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A 42-year-old member asked:

is it ok to use the recumbent exercise bike with an inguinal hernia?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
Probably OK: Aerobic exercise should not worsen an existing hernia or increase the probability of a complication. In contrast, weight lifting and aggressive core exercises may cause a hernia to enlarge. In general, if the activity causes groin pain, it is probably best to avoid that activity or get the hernia repaired.
Dr. David Earle
General Surgery 31 years experience
Depends : Base your activity on your symptoms. No symptoms, ok to proceed. See a general surgeon to find out more details about your case.
Dr. Ayo Adu
Dr. Ayo Aduanswered
Sports Medicine 14 years experience
Depends: As long as you're not increasing your abdominal pressure during the exercise to the point of worsening your pain.

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If my newborn has a lump in his scrotum, does he have a hernia?

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Maybe: A lump in your baby's scrotum could be related to a hernia, which is a piece of the intestine that finds it way to the scrotal sac. Or the swelling in the scrotum could be a hydrocele, an accumulation of fluid in the scrotum. Or it could signal trauma to the area, or a torsion, which happens when the testicle twists upon itself, which can be serious. Ask your doctor to check your baby's scrotum.
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Can I exercise outdoors in the heat while breast feeding?

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What type of exercise is best for the heart muscle?

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Aerobic: The aha recommends 150 minutes / week of moderate aerobic activity spread over 4-6 days for optimal cardiovascular health.
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A 40-year-old female asked:

Why am I sometimes extremely dizzy after exercise? I work out frequently, eat well, drink more than 8x8 glasses of water a day.

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Can be other causes: Dizziness with exercise doesn't just happen with inadequate hydration. If a person is well hydrated, and still gets dizzy, her doctor can evaluate. Sometimes there are circulation problems, such as not enough blood flow to the brain under certain conditions or activities. There can be heart problems, or not enough red blood cells (anemia), etc...

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