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Hernia or Muscle Strain?

Hi folks,
Just finished a session of deadlifts today. I was going for 5 sets of 3 reps of around 85% of my 1RM. The moment I put down the bar after finishing my second set I felt pinching/burning pain in the right part of my lower abdomen. I decided to finish my work out anyway, there were no further issues after that. Now the area feels OK, no pain during coughing or bending down. There is no visible signs of trauma or hernia.
I took some pictures in case it helps, I don’t think there’s a bulge or anything. (Beware of homo-erotic content).

I have to go in another country in a few days and I am a little bit worried about it - I don’t want to ruin my vacation. Do you think any of it sounds/looks like something serious?

It sounds alright from what you said mane. Then again you went full doctor on yourself so unless you some qualified mf would recommend you monitor it closely for a bit.

If you see something bulging out it’s pretty big if anything you may palpate or feel a bulge.

You can google dat shit for more thorough signs/symptoms to watch out for. It’s the incarcerated and strangulated hernias that will have pretty blatant malicious symptoms e.g. Pain, non manipulable protrusion, nausea, vomiting etc. If there’s any of this go to the doc or emergency ASAP. If nah keep monitoring.

Feel it out next time you deadlift because if it took that kind of pressure to do something the first time around coughing or sneezing isn’t going to do much.

If you really concerned a doctor should be able to clear you in a few minutes then off to vacation you go

Nice pics btw no homo