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A 50-year-old male asked:

Can sitting upright in office chair for hours aggrevate inguinal hernia? it seems to be happening to me. i have inguinal hernia on both sides.

5 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Stephen Sisselman
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Inguinal hernia: This type of hernia is more common in men. Standing lifting straining and even sitting upright may aggravate it. If u feel pain in the area, have a bulge which does not reduce with laying down or mild pressure or other discomfort exists then seek medical attention. The only treatment which has long term effectiveness is surgical correction of the hernia. Good luck!
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
A Verified Doctoranswered
Trauma Surgery 51 years experience
NO: Hernia are congenital. Need to have them surgically repaired. Heavy lifting may accelerate incarceration but does not cause hernias
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Yes: it could. Inguinal hernia will require surgery at some time. Feeling symptoms with minimal intra-bdominal pressure may be an indication for surgical evaluation
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
Hernia with symptoms: need to be repaired ( surfer ) as soon as possible to prevent complications , is a simple low risk out patient procedure see your doctor for surgical referral ,.
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 54 years experience
No but: Sitting will not make your inguinal hernias worse but you have hernias on both sides. If I were you I would get them repaired.I just answered another question about a 50yr old male from Saudi Arabia.It is possibly you.

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