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Kegel Exercises

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Roger and J. Thanks for the cheers and feedback. I had not thought to do Kegel exercises now before catheter removal, though I did do them pre-op.

What pattern of exercise do you find works best?
300 per day? 3 sets of 15 each?
Do them quickly? Or slow with gradual build up-hold-release?

I appreciate the warning to take it easy. My tendency is to head out the door for a hike. My plan is to give 8 weeks before trying any heavy lifting, then at least a month of exercise. I have read several sad stories of men who lifted heavy items too soon.

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Joined: Jan 2007

Rich, I did 3 or 4 sets of 25 each. I did slowly and tried to hold between each.

Good Luck.

RichardRS's picture
Posts: 44
Joined: Nov 2007

A friend had an open RP and a urethra resection.
He was dry in 3 months.
25-40 Kegel squeezes every hour.
The trick must be conditioning bladder muscle memory to perform the roles the prostate played.

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