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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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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 having hernia?

Yes: No problem unless the hernia is bothering you. ...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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My son has an asymtomatic anterior tibialis hernia. Is it ok to continue running? He has no pain at the moment. Thank you.

My son has an asymtomatic anterior tibialis hernia. Is it ok to continue running? He has no pain at the moment. Thank you.

Hernia?: If there is no pain, probably ok to keep running. If you're not already doing so, a consultation with a sports medicine doctor is in order. The term hernia usually refers to the abdominal wall, and not the leg. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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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?

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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If you are running a fever will they operate on you I am having a hernia repair and my fever is 99.7

If you are running a fever will they operate on you I am having a hernia repair and my fever is 99.7

Fevers: Fevers generally indicate an infective process somewhere in the body, many times in the upper airway. If elective surgery is performed in the face of an infection it may compromise healing and, if the fever is due to an upper respiratory tract infection, it can complicate the anesthesia which puts you at greater risk of a life threatening complication. A temperature of 99.7 is a low grade fever, and after evaluation by the general surgeon and anesthesiologist, it may be determined to allow the surgery to proceed. ...Read more

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Will they operate on you if you are running a fever I am having a hernia repair but I am running a fever of 99.7.

Will they operate on you if you are running a fever I am having a hernia repair but I am running a fever of 99.7.

Fevers: Fevers generally indicate an infective process somewhere in the body, many times in the upper airway. If elective surgery is performed in the face of an infection it may compromise healing and if the fever is due to an upper respiratory tract infection is can complicate the anesthesia which could put you at greater risk. A temperature of 99.7 is a low grade fever, and after evaluation by the general surgeon and anesthesiologist, it may be determined to allow the surgery to proceed. ...Read more

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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.

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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I am a 56-year-old woman newly diagnosed w/hiatal hernia. Omeprazole 20 mg controls my symptoms; can I still run and do yoga w/o making hernia worse?

I am a 56-year-old woman newly diagnosed w/hiatal hernia. Omeprazole 20 mg controls my symptoms; can I still run and do yoga w/o making hernia worse?

Sure: Yoga and running should be helping if anything.
If your yoga routine contains upside down postures and you notice worsening of your symptoms following your practice would suggest avoiding that specific part in the future. ...Read more

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How long will it take an to recover from inguinal hernia surgery and start running again?

How long will it take an to recover from inguinal hernia surgery and start running again?

Weeks: Return to exercise after hernia repair is dependent on the health of the patient, method of hernia repair, and extent of surgery. Following laparoscopic hernia repair, my patients are instructed to begin aerobic exercise whenever they feel well enough. Many will be fast-walking on a treadmill or elliptical within a week, running outdoors in 2-3 weeks, and back to pre-surgical fitness in 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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Can inguinal hernia be aggrevated by running? I had ing hernia surgery on RHS and now having dull pain in same area on LHS as I have started running?

Could be.: Dull pain in the groin (inguinal) region is sometimes associated with an uncomplicated inguinal hernia. Things that would aggravate a hernia or make them symptomatic include straining or stretching, such as with running. Have a general surgeon exam you for hernia in the left inguinal area. ...Read more

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I have a bump on my shin, after some research, it sounds like:a Tibialis Anterior Hernia. It's only visible after running or stretching. Is this it?

I have a bump on my shin, after some research, it sounds like:a Tibialis Anterior Hernia. It's only visible after running or stretching. Is this it?

Possibly: I have been in practice for well over 20 years and I have never seen such a hernia. That doesn't mean it couldn't happen. Regardless, it is usually not serious. ...Read more

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I have a sharp burning pain to the left and down from my belly button. Had an ultrasound came back as no hernia but the pains still there when I run?

Clinical diagnosis: Hernias are diagnosed by physical examination. Any type of imaging, whether ultrasound, ct scan, or MRI is unreliable and often will not detect a hernia unless there is something stuck in it (i.e., "incarcerated"). So you may still have a hernia despite the ultrasound being negative. If you are concerned with a hernia, consult a board certified general surgeon. ...Read more

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Is there another way for the dr to check on your hiatial hernia and stomach ulcer besides running a scope?

Is there another way for the dr to check on your hiatial hernia and stomach ulcer besides running a scope?

Yes: X-ray with barium swallow gives some information, and some functional appraisal but does not show inner lining as well, and does not allow biopsy if issues seen. ...Read more

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6 months after inguinal hernia surgery (mesh) Is it normal to have shooting pains and tingles the next day after exercising, eg running, short sprints?

6 months after inguinal hernia surgery (mesh) Is it normal to have shooting pains and tingles the next day after exercising, eg running, short sprints?

Inguinal hernia: Its very well possible. Probably what you are experiencing is scar tissue or mesh or both affecting / irritating the inguinal nerve. ...Read more

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Why a year after my double inguinal hernia operation do my stomach muscle feel very week and after / during my running my groins become painful.?

Why a year after my double inguinal hernia operation do my stomach muscle feel very week and after / during my running my groins become painful.?

Many possibilities: Not enough info to make a determination. This may be due to core muscle weakness following surgery or could be related to the surgery. Need to see your surgeon to make sure the hernias have not recurred. That would be the 1st place to start. ...Read more

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I had GERD and hitial hernia surgery 3 month again. After how long I can do sport include running, joga, and other. And did wrap change stomach size?

I had GERD and hitial hernia surgery 3 month again. After how long I can do sport include running, joga, and other. And did wrap change stomach size?

Now/Sort Of: At 3 months postop, you should have no activity restrictions (of course, your surgeon would be the best one to answer this). The upper 10% of the stomach is used to create the wrap, so the size of your stomach is (slightly) decreased. However, it is the function of the stomach that is most greatly affected, preventing the reflux of acid up the esophagus. ...Read more

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I'm running out of Cyclogyl and DuoNeb and need refills. My insurance and doctors are still in transition, plus I was admitted to the ER on 4/4 with a stomach hernia and gallstones. I got a CT, an EKG, a chest x-ray, and an ultrasound so I've been fully

I'm running out of Cyclogyl and DuoNeb and need refills. My insurance and doctors are still in transition, plus I was admitted to the ER on 4/4 with a stomach hernia and gallstones. I got a CT, an EKG, a chest x-ray, and an ultrasound so I've been fully

Here are some. ..: The points you wishes to ask are unclear. With so much info in hand, you should direct this Q or other Qs to your treating Doc or ER since they have obligation to help you understand where your current health state is. Nonetheless, following instructions in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html will help you how to proceed with the care you need. Best wishes. .. ...Read more

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57 m w/ right small inguinal hurnia. Good health. Love running slow yet long distance. As far as chronic pain & back to running - is it open or l-scop

Could be either: Most inguinal hernias can be fixed laparoscopically although it depends on your anatomy and any previous surgeries. Laparoscopically may get you back to activities slightly quicker. It's most important to find a surgeon experienced at hernia repair. ...Read more