Rockledge, Florida

Marja Sprock, M.D., FACOG, FPMRS Board Certified
Fellowship Trained Urogynecologist

Now Accepting New Patients

info@CFUroGyn.com      Phone:  321-806-3929

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New Treatment Option for Stress Urinary Incontinence

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Recurrent UTI - Urinary Tract Infection

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Stool or Bowel Incontinence

Pain with Sex

Nightime Urination

A Tighter Vagina - the Answer to Happiness

Do not Let Urine Loss Color the Golden Years

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I have to Go All the Time

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Love, Sex, Kegels - What is there to know?

Love, sex and Kegel exercises have a special connection. Most women have heard about Kegel exercises; however it is often followed by “they do not work.” Some women know you can practice them anywhere and anytime, and … they can come in very handy while having sex, for the enjoyment of both partners.

A lot of women are focused on strengthening their body and have incorporated skeletal muscle training in their exercise routine. With all the emphasis on training the biceps, abdomen and quadriceps, the pelvic floor muscles have been overlooked.

Muscles that can help with continence of urine and feces should not be neglected. If the pelvic muscles are trained and strong, it will not cure all urinary and fecal incontinence, but will at least improve it. The improved control can benefit stress incontinence as well as overactive bladder issues. After training the pelvic floor, there will be more control.

It is also important not to move the muscles in the wrong/opposite direction. A lot of women, when they think they are contracting the pelvic floor, in fact relax and let the urine/feces go. Remember when you were quickly turning the key in the lock, because you had to go so badly?  Maybe instead of contracting the pelvic floor, you let it go!

For the more flexible women it is easy to check if you contract your pelvic floor muscles. Position two fingers in your vagina and try to contract your pelvic floor muscles. If you do not feel anything happening, it is time to wake the sleepy muscles up. In my clinic I have vaginal probes and computer guidance to start the initial strengthening. Usually patients will need about 3 sessions to really get what the “Kegels” are all about and then they can practice as much as they need.

It is time to stop ignoring your pelvic floor muscles and get some strength into them.

Nine out of ten women who get examined in my clinic have no idea how to contract the pelvic floor muscles. A lot of them can contract the anal sphincter, which is a start to pelvic floor awareness.

Over the years, I was afraid only once to have my fingers “squeezed off” when I checked for pelvic floor muscle strength. The patient was a gym teacher who had taught people how to do Kegels for years.

If you can consciously contract and relax your pelvic floor muscles, it can enhance your sexual experience as well as your possible partners'. You may want to practice first, before letting go on your partner. It can definitely enhance the sexual sensation since you can actively narrow/contract your vagina. And as in clinical practice, you can do this slow and hold for 5-10 counts or fast sessions of 5 or 10 in a row.

Your orgasmic experience can be enhanced with a better awareness and control of your pelvic floor musculature. If not that at least you can control the loss of urine and feces.

Love, sex and Kegels -- now you know how it all falls into place.

If you just like to learn how to do Kegels, you can schedule a consultation with Dr. Sprock at Central Florida UroGynecology. Marja Sprock, M.D. is a fellowship trained urogynecologist in Rockledge.

For more information call 321-806-3929 or www.CFUroGyn.com


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