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quote drtowfigh:

Surgery VS Watchful Waiting

– exercise can help reduce symptoms from the hernia and/or reduce their size.

Can you be specific with suggestions of exercises?

I find just standing to be the worst for causing symptoms. Walking (30 minutes or less) has very little effect, possibly due to core muscles activated when walking? Lifting anything heavier than 15lbs will produce a bulge, which can be massaged back in.

If I’m able to do some exercises to not only strengthen the area, but put off the need for surgery awhile, allowing the ability to work, that’s a significant benefit.

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