Discomfort 2 Years After Surgery
First off let me just say that I am 23 years old and in the summer of 2007 I had surgery for a right inguinal hernia. The surgeon described my hernia as pretty large. It was usually located behind or on the right side of my right testicle and was about the size of a golf ball.
Today I was helping a friend move a tv that probably ways close to 300 pounds. This particular event was not related to actually lifting and carrying the tv. I was helping push the tv into place on the tailgate to remove from the vehicle. Immediately I felt "something" of discomfort over the site of my incision. I would not describe it as painful, but it did kind kind of hurt a little, like something was being pulled. On a scale of 1-10 I would describe the discomfort as a 1-2.
It has been about 7 hours now since this happened and the discomfort seems to be becoming more noticeable, but not more "painful." The pulling sensation seems to have increased and I am noticing some discomfort on my side and in my abdominal region above the incision. I have done my own self-examination thus far; pressing around the incision and pushing upwards by my testicle. I have not noticed a bulge, but then again my previous hernia was very large and noticeable, so I could be missing something.
This has happened before a few times when doing things of a similar nature like lifting a tv. The pulled muscle feeling went away after a few days, however, none of the previous times hurt to this extent.
Could this be a pulled muscle or the start of another hernia?
I would describe myself as a hypochondriac and I am completely freaked out at this point and very worried I do not have money for surgery right now nor do I have time to be inconvenienced by all the precautions you have to take before surgery, Not to mention the extensive full recovery time...