It's the first thing most of my patients will say after listing off a laundry list of symptoms, "My friend says I need to be better about doing my Kegels." In fact, Kegels have become a knee-jerk solution among girlfriends, mothers, sisters, daughters, and physicians who want to offer a quick fix. Can’t play soccer with your kids without leaking. Kegel! Can’t eek out a sneeze without crossing your legs. Kegel! Can’t insert a tampon without causing pain. Kegel? Not so fast.