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Who should avoid using vaginal weighted cones to strengthen pelvic muscles?

Some women find that using vaginal weighted cones helps boost the power of their pelvic floor exercises. These are a set of smooth, tampon-shaped inserts of increasing weight. If you have significant uterine prolapse (in which the uterus drops out of its normal position), cystocele (in which the bladder is sagging into the vagina) or a rectocele (in which the rectum bulges into the vagina), your doctor will probably not recommend this method for strengthening your pelvic muscles.

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