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Can I run while having a hernia?

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. David Earle
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Hernia (Definition)

The ascendence of the gastroesophageal junction into the chest above the diaphragm through the ...Read more


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Can I run while I have a hernia?

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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Does having a hernia run in families?

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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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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Should I wear my hernia belt while I run?

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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When after a hernia op can I start running and zumba again?

When after a hernia op can I start running and zumba again?

Depends: It depends on the type of hernia and technique if repair. For most operations, activity as tolerated by pain is the rule. Check with your surgeon to be sure. ...Read more

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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

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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Will a hernia affect breathing when running?

Will a hernia affect breathing when running?

It is possible: Depending an the site location of the hernia and if it is reducible may affect breathing. Hernias that are not reducible usually cause pain and discomfort that can affect breathing. ...Read more

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Would weight lifting or running/bicycling make a hernia worst?

Would weight lifting or running/bicycling make a hernia worst?

Maybe: Hernia can get worse with or without activity. Let your symptoms be your guide. If it bothers you, ease up. Listen to you body and use common sense. If the hernia is limiting your activity, consider a consultation with a general surgeon. ...Read more

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