Tight Iliacus, Hernia-Type Feeling?

Can tight iliacus muscle cause hernia type feeling along inguinal canal/spermatic cord area? I’ve had all tests done (MRI, digit, etc) to confirm it’s not a hernia (at least yet). But I do know from my therapist that my left hip is extremely tight. When they push down on it when I’m in the lying position, it doesn’t move down as much as the right side.

Could these symptoms be attributed to simple tightness?