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Old 09-02-2018, 02:00 PM
 
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I had a hernia back in 2015. I believe I got it from doing P90X and probably pushing myself too hard. I agree it's terribly frustrating to want to exercise and tone up, only to hurt yourself and have to stop. In my case I had surgery and they put in mesh. It was near my belly button. They said to go easy while it healed, and even after it was completely healed my abs would never be 100% again. So I haven't done P90X since.

I tried a different exercise program last year, Jillian Michael's 30 day shred, and I ended up hurting myself, I was in quite a bit of pain, after multiple tests I found out that I have Spinal Stenosis. After nearly a year of pain from that, physical therapy, a cortisone shot, I am finally feeling good again. I'm just sticking to brisk walks these days, I'm scared to do much more than that.
Crazy: I also have a large hernia on the right side that tore from my navel. I never needed to have that one repaired. I first tore it lifting a lot of weight on the 45 degree angle back lift bench (I arched my back as I lifted and the pressure on my navel caused the tear). The tear was so small I didn't know what it was. I started going to a different gym, so I didn't use that machine until about 15 years later. I then ripped it much larger. I did some online research to conclude it was a hernia.

My abdominals ached for about 2 or 3 weeks. I never saw a doctor and resumed doing abdominal exercises. Four years later, it is no problem. There is a bulge that looks like an additional abdominal muscle. If I had the same hernia on the left side, literally, it would look like I have an 8-pack! So I don't plan on ever having that one repaired.
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Old 09-02-2018, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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You diagnosed your hernia online?
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Old 09-03-2018, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Crazy: I also have a large hernia on the right side that tore from my navel. I never needed to have that one repaired. I first tore it lifting a lot of weight on the 45 degree angle back lift bench (I arched my back as I lifted and the pressure on my navel caused the tear). The tear was so small I didn't know what it was. I started going to a different gym, so I didn't use that machine until about 15 years later. I then ripped it much larger. I did some online research to conclude it was a hernia.

My abdominals ached for about 2 or 3 weeks. I never saw a doctor and resumed doing abdominal exercises. Four years later, it is no problem. There is a bulge that looks like an additional abdominal muscle. If I had the same hernia on the left side, literally, it would look like I have an 8-pack! So I don't plan on ever having that one repaired.
Hubby still has one on his left side as well. He has had so many operations and his surgeon feels, at his age, the only way to handle this one is to forget about it. He does feel somewhat self -conscious about it when he is wearing his swim trunks, but not that bad. The surgeon also added, again due to age, to prevent these hernias he would need to have the entire lining of his stomach rebuilt and that would be a very dangerous surgeon. Mostly his hernias have not even been uncomfortable.
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Old 09-05-2018, 02:31 PM
 
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You diagnosed your hernia online?
Yes. By that I mean I started my diagnosis by searching using phrases like "abdominal lump" and went from there. Some things are obvious especially when it occurred as a result of an injury, like weight lifting.

I've diagnosed other conditions as well, a mild case of shingles for one. I likely fractured two small toes on my right foot and determined based on my own research and observation, there would be little reason to see a doctor.

The internet is a wonderful resource of medical information that can save one lots of $$$. There's a book on technologies that could be widely used to assist patient-based diagnosis.

https://www.amazon.com/Patient-Will-.../dp/0465040020

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Old 09-06-2018, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Yes. By that I mean I started my diagnosis by searching using phrases like "abdominal lump" and went from there. Some things are obvious especially when it occurred as a result of an injury, like weight lifting.

I've diagnosed other conditions as well, a mild case of shingles for one. I likely fractured two small toes on my right foot and determined based on my own research and observation, there would be little reason to see a doctor.

The internet is a wonderful resource of medical information that can save one lots of $$$. There's a book on technologies that could be widely used to assist patient-based diagnosis.

https://www.amazon.com/Patient-Will-.../dp/0465040020
Do you have any idea what doctors are for and how much you could be ruining your own health?
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