Thank you very much for your question. I recommend that you make an appointment with your primary care physician
, or local health care center. As you likely know given that you have had a hernia repair, a hernia is a weakness or defect in the abdominal wall (this includes the groin) through which contents within your abdomen can protrude. This may include bowel or intra-abdominal fat. While many hernia repairs last for many years, it is not uncommon for hernias to recur. This happens because tissue surrounding the hernia repair may become weakened or attenuated over time and as you age. Furthermore, no hernia repair is as strong as the body would have been without a hernia. If you are now experiencing symptoms on the opposite side, this may be a new hernia. While you may be experiencing just a simple muscle strain from the exercise you did the gym, you may have experienced a hernia on the opposite side from your original repair. It is not possible to receive a diagnosis without being evaluated by a physician or qualified health professional. Therefore, I suggest that you make an appointment with your primary care physician, surgeon, or local health care center to undergo an examination. Your doctor
will be better equipped to provide you with a diagnosis and potential management plan.