I was in full training for Brighton Marathon and following a 18 mile session cut short through pain I have just been diagnosed with a scan showing almost likely a hernia in my lower abdomen. I don't really know much about them but had to pull out of Silverstone Half Marathon last weekend as advised. Im waiting on a doctors appointment this week and due to do Brighton Marathon this year, although looking more and more unlikely.
Has anyone had any experience of hernias through marathon training. I tried to run this morning to see, only did 1 mile but there was bulge following.
Does a hernia always lead to an operation or can it improve with rest?