Inguinal hernias

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    Jan 19, 2013 1:11 AM GMT
    Yikes. So I somehow aqcuired a hernia right in the groin. It totally sucks becuase it makes working out kinda hard. Thank God, I have a doctors appointment at the end of the month. Here's my question. Have any of you ever had a hernia and if so how did you modify your workouts in order not to kill yourself? lol
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    Jan 19, 2013 2:31 AM GMT
    Very common and not limited only to to your Dr...depends how big the intrusion may not want to be lifting. They can change quickly with pressure in the right place and time...and can result in strangulation of the intestines...BAD! Not a really big or bad surgery...sore for a week or so...I have had one on both sides as well as an incisional hernia in my abdomen
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    Jan 20, 2013 6:48 AM GMT
    Great post sporty g. I'd like to add that if you need surgery, the procedure is done with a laparoscope. This means that your recovery time will be a lot shorter than with an open incision. But, during your recovery, you will be advise not to workout until your follow up appointment with your surgeon. If you decide to act against this advice, then you run the risk of complications that may put you in the emergency room. Best of luck to you!
  • Kwokpot

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    Jan 22, 2013 3:26 PM GMT
    You definitely should have the surgery. I had is done on one side about 20 years ago, and had the other side done 2 years ago.

    The most recent surgery I had stopped lifting for about 4 weeks, but after that the doctor said no issues with lifting and when asked ifI had any limitations he said' No, that's why you had the surgery'.

    I had a great surgeon who's done it hundreds of times.

    I would NOT wait and you should schedule the surgery as soon as possible.