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can you workout with a hernia

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Dr. Ray Compton
29 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Exercise is always good. You will notice the bulge may increase in size with straining. But, the bulge is not the hernia. The hernia is the hole that ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Nothing: until cleared by his surgeon.
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Yes: May not want to do sit-ups or strain abdominal s. Many people have a small defect-umbilical for life with no symptoms or problems. If it gets bigger ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. D J
Dr. D J answered
37 years experience General Surgery
It depends: If not repaired, you should only do exercises that don't cause bulging of the hernia. After surgery and adequate healing time, you may do whatever is ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
47 years experience Pediatrics
Ask doctor: I would ask your doctor who made the diagnosis as your doctor knows how much of a hernia is present. You should hold off on strenuous exercises, til ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Orr
43 years experience Surgical Oncology
Yes: As long as you are not having pain there shouldn't be a problem.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hashim Alani
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Cyst: Depends on what kind of cyst and how big. See a general surgeon.
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Yes!: Most hernias should be no significant barrier to conception. Problems may arise as gestation progresses. Keep your doctor informed of any symptoms.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
It depends : On which sport and how much pressure you put on your abdomen, assuming you are talking about an inguinal hernia. If it causes pain or discomfort, you ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Joey Bluhm
16 years experience General Surgery
Not recommended: Patients can live with hernias for years and not have symptoms, however if you have a hernia large enough that it reaches your testicles, i would reco ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Yes, but it might : Cause pain or lead to incarceration. Definitive solution is surgical repair, after which you can resume your exercise program. In the meantime, avoi ... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Hernia: Yes. Of course. After you get the hernia repaired.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Indirectly, at best.: A hiatal hernia, by definition, is an enlarged opening in the diaphragm muscle that separates the chest from abdominal cavity. It is often used inter ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Same: Unless very large it should reduce into abdomen if lying down on your back. If it does not or is very large then you need a general surgical consulta ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Probably NOT, See: an Orthopod to confirm the Dx and proper treatment started and then followed up to monitor your progress. You will be allowed to go back to sprinting ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
37 years experience General Surgery
No: Hernias occur where a defect develops in the boundaries of a hollow body cavity. Since the neck is not a hollow cavity, there are no potential hernia ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Wagner
23 years experience Anesthesiology
Low impact : Swimming.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Usually: A hiatal hernia is an enlargement of the hole in the diaphragm thru which the esophagus passes to enter into the abdomen. This usually causes no symp ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Henning
49 years experience Anesthesiology
Use DVDs: You've got a terrific start with all that equipment! i'm a huge fan of p90, p90x and related dvds as they are holistic and cycle through resistance, a ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Timothy Van dyne
44 years experience Podiatry
Careful: I have been a weight lifter for 58 years with no issues until I did what I knew was a wrong lift. Now I have a right Bicep torn head. Do your lifting ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Horst Weinberg
67 years experience Pediatrics
Penis size does not : Pain after vigorous sex is called 'dyspereunia' (cause unknown) and has nothing to do with penis size. So just, enjoy, and take some tylenol (acetam ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
No: A hiatal hernia is an enlargement of the normal hole in the diaphragm muscle through which the esophagus passes to enter into the abdominal cavity. A ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: This should be fine. Be sure to get up and move every 30 min to help avoid dvt.

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