Thank you for the query.
The main problem with hernia
is that intestine can get stuck in it. Ans if so, simple hernia will turn into urgent intestine ischemia
and bowels obstruction. And you never know if and when it will happen. As you are physically active person, your abdominal cavity is frequently pushing intestines through this hernia. So the surgery seems advisable at your case.
Mesh insertion is the best know method of hernia treatment and give only small percentage of recurrences. It is not a very invasive procedure. It can be done from small incision in the groin.
There is also a possibility to do it with laparoscopy
(key hole surgery). Advantages of such surgery are less pain after the surgery and quick recovery. Disadvantages are that intestines injury
is more possible and adhesions inside the abdomen cavity can appear and affect intestines.
Hope this will help.