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Can i exercise with Umbilical hernia ?

I have a supraumbilical hernia discovered yesterday. It is about 50mm diameter and about 10mm depth. I was told an ultrasound scan would be 10 days wait. Prior condition MI (2003) and diabetes so I need exercise. Will bicyle riding be damaging
Asked On : Fri, 18 Feb 2011
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Thanks for query,
You can not do bicycle riding as it may aggravate the umbilical hernia
Any exercise raising intra abdominal pressure should be avoided.
ok an bye.
Answered: Thu, 11 Aug 2011
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General & Family Physician Dr. Pragnesh Vachharajani's  Response
hi,thanks for query.You should be avoiding exercise which increase pressure in your abdomen like lifting of heavy weight and strenuous exercise.Cycling and even walking is fine and can be done.Please also avoid excessive forward bending.Please consult your doctor for further advise.
wishing you good health.
Answered: Thu, 11 Aug 2011
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