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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Can I run while having a hernia?

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Can I run while having a hernia?

Usually.: Aerobic exercise is unlikely to irritate an existing hernia unless it has reached a size where bowel incarceration is possible. If your hernia is small and not causing significant symptoms, keep on running! ...Read more

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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Can I run while I have a hernia?

Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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Can I run while I have a hernia?

Depends on…: Location & size of hernia as well as whether it is at risk for incarceration (entrapment of loop/s of bowel). If it is small & easily reducible, wearing support to protect the hernia should allow you to run. If hernia worsens after running, see fp/surgeon about possible repair surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Lydon
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Can i run while having hernia ?

Dr. Peter Lydon
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Yes: No problem unless the hernia is bothering you. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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Can I run or jog with and ing uinal hernia?

Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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Can I run or jog with and ing uinal hernia?

Yes: But watch for signs of increasing discomfort or increased hernia swelling, which would indicate a need for rest & relaxation for a while. Have you seen a doctor to get instructions that are best for your specific condition? ...Read more

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Does having a hernia run in families?

Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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Does having a hernia run in families?

Somewhat: Hernias are more common in males, and there can be a hereditary type condition in which some men inherit collagen fibers are weaker or more likely to form hernias. ...Read more

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Should I wear my hernia belt while I run?

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Should I wear  my hernia belt while I run?

If it helps.: A hernia belt may help support an area where a hernia is present, which can minimize the discomfort related to the hernia. Furthermore, it may reduce the risk of bowel getting stuck in the hernia, although this is unproven. Ultimately, the best thing to do would be to have the hernia surgically repaired--at 32, you are awfully young for wearing a hernia belt. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. David Earle
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Does running require the use of supporters? I run 2-3 kms at the speed of 9kmph.Can this lead to hernia

Dr. David Earle
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Does running require the use of supporters? I run 2-3 kms at the speed of 9kmph.Can this lead to hernia

No: Running does not cause hernias. Hernias are generally caused by a collagen disorder that cannot be diagnosed. No need for support to prevent hernia either. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Dr. Alexander Barkan
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I'm an athlete with a minor hernia that is causes extreme pain when i run i i get surgery how fast will i be able to return to my intense running?

Dr. Alexander Barkan
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Inguinal hernia : It depends how you get it done. If you get done the traditional way , with a groin cut and mesh it will take you six weeks at least to heal completely. If you find a surgeon that does laparoscopic (tepp) hernia repair then you can get back to normal much quicker. ...Read more

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Dr. John Valente
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I have GERD grade c and hiatus hernia. Used to consume alcohol but have stopped for now. Can this condition reverse itself. I run 3 km daily.

Dr. John Valente
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I have GERD grade c and hiatus hernia. Used to consume alcohol but have stopped for now. Can this condition reverse itself. I run 3 km daily.

Only with effort: Gerd worsens with factors that push stomach acid back up, such as being overweight, eating large meals and laying flat...Or factors that relax your lower esophagus allowing reflux, like fatty foods, alcohol, caffeine, so running to get in shape and laying off alcohol helps a lot. But the condition is being helped by your hard work, not truly "reversed by itself". ...Read more

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