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Can i exercise with a unilaterl inguinal hernia?

Can i exercise with a unilaterl inguinal hernia?

Yes, but it might : Cause pain or lead to incarceration. Definitive solution is surgical repair, after which you can resume your exercise program. In the meantime, avoid any exercise that strains your abdominal muscles. ...Read more

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Hernia (Definition)

A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall thru which the inner lining protrudes thru, creating a sac. Organs from within the abdominal cavity, such as the intestine, can protrude thru the hole and get stuck in the sac. Many hernias develop during fetal life and become evident in childhood or as an adult. Some develop following a prior abdominal operation. The cornerstone ...Read more

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Can i start exercise after 5 month of hernia surgery?

Can i start exercise after 5 month of hernia surgery?

Yes: Five months should be more than enough recovery time to resume exercise following repair of most hernias. Might not be a bad idea just to check with your surgeon before resuming vigorous exercise. ...Read more

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Living with a Hernia (Checklist)

Avoid straining
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Consider surgical repair
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Avoid heaving lifting
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See a general surgeon
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What kinda exercise can I do with and inaugural hernia?

What kinda exercise can I do with and inaugural hernia?

Limit by pain : Base your activity level on how the hernia feels. If it hurts, back off. ...Read more

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If i exercise everyday will it make my hernia get smaller?

If i exercise everyday will it make my hernia get smaller?

No: A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall through which intra abdominal contents can protrude and appear as a lump under the skin. Only a surgical procedure will close the hole. Unfortunately, exercise will not. ...Read more

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Living with a Hernia (Checklist)

Avoid heavy lifting
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Avoid straining
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Avoid constipation
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If painful, see your doctor
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Hi, I have a small hiatus hernia and don't know what kind of exercise can I do. Can someone please help me. I want to exercise.

Hi, I have a small hiatus hernia and don't know what kind of exercise can I do. Can someone please help me. I want to exercise.

Hiatal hernia: A small hiatal hernia, meaning no bigger than 2cm, shouldn't be a problem when it comes to exercise. It may cause you some heartburn, and strenuous exercise may exacerbate that a bit, but for the most part you should be able to do whatever exercises you want to. ...Read more

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Living with a Hernia (Checklist)

Discuss pros and cons of hernia repair with your doctor
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Be aware of symptoms of incarcerated hernia, pain&can't reduce
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Go to emergency department for incarcerated hernia
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I can't afford surgery on my ing uinal hernia what's the best exercise I can do?

I can't afford surgery on my ing uinal hernia what's the best exercise I can do?

Walking: This problem is not improved with exercise. Imagine an old innertube tire with a weak area and bulging of the innertube. This doesn't get better with stress or increased inflation; it has to be fixed. Your only option outside of surgery is a truss to hold pressure on the area. I wish we had an alternative to surgery, especially for the smaller, bothersome hernias. ...Read more

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Exercise (Definition)

Exercise is physical activity, such as walking, running, swimming, biking, ...Read more

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