Pelvic floor muscles

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   Posted 3/29/2011 1:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Ok this may be a stupid question. I know one issue they will test you for is to see if you have pelvic floor dysfunction. Will kegals exercise stregthen the pelvic floor muscles? I don't think that is my issue but you never know so I wanted to see in the event that you were diagnosed with this problem did they make you try any stretches or exercises?

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   Posted 3/29/2011 5:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Kegals are the exercises. Good luck. Rosemary

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   Posted 3/29/2011 6:08 PM (GMT -6)   
So on top of the biofeedback they suggest that?
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   Posted 3/30/2011 2:52 AM (GMT -6)   
i was never offered kegals. from what i understand, kegals exersices are meant to strengthen the pelvic muscles to treat incontinence. in my case, that wasn't the problem, but just the opposite, i don't have weak pelvic muscles, but my muscles are too tight and not letteing go of the stools - that's called anismus. the biofeedback PT was trying to work with me to learn how to relax my pelvic muscles, not strengthen them. but i don't know if kegals can treat anismus, maybe.
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   Posted 4/24/2011 11:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Does anyone experience urinary retention as a result of pelvic floor dysfuncton? I have a long history of UTIs, then last year I was told I have a tight pelvic floor muscle. I often have difficulty emptying my bladder, sometimes problems peeing at all. If I take a hot sitz bath, I can then empty my bladder. I don't want to have to do this for the rest of my life! I've tried PT and biofeedback, was successful there, but it doesn't seem to help when I'm trying to pee. Any input would be appreciated.
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