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A 37-year-old member asked:

Would weight lifting or running/bicycling make a hernia worst?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Cunnar
Family Medicine 28 years experience
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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Dr. David Earle
General Surgery 32 years experience
Maybe: Hernia can get worse with or without activity. Let your symptoms be your guide. If it bothers you, ease up. Listen to you body and use common sense. If the hernia is limiting your activity, consider a consultation with a general surgeon.
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Last updated Feb 6, 2019

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