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- Website: UpToDate - patient information
- Resource type: Article
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Pelvic floor muscles work to support the organs in the pelvis, such as the bladder and rectum. When these muscles are weakened—naturally through age, an injury, or some other contributing factor—it can result in urinary and fecal incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. Pelvic floor exercises (i.e. Kegel exercises) can help to enhance the strength of these muscles and improve symptoms.
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biofeedback , electrical stimulation, vaginal weights, leakage, urine, stress incontinence, urinate , control
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Rated on: 4/14/2021 3:01:01 AM
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