So I think I may have a problem, in the form of a hernia. I’ve never had one before, so I don’t know what the symptoms are like. However, I find that when I brace my midsection with a lot of pressure (like under a heavy squat) I can get a dull ache that can range from uncomfortable to “holy shit, it’s on fire!” The pain is right in my perineum a few inches behind my sack. However, it will only tend to kick in when applying a TON of force, and only then after several reps/sets. The first time this happened was 7 years ago. I had a constipation problem while I was in high school. Since, it reoccurs rarely, but I’ve been going after some really heavy weights this summer training.
What kind of doctor can help me with this? If I have to get surgery, should I be worried about my boys and my penis? While this isn’t debilitating, some of the hernia problems I’ve read are rather worrisome if not treated.