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Can I Run While Having A Hernia
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
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 moreGet help now ›
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 moreGet help now ›
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 moreGet help now ›
Does running require the use of supporters? I run 2-3 kms at the speed of 9kmph.Can this lead to hernia
No: A hernia is a defect in the abdominal wall. Some premature infants are born with this. Otherwise people acquire them by straining their abdominal wall too hard, perhaps by lifting or moving. The abdominal wall if strong and healthy is less likely to acquire this defect. The weakest part of the abdominal wall is near the groin. A supporter (jock strap) holds the testicles in place. ...Read moreGet help now ›
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?
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 moreGet help now ›
I have a pain in my left groin, could this be another hernia? Abut 8 months ago i had surgery for a hernia on the right side of my groin for a hernia, but this doesn't feel like the other one did. Its a constant pain that increases as i lift or run. I don
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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 moreGet help now ›
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