I think it sounds like a hernia too, for as much as I know about them. I wouldn't believe him when he says that women don't usually have them. One of my friends, who was just 27, had five or six repaired last year. They thought that she had had hers since birth, since she was a bit premature and it's not uncommon in premature babies since they don't properly develop whatever membrane that is that holds your intestines in place. Her hernias affected her bowel movements, but as far as I know, she's normal again.