ok, right above my belly button, there is a lump, you cant see it, but you can feel it, its squishy and moves in if you poke it and if i flex my abs it sticks out way more and hurts just a little. so today it hurt noticably more so i went to the doctor and they said maybe its a hernia and i have to see a specialist on thursday. what should i expect? has anyone had something like this and can tell me about it? it never hurts bad, past the point of being a minor ache for more than a minute or so and the only time i really notice it is when i strain real hard while lifting and then it doesnt even hurt really. if it ends up being a hernia, how long will i be out after they fix it?
ok any input would be much appreciated.
hey i'm not a doc, but 5 years ago they told me I need surgery for 2 hernias...I said fuk that, took some rest and trained little more carefully - 5 y down the line, I can still feel it, but it doesn't give me much problems - think the abs kinda tucked them back in;) As long as there's no inflamation imo you can be fine.
The docs most likely will tell you to go under the knife - that's how they make most money.