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A 54-year-old male asked:

I have an inguinal hernia, aches a bit, no pain, bulge the size of an egg & disappears when i lay down. it will need an operation. can i still play golf, run and do floor core exercise before the op please? i am 54, very fit/active, do cardio daily

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Dr. Steven Simon
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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 39 years experience
Enjoy golf: The real danger would be something that would get trapped in the hernia. This is,unlikely in your situation. You,could tape it down if concerned until you get it corrected, if desired. Speak with your surgeon regarding other do and dont’s. Good,luck
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