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Is it safe to travel with a hernia?

Is it safe to travel with a hernia?

Be Aware of Risks: Patients must be aware of the risks that go along with not having hernias surgically repaired. These include an increase in pain and the size of the hernia. More importantly, if the intestine becomes trapped in the hernia pouch, obstruction may occur with sudden pain and vomiting. This requires an immediate operation with a possible resection of the involved intestine. ...Read more

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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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Press ups ok with hernia?

Press ups ok with hernia?

Hernia activity: Im not exactly sure what a press up is. However, as a general rule, activity with a hernia is limited by discomfort. As long as you do not experience pain, it should be safe to proceed with activities. A binder may help to keep a hernia reduced while exercising. But, if you are active, and the hernia protrudes frequently, it may be worth discussing this with your doctor and considering repair. ...Read more

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Is jogging ok for people with a hernia?

Hernia jog: Running with a hernia should be fine as long as you are not experiencing pain. If you have pain, you need to back off of your exercise. The danger of a hernia is the risk of it becoming incarcerated/strangulated which would cause significant pain. This can occasionally require emergency surgery. ...Read more

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The first two times i was checked for a hernia i got a boner. Is that ok?

The first two times i was checked for a hernia i got a boner. Is that ok?

Yes: Do not be embarrassed, erections during examination are not uncommon, individuals respond differently to a variety of stimuli. Healthcare providers are accustomed to these physiologic variations in response - you can minimize this response by focusing on something else during the exam. ...Read more

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What can I do if I have a hernia some days it hurts othre times it is ok , ican push it back , and the pain stops. ?

What can I do if I have a hernia some days it hurts othre times it is ok , ican push it back , and the pain stops. ?

See a genera surgeon: Symptomatic abdominal wall hernias whether in the groin or elsewhere should a least be checked out by a general surgeon so you can make an informed decision about whether or not to have it fixed before it becomes urgent or emergent in terms of necessity of repair. ...Read more

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Is it ok to eat popcorn if you have a hernia?

Probably: Unless you have a condition called diverticulitus, popcorn should not be any different than other foods assuming your hernia is stable. ...Read more

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Is it ok to lift weight after a hernia operation?

Not immediately: No, but after proper healing, yes. A lot depends on location, size, and severity of hernia. Ask your surgeon for specific advice. ...Read more

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Ok so i want to know if u can have a normal live with a hernia in ur testical?

Ok so i want to know if u can have a normal live with a hernia in ur testical?

Yes: If the hernia is causing pain, limiting your activities, or getting larger, you should seek a consultation from a general surgeon. ...Read more

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I think I have a hernia but the GI can't see me until 1/7/16. Would waiting that long be ok? I've been in pain for 3.5 yrs.

I think I have a hernia but the GI can't see me until 1/7/16. Would waiting that long be ok? I've been in pain for 3.5 yrs.

Need surgeon not GI: Hernias can be dangerous and an emergency if they get caught and can cause intestinal blockage or gangrene but if you have had symptoms for that long it would be unusual for it to be an emergency unless pain is suddenly severe and different. They only definitive care for a hernia is surgery so you need to see a surgeon not a gastroenterologist. ...Read more