I went to the my doctor yesterday and he diagnosed me with a ingroinal hernia. I am going for a consultation with a surgeon next thursday to have it removed. What is everyones opinion on lifting weights prior to surgery? And any other comments from people who have had the same experience. My doctor said like I could wait a whole to have the surgery because there is much of a chance for complications (strangulation). And I lifted weights today Pullups and Pushpress. Also Ive had it since early June and has not gotten worst. I was just too stupid to go to the dr earlier.