a stream while urinating. They should then tighten and hold the muscle for a count of 10, up to 20 times daily.
Dr. Sheila Goodman
Dr. Sheila Goodman
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Dr. Sheila Goodman
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief:

Other types of incontinence won't get better with these exercises and may need medication or even surgery.

In brief:

Other types of incontinence won't get better with these exercises and may need medication or even surgery.
Dr. Sheila Goodman
Dr. Sheila Goodman
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