It's the start of my bulking phase and I think I've developed an inguinal hernia. A few weeks ago, a soft lump appeared on one side of my groin. It goes away when I lie down, but comes back when I am standing up or exerting myself. The symptoms are pretty consistent with those of a hernia.
I've posted a diagram up of what inguinal hernias look like on the inside.
Apparently these types of hernias in the groin are very common and usually have to be fixed by surgery.
How would having a hernia affect a weightlifting program? Is it still okay to do martial arts, train as usual, and sports as
usual? Or do you have to be careful and take it easy?
Some of y'all out there may have had a hernia before, had one repaired, or still have one? How did it affect you?