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Can you develope a hernia of the obliques from weight lifting?
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Mike Moore
Family Medicine
12 doctors agree
In brief: Unlikely...
Hernias directly through the abdominal wall, when you haven't had a surgery or trauma to the area, are very rare.
Depending on where it is, a hernia would have to go through several opposing layers of muscle or fascia. Hernias usually develop in natural weak points, like the inguinal or umbilical area. If you have a bulge anywhere on you abdomen and you cannot push it back in, see a doctor.

In brief: Unlikely...
Hernias directly through the abdominal wall, when you haven't had a surgery or trauma to the area, are very rare.
Depending on where it is, a hernia would have to go through several opposing layers of muscle or fascia. Hernias usually develop in natural weak points, like the inguinal or umbilical area. If you have a bulge anywhere on you abdomen and you cannot push it back in, see a doctor.
Mike Moore
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Dr. Barry Rosen
SPIGELIAN hernias are rare hernias that develop at the intersection of the obliques and the rectus muscles, slightly below the level of the belly button. They are often very difficult to diagnose because the outer layer of the muscles is intact, making it difficult to feel the bulge. CT scans are diagnostic.
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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
10 doctors agree
In brief: Spigelian hernias
Agree most hernias are groin (inguinal or femoral), belly button (umbilical), incisional after surgery.
Sometimes can be ventral (midline split of rectus abdominus tendon). Can also get hernia along the outer aspect of the rectus muscles (spigelian hernias). Hiatal hernias: internal (stomach pops above the diaphragm)-different. See your doc, get examined. Ct abd wall, while bearing down, may show.

In brief: Spigelian hernias
Agree most hernias are groin (inguinal or femoral), belly button (umbilical), incisional after surgery.
Sometimes can be ventral (midline split of rectus abdominus tendon). Can also get hernia along the outer aspect of the rectus muscles (spigelian hernias). Hiatal hernias: internal (stomach pops above the diaphragm)-different. See your doc, get examined. Ct abd wall, while bearing down, may show.
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