I just found out that I have a Hernia it doesn't hurt at all, but I am going to get it removed in two weeks or so....are there any safer exercises that I can still do at the Gym in the mean time?

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    Jun 28, 2012 6:23 AM GMT
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    Jun 28, 2012 2:06 PM GMT
    It might depend on the type of hernia, but I had an umbilical hernia a few years back and was told to do nothing up until the surgery to repair it. Post surgery I was allowed to return to running and cycling after three weeks and lifting after six. I would say it is better to error on the side of caution as you don't want prolong the recovery by being over ambitious but with all things like this it is best to consult your doctor.
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    Jun 28, 2012 2:13 PM GMT
    I've had several hernia operations over the past ten years.

    Again it does depend on the type of hernia.

    I advise taking it easy for a while.

    Some strengthening exercises will cause harm to the type of procedure used.

    Definitely you can't lift barbell weights.

    Hope everything goes well for you stud and you make a speedy recovery.

    Always listen to your body. You'll heel well.
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    Jun 28, 2012 2:17 PM GMT
    I don't want to scare you... but.... people die from hernia's. If the tear opens up enough and the intestine bulges through and folds in on itself then it can strangulate and gangrene can set in. I had one for a year and a half before i got it operated on. With mine i could push it back in and it would heal back up. I did wear compression shorts quite a bit and it would heal up for a few weeks. I don't recommend that. You're doing the right thing getting it repaired...lay low. If you do anything strenuous wear compression shorts..... And mine didn't hurt either.
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    Jun 28, 2012 4:05 PM GMT
    I say, go to the gym after the operation. It's better to be safe.
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    Jun 28, 2012 9:15 PM GMT
    Actually, you don't get them removed, you get them repaired.   icon_smile.gif

    I had an inguinal in 2008. Hurt like a bitch until I got one of those belts that presses in on it. That made a world of difference between the time of diagnosis and the surgery to repair it (which was laparoscopic, BTW). They grafted a mesh material to the part of the wall that was torn. Took awhile to heal up, but now I'm fine.

    robbee333 is right. You don't want to do anything that could cause the tear to grow larger. Wait until it's fixed.
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    Jun 29, 2012 4:03 AM GMT
    yep...what people have said is absolutely correct! I think we are all assuming you have a groin hernia/hernia of your abdominal wall.

    Anything requiring you to "bear down"...like you are taking a dump and are constipated can potentially make your hernia worse.

    You never mentioned you type of hernia (indirect vs direct inguinal; femoral...rare in men; incisional hernia; etc...), nevertheless, your treatment plan prior to surgery should remain the same...DO NOT ENGAGE IN ANY STRENUOUS ACTIVITY! Eat high fiber & low fat foods and drink plenty of water so you are not straining when you take a shit.

    Rest up and get ready for your surgery. The recovery is not fun; however, once complete you can engage in regular activity.

    Did your surgeon tell you what type of repair he will do? Does it involve mesh? Is it open or laparoscopic?

    Read up on what you are getting so you can ask questions.

    Best of luck to ya
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    Jun 29, 2012 6:30 AM GMT
    You might be retarded, just by judging how you post your title, have your doctor take a look at that too.
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    Jun 30, 2012 2:22 AM GMT
    Take a break from the gym, until your doctor says it's ok.

    Don't be this guy..

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    Jun 30, 2012 2:35 AM GMT
    You should not exercise until you have the surgery.

    You will not get gangrene and die like another posted said... but you may be in a hell of a lot of pain if it gets incarcerated.

    You also risk making the tear larger by stressing your abdominal wall.

    Stay safe. You can get these few weeks back easily. Fuck yourself up and you'll have months to get back.
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    Jun 30, 2012 2:44 AM GMT
    smartmoney saidYou might be retarded, just by judging how you post your title, have your doctor take a look at that too.


    I agree.

    ASK YOUR DOCTOR; PEOPLE ONLINE ARE NOT QUALIFIED TO ANSWER A QUESTION LIKE THIS!
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    Aug 18, 2012 8:05 PM GMT
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    Well, Didn't die, it was a pretty simple procedure as far as surgeries go....the only thing that sucks is the recuperating time. I am glad I took care of it, I think as we get older, we are sometimes more reluctant to visit our doctors. I for once I am glad I went.
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    Aug 18, 2012 8:08 PM GMT
    xrichx saidTake a break from the gym, until your doctor says it's ok.

    Don't be this guy..



    For a sport that focuses on perfection....why?

    That's gross.

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    Aug 18, 2012 11:07 PM GMT
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    For a sport that focuses on perfection....why?

    That's gross.
    Bodybuilding contests are scored on points. So I'm guessing this guy was hoping to squeak by with numbers. But yeah, I totally think he should have stayed home for this one. It's just doesn't look good. icon_neutral.gif
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    Aug 18, 2012 11:37 PM GMT
    chingoquedito saidWell, Didn't die, it was a pretty simple procedure as far as surgeries go....the only thing that sucks is the recuperating time. I am glad I took care of it, I think as we get older, we are sometimes more reluctant to visit our doctors. I for once I am glad I went.

    The one good thing about hernias is the standard way men are checked for the inguinal type. No reluctance on my part to have that particular exam done, often combined with a testicular palpation for cancer and other masses. And that's one where a "reaction" is not uncommon, but which doesn't embarrass me if it does, virtually involuntary. "Are you sure you didn't find anything wrong, Doctor? Maybe you should check me again... and again." icon_twisted.gif

    Well, glad it's gone well so far for you. I've never had a hernia, although my Father did, and he delayed surgery for years, wore these rather weird-looking belts with pads. No doubt wise you got it repaired. Depending on the type you had there can be serious consequences when ignored, and maybe later I'll share the very bizarre story of what may have been the world's worst untreated hernia, in Berlin, Germany, of which I had indirect personal involvement.