On either side of my pubic bone, I have an egg shaped swelling that puffs out. It goes down when I'm laying down. I am assuming it is some type of hernia. Have noticed for about 10 years, MAYBE one side has gotten bigger. No pain or discomfort, but I find I shy away from exercise worrying about it. I don't have health insurance so surgery is out of the question. At 55, I feel like I really should be exercising, but want to do something safe. I'm in the country, so biking or swimming not really an option.