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

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?
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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* 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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