pubococcygeus muscle

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pubococcygeus muscle

See PC muscle.

pu·bo·coc·cy·ge·us mus·cle

(pyū'bō-kok-sij'ē-ŭs mŭs'ĕl)
Fibers of the levator ani, arising from the pelvic surface of the body of the pubis and adjacent tendinous arch of obturator fascia, attaching to the coccyx.
Synonym(s): musculus pubococcygeus [TA] , pubococcygeal muscle.
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"If you have OAB, when you feel an urge to urinate, stop and/or sit, perform five or six quick Kegel muscle contractions, take a deep breath, and relax until the urge passes; then, you can walk to the restroom normally."
According to her Web site, www.theperfectphit.com, vaginal rejuvenation services include Lip Sync ("labiaplasty for asymmetric and elongated inner labia"), Lazy Susan ("electrical stimulation for an effortless Kegel muscle workout"), and Kegel Phitness ("learn how to Kegel like a champ").
That strengthens the Kegel muscles (the muscles on the pelvic floor) to help prevent the bladder from pushing down on the urethra.