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  • drtowfigh

    August 6, 2017 at 7:15 pm

    First, constipation is a risk factor for hernia exacerbation. So… patients should prevent constipation and straining at all times.

    Whether the straining you had at one time resulted in a hernia recurrence is unknown unless a) you have imaging and/or b) you wait to see if you develop a bulging or recurrence of your prior hernia symptoms. I do not recommend jumping the gun too early, as most patients do not get a hernia recurrence from one episode of straining. Any symptoms they may have may be related to muscle strain and pulling of sutures, etc., and time heals that aspect without any need for intervention.