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Is there a way to prevent femoral hernias?

Is there a way to prevent femoral hernias?

No: There is no known way to prevent femoral hernias, even with activity restrictions. When diagnosed, most femoral hernias should be repaired. This could be done laparoscopically or open. ...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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How can I prevent a strangulated hernia?

How can I prevent a strangulated hernia?

Have Surgery: Honestly, this is why we do the surgery. We fix hernias to prevent strangulation. If there were another way, we wouldn't do hernia surgery. ...Read more

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How to prevent a hernia while lifting weights?

Don't strain!: Lots of weight lifters develop hernias. Some they were born with and are brought out by the increased abd. Pressure lifting. Others get them from chronic straining. A weightlifer's belt may help in some cases. At any rate, the hernia should be fixed before you go on lifting or the hernia will enlarge and make repair more difficult and recurrence more common. You should not lift for six weeks. ...Read more

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Is there a good way to prevent ventral hernias?

Is there a good way to prevent ventral hernias?

No: Most ventral hernias are ones that you are born with or develop after having prior abdominal surgery. While you cannot prevent these hernias, they are more likely to enlarge in response to constant strain from obesity and/or excessive lifting. Furthermore, "the enemy of good is better": excessive core exercises can hasten the development of these hernias. ...Read more

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Do you think yoga could prevent or cure hernias?

No: The only definitive treatment for a hernia (cure) is surgical repair. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could yoga prevent and cure hernia ?

Very unlikely: As a hernia is due to an anatomical defect and yoga will not correct the anatomical defect. ...Read more

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What exercises should I do to strengthen my core after hernia femoral surgery?

What exercises should I do to strengthen my core after hernia  femoral  surgery?

Any and all: Once you've been released to activity by your surgeon, probably one to three weeks, based on technique , you'll have no restrictions. You'll be able to do any sport or activity, tempering your enthusiasm by your level of residual soreness. The purpose of hernia repair is to return you to full and unrestricted activity. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I treat a femoral hernia?

How can I treat a femoral hernia?

Get an operation: A hernia repair is the only way to make this better. This is done by a surgeon. Although you could wait and see, the hernia definitely won't get any better, and will probably get worse. Today we do hernias laparoscopically, which get you back to work faster and hurt much less. You should look for a surgeon who repairs hernias this way. ...Read more

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What exactly is a femoral hernia?

What exactly is a femoral hernia?

Groin Hernia: Hernias tend to develop in natural weak spots of the abdominal wall. The femoral space is where the blood vessels pierce thru the abdominal wall to supply the legs. If this space widens, the inner layer of the abdominal wall can stretch thru this an create a sac. Although rare, they occur much more frequently in women. These hernias are prone to complications--all should be repaired. ...Read more