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Can Working Your Abs Cause You To Get Hernias
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
Do I have hernia i received pain when i was working out my abs. I still hve pain; its 3 weeks later. The pain is getting betteris it ab muscle strain?
Need exam: The best way to determine whether or not you have a hernia is a physical exam - primary care ok. It also depends on the location of the pain on the abdominal wall, and whether or not there is a lump associated with the area of pain. Sometimes, radiological imaging is necessary, and in severe cases, even exploratory surgery is utilized, usually in the form of laparoscopy. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Inguinal hernias in general get bigger with time. This is because any abdominal pressure increases force that pushes it out and there is no counteracting force to push it back in. Strong abs do not cause inguinal hernias to go back in. ...Read more
No.: Inguinal hernias occur at natural weak points of the abdominal wall. We believe that chronic "wear-and-tear" can lead to a hole forming in the muscle in susceptible people, which manifests itself as a hernia. Therefore, what you think may be helping you can actually increase the risk of a hernia developing. In contrast, obesity is a risk factor, as well, so your best bet is aerobic exercise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Whenever I workout my abs directly, I get a very weird feeling on the right side of my groin. Is it a hernia or a un stretched muscle?
Either or: it could be the start of a hernia or it could be a simple muscle bruised groin muscle if you do not see a bulge put your hand on the area that hurt and cough if you felt air rushing through then it could be the start of a hernia either way start taking 600-800 mg of ibuprofen three times a day after or with meals for a week go easy on the exercise ,use heat pad on the groin see your doctor ...Read more
Is it possible to get a hernia from peeing to hard?i forced my pee to come out faster because I was in a rush now when I cough my lower right abs hurt
Ok: Probale just muscle stain. See your doc if persistant. M ...Read more
Look for a bulge: Most likely your muscles are sore due to exercise. Hernias are holes in the abdominal wall associated with a lump under the skin, and/or localized pain. If its bad enough, or you think you have a hernia, see your primary care provider for an exam to find out more. Hope this helps! ...Read more
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