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Are people who are obese more likely to develop hernias?

Are people who are obese more likely to develop  hernias?

Hernia: If a person is obese, his chances of developing a hernia or significantly greater then someone who is not.. However anyone can develop a hernia, living heavy objects, coughing, genetics, and some disease states. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Hernia (Definition)

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


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I had my lap out april.17 th 2012 band erroted developed hernia had the repair done feb.4 how long I should wait for the gastric bypass?

I had my lap out april.17 th 2012 band erroted developed hernia had the repair done feb.4  how long I should wait for the gastric bypass?

Consult with surgeon: Depends on your status. Do you still have a bariatric issue? At minimum, waiting 3 to 6 months after your ventral hernia repair is recommended. Okay to talk to your surgery team and your regular doc about the bariatric issue. Stay on diet in the meantime. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why might I have developed a hernia?

Why might I have developed a hernia?

Variable.: Hernias are holes in the abdominal wall. They often develop in the groin region, belly button, or are associated with scars from prior operations. Many people are born with these, although it may take many years to develop. Excessive lifting, obesity, smoking, steroid use may all increase the risk of developing a hernia. ...Read more

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Is it possible to develop a hernia in your back?

Is it possible to develop a hernia in your back?

Yes: In your spine, you can develop a herniated disc. Its also possible to develop something called a lumbar hernia - similar to an abdominal wall hernia, but through the back muscles. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Is it possible to develop a hiatal hernia from exercise?

Not really: While exercise alone in rare circumstances may cause or make a hiatal hernia worse, there are many factors at play such as genetics, normal aging process, and medical conditions such as obesity that also may contribute. ...Read more

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I have developed a perineal hernia, after an APR 3 years ago. Are there things I shouldn't do?

Live your life: I would suggest you live your life as normal as possible. Wearing some sort of perineal support may be helpful. These are very difficult hernias to deal with, and you would need a hernia specialist if you wanted this repaired. You can find surgeons interested in hernia disease at the Americas Hernia Society website. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can a large hiatal hernia develop a smal hard knot eel in the distended adbominal area that burns and is painful to gentle touch? Is this ok?

Can a large hiatal hernia develop a smal hard knot eel in the distended adbominal area that burns and is painful to gentle touch?  Is this ok?

(K)NotUrHiatalHernia: A hiatal hernia is an enlargement of the normal opening in your diaphragm thru which the esophagus passes; it is internal and nonpalpable. The knot you are describing may be an abdominal wall (ventral) hernia (especially if it's in the midline, at belly button or upper abdomen). I recommend you see your primary care doctor for an examination of this "knot". ...Read more

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Are there exercises which strengthens the abdominal wall and which can help against developing a hernia in first place?

Are there exercises which strengthens the abdominal wall and which can help against developing a hernia in first place?

No: Many people with strong abdominal muscles get hernias, and many people with weaker muscles don't have hernias. There is most likely a genetic predisposition to hernia formation based on the types of connective tissue that any given individual has. Keep exercising though, its great for lots of other things! ...Read more

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I had a total hysterectomy in july of 2012 and developed a sizable hernia recently. I want to continue with fitness classes but have concerns.

I had a total hysterectomy in july of 2012 and developed a sizable hernia recently.  I want to continue with fitness classes but have concerns.

Depends: What type of hernia is it? Inguinal, femoral, incisional? It makes a difference. You need to see your doctor to find out and get the right advise. ...Read more

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