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

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Dr. James Cunnar answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Short answer is yes. Anything that increased intra-abdominal pressure can extend (or worsen) a hernia. Be careful.

Answered Jun 11, 2017

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Dr. David Earle answered

Specializes in General Surgery

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.

Answered Feb 6, 2019

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