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    Does an umbilical incisional hernia protrude more after lifting a heavy object?

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Posted on Fri, 14 Jul 2017 in Lump
Question: I have a quarter-sized incisional, umbilical hernia that is reducible. Generally speaking, are there any weight guidelines with regards to hernia patients avoiding lifting?
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Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 43 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Umbilical hernia protrude more after certain weight lift,guidelines given

Detailed Answer:
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I have evaluated your query thoroughly .

* Umbilical incisional hernia tend to protrude more after any act of increase in
pressure in abdomen .
one of which is weight lifting

* Usually , that amount of weight which make it more protrude is advisable to
neglect ( varies from person to person according to built of the body )
on an average 3-4 kg of routine weight lifting is not going to cause problems
but daily routine weight lifting of beyond 5 kg is going to create problems on
long term basis by increasing the internal defect .

Hope this will help you .
Welcome for further queries .
Regards .
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