Hey guys, I am fairly novice...been training hard for 3 months new on a modified SL5x5 program. Last week while squatting, on one of my reps I leaned forward a bit further than usual and immediately felt a "pinching" sensation on a very specific small spot on my right lower abdomen, about 3" above my crotch. It was followed by a slight burning that lasted a few minutes. It was not severe, maybe 2/10, but it's a sensation I've never felt. I finished out my workout.
Today, same exact thing again on my first work set of squats. I pushed through but ended up cutting my workout short because it was definitely getting worse. I can't see anything different and I can't feel any lumps. The area is not tender at all and the pain/burning goes away very quickly after I stop lifting.
Does this sound like a hernia? My dad had one repaired recently and his doctor said there is genetic predisposition. I'm worried because he was out of the gym for weeks and still has pain.
Should I get checked out immediately? Take a break for a few days and see what happens? Ignore it? It's not an unbearable pain at all, just worrisome. Thanks for any advice.