I have had an inguinal hernia for roughly a year. The hernia isn't too much of a problem in daily life so I have been putting off having it fixed, since I only know it is there when I eat too much and see my intestines puff out of the small opening in my groin area. In this time with the hernia I have noticed my left testicle is a bit...different, with a large mass of vein. I suspect varicocele, which I understand is common with inguinal hernias. My concern is infertility resulting from this. When I have the hernia repaired, will this varicocele condition go away, and will I have a greater risk of infertility resulting from this? Or is it reversible in this case? Thank you for any help involving my concerns.
Something else I'm just now noticing is that the pressure build up goes away immediately after I lie down on my back. It returns as soon as I am back in a vertical position or seated. I guess my organs are resting on something, causing this?