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How can we wear the hernia belt?

Directions: Read the directions. There are many types of hernias, and support garments. While the support garments may make you feel better, they will not keep the hernia from becoming worse. See your primary care provider or a general surgeon for an exam and advice. Hope this helps! ...Read more

Dr. David Earle
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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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Umbilical hernia belts?

Umbilical hernia belts?

Bad Option: The purpose of a hernia belt is to prevent intestine from getting incarcerated ("stuck") within the hernia. The umbilicus is a very difficult if not impossible area to support in this manner; if anywhere, belts are better for inguinal (groin) hernias. Not all umbilical hernias require surgery; but, if your symptoms are severe enough to consider a belt, you may want to see a hernia surgeon. ...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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Can you tell me about hernia support belt or shorts?

Can you tell me about hernia support belt or shorts?

They do not work: Do not waste your money. Hernia belts do not prevent the hernia from getting worse or causing problems. See your surgeon. ...Read more

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What's the main difference between a hernia truss and belt?

What's the main difference between a hernia truss and belt?

Same: As far as i understand, these are both terms used to describe a hernia support system that may temporarily hold an inguinal or groin hernia in place. They both mean the same thing to me. ...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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Male wit 29 yr old have incisional hernia 4m 5 yrs.Its not painful, except cosmetic ... I wear a abdomnial belt for same. Should i go for surgery?

Male wit 29 yr old have incisional hernia 4m 5 yrs.Its not painful, except cosmetic ... I wear a abdomnial belt for same. Should i go for surgery?

Maybe: What you need to do is see a surgeon for a consultation, and explicitly let the surgeon know what your goals of operation are. The surgeon should then let you know how realistic it will be to meet those goals with surgery. ...Read more

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28 m. Had two inguinal hernia surgeries, at last one had mesh installed ~6 yrs ago. How to lift weights safely? Is a lifting belt a good or bad idea?

28 m. Had two inguinal hernia surgeries, at last one had mesh installed ~6 yrs ago. How to lift weights safely? Is a lifting belt a good or bad idea?

As tolerated : You should perform all activities as tolerated by pain and discomfort in the area if the hernia repair. If this lots your activities, you should see your surgeon for an exam to make sure nothing is wrong. Some patients unfortunately will have some limitations even if everything was done perfectly, but it should get checked out at least if you are having problems. ...Read more

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