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    William803 posted:
    I am a 67 year old male who excercises 5-6 days per week. Weights and cardio(treadmill)are prmary excercises. When I do crunches or sit ups, I get a verticle bulge in the center of my belly(I do have belly fat!)thatgoes from below breast bone to naval. Pushing on stomach muscles at rest produces a similar bulge. What is this bulge?
     
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    steven1957 responded:
    I am a 54 year old male, with the same concern. When I enter the sit-up position, I've pressed on the budge and found it is soft- whereas the muscles on either side are much firmer. I have been going to the gym for 6 mos at 2-3 times/week, focusing on 20 minute random cardio (walk 1mile/ride 4 miles); abs & back weight training (3 x 15 reps.).
     
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    William803 responded:
    Showed bulge to PCP during recent visit. He states this is a hernia. Remedy is minor corrective surgery. He states this is not serious and only a cosmetic issue. Surgery is optional.


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