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Can Working Your Abs Cause You To Get Hernias
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 more
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?
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
Yes: 7 months after abdominal hernia repair you should be able to return normal activities, including ab exercises unless otherwise directed by your surgeon. The tissues have healed, and while it will never be as strong as the original, there is typically no prescribed restriction on activities any longer as it won't change your outcomes. ...Read more
4-8 weeks: Most surgeons would like you to wait at least 4 weeks before starting abdominal wall stressing excersizes. Discuss this with you surgeon. ...Read more
Subsequent to an umbilial hernia repair with mesh, how long until I can excercise my abs as my abdomen is larger than?
Exercising: After umbilical hernia repair depends on the method used ; should be discussed with your surgeon. There are many methods for repairing umbilical hernias. "tension free" repairs with mesh allow patients to resume physical activity rapidly. However, suture-only repairs may require a longer period of time to permit the repair to fully heal before aggressive exercising; esp. Ab work. See your surgeon. ...Read more
I did hernia sugary in my stomach (lower abs) 2 weeks ago.... when can I go back to gym?? and what exercises I should avoid?
I always practice pulling in my abs and taking deep breath, it's now three weeks since I have done an umbilical hernia surgery, can I still do it.
Follw direction: It is best to follow the direction of your physician. He probably required you to rest a while longer and not do strenuous things for a least 6 weeks, but this is at the discretion of your physician. ...Read more
It's been 17days since I had lap ing hernia repair (r). I still feel light pain in my abs. Light pain also in my right testis when I touch it. Normal?
Some times yes: It is about the time should be healing completely, go to your surgeon for follow up visit. ...Read more
Slight pressure lower abdomen&slight pain when sitting up. Mild hardness but I've lost weight so I think I feel my abs. Neg preg test. Is this hernia?
Could be: The only way to know is to examine you. ...Read more
I have a lump after groin hernia repair years ago is this ok? Also what abs exercise are safe so I don't stress the repair?
Do I have abdominal muscle strain or hernia? I had pain when I was workingout my abs and its been almost 3 weeks now. Pain is better but still there.
I had an inguinal hernia repair surgery last year, what exercises can I do to tone my obliques and abs?
1SizeDOESNOT Fit All: The goal of any operation is to get people back to their baseline activity (and most people can!).However, activity restrictions may vary quite a bit from patient-to-patient, depending on the size and type of hernia, the nature of the repair, and the patient's health. Abdominal exercises will stress the repair, but the ability of your body to tolerate this stress is best answered by your surgeon. ...Read more
Contraction in my abdomen whenever I laugh or cough or tighten abs. 2 inches left from my navel, can be felt, no lump of pain. Could I have a hernia?
Yes: You can have a hernia even if you don't see a lump. A hernia is a small defect in your fascia that allows fat or intestines to slip through. When you cough or use your abdominal muscles it can pull on this defect causing pain. Very small hernias can be only 1cm in size and still cause symptoms. ...Read more
8 months pregnant with sharp pain across lower abs/upper pelvis, back pain, and nausia. Is this labor, a hernia, or more severe like an abruption?
If someone had a muscle disorder, could it make the abdominal muscles weak enough to have hernias and tears?
Acquired, congenital: Hernias are from acquired conditions or congenital meaning you were born with it. Muscle disorders are rare while hernias are common. See a doctor first to determine if a hernia is really present and not just weakness of the muscle. A muscle weakness can be strengthened by exercise. A hernia can be fixed by surgery. Hope this helps. ...Read more
I have had incisional abdominal hernia repair on 1st September, can I exceed use my abdominal muscles in the future?
Risk of recurrence: After repair of abdominal hernias, can do all normal activities and moderate exercises but not heavy ones to built ' six pack ' abdominal wall as there is always a risk of recurrence, speak to your surgeon will tell you what 'not to do' ...Read more
I been working out to get healthy and to get fit for the summer. My abs are so sore from sit-up, It's a hassle to sit up now. Would it be a beneficial to take a break in between my workout days?
Yes: It is recommended that you take that break if strenuous exercises of a muscle group are causing muscle fiber strain or injury including possible microtears. Perhaps one visit with a physical trainer would be worthwhile as you would be given personal instructions in proper exercise techniques and schedules for what you want to accomplish and goals you wish to attain. ...Read more
What is the best way to get tight slim abs? I do not eat healthy feed : (and im not found of working out.? But if you tell me a way to get nice abs..
No: it's usually one testicle is larger than the other ...Read more
Tying to get pregnant and nothing is working, I just found out yesterday I have a hernia and I was wondering if that could be blocking?
NO: Not related anatomicallyGet a more detailed answer ›
Will exercise cause current hernia to get larger... New one formed 6 mos. Post op ventral hernia mesh repair 8x13.Wgt loss of 65lbs past year. Active!
But not a reason not to exercise.
Keep it up. ...Read more
4 wks since my csection & I'm planning to wait 8 -9 wks before I start working out with lifting weights and cross fit. Will I get a hernia?
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