OMG, what was that?!
“Doc, I was having sex last night and I had a pain in my right groin…I didn’t notice a bulge when I was just sitting there but I noticed a bump when I flexed my abdominal muscles. What do you think is going on?”
For some patients this is how they discover their hernia; the bulge at the site of the hernia is so small they notice the discomfort before they notice the actual bulge.
Can I have sex with a hernia?
Of course! Depending on the size and location of the hernia (which, remember, is a hole in the muscle that is covered with skin), some patients may experience pain with exertion. This obviously includes sex. While having sex with a hernia may be uncomfortable for some patients, it isn’t dangerous.
If you are having discomfort during sex and you have a hernia, this is an indication that you should have the hernia fixed via surgery.
Some hernias are so large they affect the ability of the patient to use their abdominal muscles during exertion. Again, this isn’t dangerous but may affect a patient’s quality of life and cause difficulty with sexual activity, just as it can cause difficulty with running or lifting heavy objects.
If you think you have a hernia, you should go see your doctor.
Let’s get physical, physical
I wanna get physical
Let’s get into physical
Let me hear your body talk, your body talk
Let me hear your body talk.
-Olivia Newton John
She has sold over 100 million albums worldwide. That is impressive.