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will hernia go away if I lose weight

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kirpal Singh
24 years experience General Surgery
No: Hernia is a defect ( hole) in muscle/fascia. Once u have it, it never goes away. With efforts to try to loose wt and lifting etc, it may get bigger. I ... Read More
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Dr. Myron Redd
Specializes in General Surgery
No: It may not bother you as much, but will not go away without surgical repair.

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A male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Not usual: BUT depends on location, size, pain, and associated symptoms.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
Probably yes: Because you can exercise more and burn calories that you would otherwise not. But only indirectly.
Dr. Emil Shakov
17 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Lose before: Better to lose your weight before the surgery in order to have better results.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasu Brown
34 years experience Integrative Medicine
No/ helps: Hernia does not shrink but there is less pressure so hernia will improve due to reduced bulk pressing on it.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Earle
31 years experience General Surgery
Calorie restriction : Limit calorie intake to 1200-1500/day. You must count the calories of everything that goes in your mouth. Avoid carbohydrates. Walk 30 minutes per day ... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Obesity ; Surgery: Anatomy. Abdominal pressure on the wound. To avoid the wound opening up during healing. For oxygen to get to the injured tissue to heal best. I am ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
34 years experience General Surgery
Aerobic Exercise: Weight loss is primarily related to reducing caloric intake and increasing aerobic activity, in that order of importance. Neither of those should be ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
27 years experience Holistic Medicine
Losing weight: To lose weight, get ur resting metabolism rate done(weight loss centers do this). This determines the total number of calories you need to lose 1-2lbs ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lin
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Here are some...: Umbilical hernia repair should have no direct impact to gain weight. How to lose weight? Please peruse articles listed in http://www.formefirst.com/on ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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The hernia: is actually a defect through which a portion of your stomach protrudes through an opening in your diaphragm causing heartburn or gastric distress. I a ... Read More

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