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Does having a hernia run in families

A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Somewhat: Hernias are more common in males, and there can be a hereditary type condition in which some men inherit collagen fibers are weaker or more likely to ... Read More
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Dr. Rafael Lugo
27 years experience General Surgery
Yes: It can.

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Can perform most all normal activities but refrain from doing things that make the hernia painful or uncomfortable. You may not be able to run at full ... Read More
Dr. Peter Lydon
38 years experience General Surgery
Yes: No problem unless the hernia is bothering you.
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Usually.: Aerobic exercise is unlikely to irritate an existing hernia unless it has reached a size where bowel incarceration is possible. If your hernia is smal ... Read More
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Dr. Rafael Lugo
27 years experience General Surgery
You can: Yeas you can!
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Yes : But the best advise is get it repaired and run as much as you want and prevent incarceration ( complications ).
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Buck Parker
16 years experience General Surgery
Yes: If the hernia is causing pain or discomfort during the activity i would recommend backing off, but in general you can run and jog with an inguinal her ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman
31 years experience Family Medicine
Start gradually: Start gradually and increase over time....no pain, no problem......you can stretch a surgical scar....if you have pain at the site, but no hernia, use ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Depends: It depends on the type of hernia and technique if repair. For most operations, activity as tolerated by pain is the rule. Check with your surgeon to b ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Stevens
23 years experience General Surgery
No: A hernia is a defect in the abdominal wall. Some premature infants are born with this. Otherwise people acquire them by straining their abdominal wa ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Bodell
49 years experience General Surgery
It is possible: Depending an the site location of the hernia and if it is reducible may affect breathing. Hernias that are not reducible usually cause pain and disco ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Cunnar
26 years experience Family Medicine
It is likely: Short answer is yes. Anything that increased intra-abdominal pressure can extend (or worsen) a hernia. Be careful.

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