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How to reduce the risk of hernia complications like Incarceration, Bowel Obstruction, and Strangulation?


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replied December 23rd, 2008
Hernia Answer A5118
Current medical status: I was diagnosed 8 months ago. My inguinal hernia is approximately 1 inch high (thickness) and has surface as an ellipse 7 inch² when I am lying on back (no pop out) and 9 inch² as ellipsoid when I am standing. I am happy if my hernia is in after night sleep. Whole day it is out despite I wear a truss. Nevertheless I have pain rarely and can lift 10 – 15 kilos without problem.



A hernia at any location is due to a defect in the muscle wall that should keep the organs from protruding out of their original position. The defect in the muscle wall can be solved only with surgery.


The most dangerous complications like incarceration, bowel obstruction and strangulation are not easily prevented. However, you should avoid lifting weights. In certain cases, the allowed weight is about the weight of a glass of water. Eating food with taking lots of fluid might prevent constipation and creating too hard a feces, which is a risk factor for incarceration.


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