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Can masterbation make a hiatal hernia worse?

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Dr. Donald Lipkis
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
9 doctors agree

In brief: No

Absolutely no association, so no worries.

In brief: No

Absolutely no association, so no worries.
Dr. Donald Lipkis
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
8 doctors agree

In brief: No

Relax, buddy. It also won't make you short, hairy, smooth, bald, stupid, unspiritual, infertile, nearsighted, an unfit husband / father, or any of the other stuff you may have been told.
It prepares you for adult roles and is healthy. Think about that one special person that may be in your future rather than internet trash.

In brief: No

Relax, buddy. It also won't make you short, hairy, smooth, bald, stupid, unspiritual, infertile, nearsighted, an unfit husband / father, or any of the other stuff you may have been told.
It prepares you for adult roles and is healthy. Think about that one special person that may be in your future rather than internet trash.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. George Klauber
I agree with Dr. Friedlander. That being said, try & avoid straining your wrist, which would be 100 times more likely than making a hiatal hernia worse!
Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
8 doctors agree

In brief: I don't see how...

...since they're not even remotely connected.
I guess, however, anything's possible!

In brief: I don't see how...

...since they're not even remotely connected.
I guess, however, anything's possible!
Dr. Charles Cattano
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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
A visit to your primary doctor would be a good idea.
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
Family Medicine
7 doctors agree

In brief: No

it will do nothing to the hiatal hernia.
A hiatal hernia is part of the stomach poking through the diaphragm.

In brief: No

it will do nothing to the hiatal hernia.
A hiatal hernia is part of the stomach poking through the diaphragm.
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
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Dr. David Earle
Surgery
6 doctors agree

In brief: No

Simply put, no. Hope this helps.

In brief: No

Simply put, no. Hope this helps.
Dr. David Earle
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Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics
6 doctors agree

In brief: No

No

In brief: No

No
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
6 doctors agree

In brief: No

Totally unrelated.
Hiatal hernia needs treatment with medication or occasionally surgery, if ver severe. Good Luck

In brief: No

Totally unrelated.
Hiatal hernia needs treatment with medication or occasionally surgery, if ver severe. Good Luck
Dr. George Klauber
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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
Surgery - Trauma
5 doctors agree

In brief: NO

NO and it won't cause you to go blind. :)

In brief: NO

NO and it won't cause you to go blind. :)
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: It should not

Hiatal hernia is typically an internal hernia where a portion of the stomach is coming up through the hole where the esophagus (the tube that connects mouth to stomach) enters the abdomen.
I would not think masturbation would aggravate this (unless it is very vigorous). A urologist would not be able to help with this but a gastroenterologist or general surgeon might (if it is severe). Dr R

In brief: It should not

Hiatal hernia is typically an internal hernia where a portion of the stomach is coming up through the hole where the esophagus (the tube that connects mouth to stomach) enters the abdomen.
I would not think masturbation would aggravate this (unless it is very vigorous). A urologist would not be able to help with this but a gastroenterologist or general surgeon might (if it is severe). Dr R
Dr. James Rochester
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Dr. Andrew Seibert
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
5 doctors agree

In brief: No

there should be no connection.
Very rarely, reflux can get worse after a vigorous exercise, but I doubt that that would happen after masturbation. If your reflux remain severe despite trying antacids, see your doctor. Good luck.

In brief: No

there should be no connection.
Very rarely, reflux can get worse after a vigorous exercise, but I doubt that that would happen after masturbation. If your reflux remain severe despite trying antacids, see your doctor. Good luck.
Dr. Andrew Seibert
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4 doctors agree

In brief: Conceivably

An increase in the abdominal wall pressure such as bearing down can worsen a hiatal hernia.
What symptoms are you having and how do you know you have a hiatal hernia?

In brief: Conceivably

An increase in the abdominal wall pressure such as bearing down can worsen a hiatal hernia.
What symptoms are you having and how do you know you have a hiatal hernia?
Dr. Jeffrey Clemens
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Dr. Gregg Nishi
Bariatrics

In brief: Hiatal hernia

No. A hiatal hernia is a completely different entity than an abdominal wall hernia.
Masturbation won't cause it to get worse.

In brief: Hiatal hernia

No. A hiatal hernia is a completely different entity than an abdominal wall hernia.
Masturbation won't cause it to get worse.
Dr. Gregg Nishi
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Dr. Samuel Lee
Urology

In brief: Not necessarily

Hiatal hernia or any type of hernias can become more pronoounced when there is increased intraabdominal pressure.
Lifting, exercise or any sexual activities including masturbation can increase abdominal pressure.

In brief: Not necessarily

Hiatal hernia or any type of hernias can become more pronoounced when there is increased intraabdominal pressure.
Lifting, exercise or any sexual activities including masturbation can increase abdominal pressure.
Dr. Samuel Lee
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2 comments
Dr. George Klauber
Valsalva or passing flatus would be required to raise intraabdominal pressure. Either would be unusual whilst masturbating.
Dr. Samuel Lee
There you have it! Nays 7, probably not 3, yes 0
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

In brief: Masturbation

Yes it could. Please see a Urologist about your hernia.

In brief: Masturbation

Yes it could. Please see a Urologist about your hernia.
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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1 comment
Dr. George Klauber
Most urologists perform surgery between adrenals at the top end & testicles at lower end. We refer hiatal hernias to gastroenterologists!
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