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Signs You Have a Postpartum Hernia

Pregnancy can be a wonderful journey as your body nurtures new life. People complement you on the healthy glow that radiates from within. Once your bundle of joy has been delivered, you may be looking forward to the next stages of motherhood. Unfortunately, some women may come across an unexpected bump in the road as they embark on the journey back to a slim and trim figure; a bump that can be quite painful and may require surgical correction.

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Will My Hernia Go Away on Its Own?

A sensation of localized weakness in your abdominal or groin region, or a slight bulge in the same area may be an indication that you have developed a hernia. It is quite a common condition with more than 1 million hernia repairs being performed every year in the US alone.

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Can Exercise Cause a Hernia?

People often ask if exercise can cause a hernia. A hernia may occur when certain activities increase pressure against the abdominal wall or against a muscle weakness in the abdominal wall. Certain strenuous physical activities and exercise, such as those that involve heavy lifting, pushing or pulling, can cause a hernia due to increased pressure within the abdomen. It most often occurs during sports or activity that requires sudden changes of direction or intense twisting movement.

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3 Big Benefits of Minimally Invasive Hernia Surgery

A hernia is a bulge formed when internal organs or tissues push through a weakened area of the abdominal wall. Hernias can cause pain and discomfort. They can also interfere with physical activities. Surgical treatment is often recommended to improve quality of life. Surgical treatment is also necessary to avoid the rare risk of strangulation of bowel. Hernias can be treated with open surgery or laparoscopic surgery.

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Tips for a Smooth Recovery after Hernia Surgery

Hernia surgeries have a high success rate, but most of this success depends greatly on the steps you take towards recovery. You will be discharged on the same day or the day after depending on the type of surgery performed. The success of hernia surgery greatly depends on the post-op care you take at home. Below are a few pointers on things that you can do before and after surgery to prepare you for the procedure and help in your recovery.

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Marc M. Zare´, MD, FACS

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