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Pelvic Floor (Kegel) Exercises for Men

Pelvic floor (Kegel) exercises can help strengthen some of the muscles that control the flow of urine and are used to treat urge or stress incontinence. To do Kegel exercises:

  • Squeeze the same muscles you would use to stop your urine. Your belly and thighs should not move.
  • Hold the squeeze for 3 seconds, then relax for 3 seconds.
  • Start with 3 seconds. Then add 1 second each week until you are able to squeeze for 10 seconds.
  • Repeat the exercise 10 to 15 times a session. Do three or more sessions a day.

Kegel exercises can be done while traveling, at work, or at any time during the day.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Avery L. Seifert, MD - Urology
Current as of January 14, 2014

WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

Last Updated: January 14, 2014
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.

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