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kjacko (@kjacko)

Do those Kegels!

Prostate Cancer | Last Active: Dec 5, 2023 | Replies (28)

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kjacko, I have seen many post talking about Kegel exercises. I am not familiar with them. Can you explain what they are and how to do them or recommend at web site that gives that information?

I had 30 rounds of proton radiation for my prostrate cancer. I experienced increased need to urinate, urgency, and leaking. Most of that has improved but I have read the post of how much these help and would like to do them.

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Hard to explain Kegels. I am sure your doctor would write a script for you to have several weeks of PT with a Pelvic Floor physical therapist. They will actually connect a probe to you and verify the kegels are being performed properly. It is more of a feel thing than an exercise. Also the therapist will likely set you up on a program to do more traditional very light exercises that strengthen your pelvic floor muscles. I added them to my gym routine for a few months. Now I just do a few minutes of Kegels each morning. Good luck with everything and definitely ask for a script for PT. You won't regret it.

I heard an Aussie PT use the phrase "Pull your nuts up to your guts."

Alsp, work for slow and fast...eg 10 x holding for 10 sec each then try to do 10 x fast within 10 sec.