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What are vaginal weights for bladder control?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Medicine
Pelvic floor exercises are among the best treatments for improving overactive bladder symptoms. They cannot be performed correctly until you locate the right muscles to contract, and vaginal weights make finding the right muscles easier. Vaginal weights are cone-shaped and come as a set with several different sized weights that are inserted into the vagina. They are smooth and plastic on the outside with a metal weight inside with a string to help you pull them back out when you are done with them. 

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