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Will an umbilical hernia affect the ability to gain a flat ab?

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In brief: Depends how big

Most of the umbilical hernias , with finger tip defect will not affect 'to gain flat ab ' ( abdominals ) and can do abdominal exercises, how ever with large hernias which will not allow to do exercises , due to creation of intra -abdominal pressure may cause incarceration, and only option left is surgery.

In brief: Depends how big

Most of the umbilical hernias , with finger tip defect will not affect 'to gain flat ab ' ( abdominals ) and can do abdominal exercises, how ever with large hernias which will not allow to do exercises , due to creation of intra -abdominal pressure may cause incarceration, and only option left is surgery.
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In brief: Yes

If you have umbilical hernia, exercise can increase the hernia size and pain therefore impeding on your much need flat abd.
Therefore seek your doctor advice for repair before resume exercise.

In brief: Yes

If you have umbilical hernia, exercise can increase the hernia size and pain therefore impeding on your much need flat abd.
Therefore seek your doctor advice for repair before resume exercise.
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