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Should one with inguinal hernia do strenous exercise?
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Dr. Richard Nguyen
Bariatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: You can yes
You can yes. Although heavy lifting may make it worse.

In brief: You can yes
You can yes. Although heavy lifting may make it worse.
Dr. Richard Nguyen
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
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In brief: Ideally, no.
A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall that can cause problems if a loop of intestine gets stuck, leading to the need for emergency surgery.
Not all hernias are alike, but all tend to enlarge in response to physical stress such as strenuous exercise. If large and/or causing symptoms, surgical repair is the best option. If this is not feasible, i recommend focusing more on aerobic exercise.

In brief: Ideally, no.
A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall that can cause problems if a loop of intestine gets stuck, leading to the need for emergency surgery.
Not all hernias are alike, but all tend to enlarge in response to physical stress such as strenuous exercise. If large and/or causing symptoms, surgical repair is the best option. If this is not feasible, i recommend focusing more on aerobic exercise.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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