Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Uterine Prolapse Kegel Exercises

Uterine prolapse can be treated with Kegel exercises.

Kegel Exercises
Kegel exercises strengthen the muscles that support the uterus. These muscles also help control urination.

How to perform Kegel exercises:

  • Contract your muscles upward and inward while urinating, so that you can stop the flow of urine.
  • Hold this position for a count of 6 seconds.
  • Release the urine for a count of 6 seconds.
  • Repeat the above one more time before emptying your bladder.
  • Once you are able to perform this exercise while urinating, you may perform them between urinating.
  • Perform the exercises 4 times a day.

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Last Updated: Jan 7, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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