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Hernia Truss Belt
When checkin my testicle my Dr notice a weak inguinal canal &prone to hernia. Would truss belt doing while weightlifting? Consulting surgeon Tues.
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
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
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?
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
Weightlifters who lift very heavy weights in internatnal event put very tight leather belt on lower abdomen bfore lifting.This protects from hernia?
I believe: That the belt is for back support. It would not prevent hernias from forming. ...Read more
I had left inguinal hernia surgery 6 weeks back.Now having pain in incision while forward bending. Is it because of jeans and belt. Plz help.
Should have healed: By this time , in some take couple of wks more , go for follow up check up with your surgeon. ...Read more
I had an inguinal hernia operation in 2006, now i am feeling a swelling and pain in the inguinal canal area, no swelling in testicles, i am using belt?
Ihave a lnguinal hernia for fifty years never b othered me i wear a truss three weeks ago i took ofthe truss to take a shower hernia hasnt come out i?
Okay: An inguinal hernia, as you may know, is simply a protrusion of tissue through a defect in the muscle wall, usually at times of increased abdominal pressure such as when bearing down or lifting. It sounds as though you have achieved some measure of sustained manual reduction through long-term use of your truss. ...Read more
"Hole in the Wall": 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 of rx is surgery. ...Read more
A hole: Hernia is the term used most commonly to describe a hole in the abdominal wall through which intra-abdominal organs may pass. You would see this as a lump under the skin. The perfect analogy is a hole in a car tire through which the inner tube can protrude. The only treatment is an operation. See your doctor for an exam if it persists, gets larger, or causes problems. ...Read more
"Hole-in-the-Wall": 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 of rx is surgery. ...Read more
A fascial tear: All hernias are caused by a disruption in the fascia of the abdominal wall. Fascia is a strong sheet of connective tissue that extends from the top of you abdomen (where it meets your chest) down past your groin. The fascia is the strength layer of your abdominal wall. It is responsible for keeping your abdominal contents in your abdomen. A hernia is a hole in your fascia. ...Read more
Depends: Hernias by themselves may be asymptomatic (produce no symptoms) or cause slight to severe pain, or just present as a bulge (especially at the groin). Some may get strangulated causing decrease in blood flow to that organ (usually bowel) and severe pain, nausea, vomiting, redness around skin may ensue. Nearly all hernias have this potential.Symptoms may also depend on the location of the hernia. ...Read more