Urinary incontinence and Kegel exercise question?
I have three children and lately have had a problem with urinary incontinence. My GYN told me about kegel exercises and I have been doing them for awhile. She also told me to practice by trying to stop and go during urination. I noticed that once I urinate I can not stop at all. Is this normal? Also any good techniques on doing kegal exercises and if I practice every day how long will it take before I start seeing improvement?
What you have is called stress incontinence. A little bit of urine leaks out when you sneeze, cough, or laugh. Kegel exercises are effective but hard to explain how to do them. The easiest way to explain how to isolate that muscle is to start and stop urination. If you are not able to do this I would tell my doctor. Not to be too explicit but also when you have sex try tightening your vaginal muscles around….well I don’t want to be too graphic I hope you get my drift.
You can do kegel exercises anywhere while driving, in line at the grocery store, waiting in the doctor’s office.