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Should I do Kegel exercises to stop going to the bathroom if I have multiple sclerosis?

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Just like you tone your biceps and triceps, you can strengthen the pelvic floor muscles that support your bladder. These muscles hold urine in your bladder so it won't leak when you sneeze, cough, or laugh.

To find the right muscles, squeeze like you would to stop the flow of urine, hold for about 4 seconds, then release. Do these exercises a few times each hour. You don't have to set aside a special place or time. Do them wherever and whenever you like.

If you have trouble finding your pelvic floor muscles, ask a nurse or physical therapist for help.

From: Tame Your Bladder When You Have MS WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: "Bladder & Bowel Dysfunction."

Multiple Sclerosis Society of New Zealand: "Multiple Sclerosis and Your Bladder and Bowel: 3rd Edition."

National Association for Continence: "Bladder Irritants in Your Diet."

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: "Bladder Problems," "Urinary Dysfunction & MS."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on May 5, 2019

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: "Bladder & Bowel Dysfunction."

Multiple Sclerosis Society of New Zealand: "Multiple Sclerosis and Your Bladder and Bowel: 3rd Edition."

National Association for Continence: "Bladder Irritants in Your Diet."

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: "Bladder Problems," "Urinary Dysfunction & MS."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on May 5, 2019

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