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    My friend was recently found to have an inguinal hernia that was linked to him being a weightlifter. He does not like the idea of surgery so he is holding back on undergoing a correction surgery. Can this have an effect on his health? If so how?


    Hello Jennystar,
    Everyone always wants to avoid surgery since it usually takes time to heal and leaves scars. It’s even much more demoralizing to athletes since it can be the end of their career. Inguinal hernias form due to a tear in the abdominal wall due to incorrect exercises that weaken the wall and the large intestines descend into the scrotal region. When this happens, it is best to avoid heavy exercises that might increase the tear. Heavy exercise might lead to the weakening of the intestinal wall and rapture of the intestines is a very serious complication since there will be a massive infection of the abdominal region. Please advise him to visit a doctor and get the best advice.

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