hi, i have an inguinal hernia at the moment, and i'm going to have the surgery in october. there's no rush with these things, particularly if they're small and the doc's given the OK to wait.
the psychological component is real though, it can fuck with your head. believe me... don't worry. it's fine! you'll get used to it. i squat with mine, and though i'm not powerlifting or anything, it's fine.
they don't go away though, and you will eventually want to get it fixed, cause they only get bigger. but it's not something you need to rush to do, if you're okay with it.