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I would like to know what excises or yoga can I do that will not hurt my hernia?

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Hello Lromano.  This is a difficult question to answer in a way to suit everybody, because we are all different in the way the body reacts to exercise. I got my hernia before leaving hospital and not doing anything stenous that I can recall. Since then I hav e gradually and progressively exercised to the point where I more or less do what I did before and it hasn't adversely affected any of my hernias. However, it was a slow and careful process to see what I could do and I always wear a hernia belt ( or two) as a precaution whenever exercising. 

There is an old post in 'Premium Content' - 'Hernia and ostomies' - 'Pilates and ostomy with hernia', which has some useful comments with regard to exercise and they nearly all proffer caution - but none of them suggest not going for it.

I hope this is helpful 

Best wishes



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Very good question  I have a stoma and a big hernia My doc said he could fix the hernia  but because my wall of stomach is weak it will come back  so I live with it

best to you 


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No, I'm not a full member and I can see it right under this box that you type it.


Hi, I'm 59, ostomy for 8 years,  i have a hernia and I boogie board in the ocean,  run marathons and exercises,  weights,  situps etc., never an issue.  Go do whar you want it's not going to kill you.  Enjoy the hell out of life.


Tom , God Bless!

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