I’ve got a CT scan in a couple days to verify/diagnose it for sure, but I’m pretty positive I popped an umbilical hernia last week. Didn’t notice anything until hours after my squat session then had some pain around my belly button which hurt to the touch and felt like a hard lump under the skin.
I saw a Dr. the next day and he couldn’t push it back in so got me scheduled for a CT to see what’s going on. I think my insides have slipped back through the hole at some point over the weeken as I don’t feel a hard lump anymore, but it’s still slightly painful when touching and it feels a bit like I’ve lost some abdominal pressure (also feel like it’s causing a postural imbalance and my back and shoulders have been in pain ever since).
Just wondering if anyone has gone through this and how long the recovery was/if it permanently effected your lifting? Also, was surgery required to keep lifting? Most importantly, what can I do to keep this from happening again?
Thanks for any info, been going stir crazy since this happened.