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Can you develope a hernia of the obliques from weight lifting?

Can you develope a hernia of the obliques from weight lifting?

Unlikely...: Hernias directly through the abdominal wall, when you haven't had a surgery or trauma to the area, are very rare. Depending on where it is, a hernia would have to go through several opposing layers of muscle or fascia. Hernias usually develop in natural weak points, like the inguinal or umbilical area. If you have a bulge anywhere on you abdomen and you cannot push it back in, see a doctor. ...Read more

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Weight lifting refers to the activity of lifting weights, or using resistance bands, pulley systems, or similar resistance apparatus to increase muscle mass or to tone the body. This can either be done competitively or as a ...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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GB taken 7mo ago. resumed weight lifting 10wks ago. dull pain in gb area for 3 wks midupper right quadrant. had U/sound all ok no hernia. Is it normal?

GB taken 7mo ago. resumed weight lifting 10wks ago. dull pain in gb area for 3 wks midupper right quadrant. had U/sound all ok no hernia. Is it normal?

Which type of GB: surgery did you have, open or laprascopic? As long as you have been cleared of anything else more serious, such as a hernia as you said, infection, hematoma or anything else, then you may be feeling muscle or myofascial pain related to disruption from the surgery and this could last up to two years post surgery unless it is permanent. Find someone who does good myofascial work, see if it helps! ...Read more

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I had an umbilical + bi-lateral inguinal hernia successfully repaired with laparoscopic / mesh in 2005. Is weight lifting a good or bad idea? Limits?

Go for it.: The purpose of a hernia repair is to let you live the lifestyle you want. There is always a possibility that your hernias could recur, or that you will get a new hernia, but in my opinion you should not let that limit you. ...Read more

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I had an inguinal hernia repair surgery last year, what exercises can I do to tone my obliques and abs?

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

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Inguinal hernia or muscle bulge? I am a 22 year old female, about january I have had a little hard bulge along my right external oblique what would be the "v" muscle... Its about the size of a thumb print. I decided just to ignore it because it didn't hur

A : A bulge in your abdominal wall that comes out when you cough or sit up and then goes back down when you lay down sounds very concerning for a hernia. You need to see a general surgeon and have them look at it and see what they think. The ultrasound is ok if you've already been scheduled, but it isn't always going to be accurate in diagnosing a hernia. Even if the u/s comes back saying that a hernia isn't seen, it doesn't mean you don't have one. Hernias are one of the most common conditions that a surgeon sees and most people still think that a physical exam done by a surgeon is the best way to diagnose whether or not you have a hernia. ...Read more

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How can I continue weightlifting if I got a hiatal hernia from lifting?

How can I continue weightlifting if I got a hiatal hernia from lifting?

I am not aware: Of any association of weightlifting with hiatal hernia. A hiatal hernia is remarkably different than other abdominal wall hernias. A hh is a hernia between two body compartments, and the avoidance of weightlifting to my knowledge is of little significance in this type of hernia. ...Read more

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Can i continue my passion of weightlifting despite having a GERD and hiatal hernia.

Can i continue my passion of weightlifting despite having a GERD and hiatal hernia.

Absolutely: Symptoms of gerd can be aggravated by heavy straining, and if this the case, surgical consultation should be considered, as anti-reflux surgery can be very effective if diminishing these symptoms. Behavior and diet modification is imperative as well. See your physician. ...Read more

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I've been weightlifting for about 10yrs til 8 weeks ago had open surgery with mesh to repair hernia. Dr said after 8 weeks i can go 50% is that right?

I've been weightlifting for about 10yrs til 8 weeks ago had open surgery with mesh to repair  hernia. Dr said after 8 weeks i can go 50% is that right?

Depends: The extent of resuming activity with an open hernia repair depends on the size, location and technique used in the repair. I advise you follow your surgeon instruction and keep him informed of any acute changes. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had a double sided inguinal hernia at the age of 5. I have been weightlifting for years but would like to start doing ab workouts. Will I be safe?

I had a double sided inguinal hernia at the age of 5. I have been weightlifting for years but would like to start doing ab workouts. Will I be safe?

You ahould: be ok. Pediatric hernias are usually congenital abnormalities, which probably will not predispose you to developing an adult hernia, if original repair was successful. ...Read more

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When checkin my testicle my Dr notice a weak inguinal canal &prone to hernia. Would truss belt doing while weightlifting? Consulting surgeon Tues.

When checkin my testicle my Dr notice a weak inguinal canal &prone to hernia. Would truss belt doing while weightlifting? Consulting surgeon Tues.

Certain : Exercises in the gym you will have to proceed with caution. May need to lessen the weight and go for reps if the area is truly at a higher risk of hernia. Talk to the surgeon. But be cautious at the gym. ...Read more

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How long should I wait before i can do my normal weightlifting activity? I'd lap inguinal hernia repair. I'm on 6th day post-op. Feeling better(60%).

How long should I wait before i can do my normal weightlifting activity? I'd lap inguinal hernia repair. I'm on 6th day post-op. Feeling better(60%).

Avoid re-operation!: Patience! great you want to stay physically fit ; get back to weightlifting right away. However, i'm sure your surgeon told you how long to hold off on heavy activity to promote healing. Lifting sooner than he recommended risks a re-herniation ; potentially more involved surgical repair that will further delay you resuming lifting. Best wait until he checks the operative site ; clears you to lift. ...Read more

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