Hernia symptoms are usually related to the bulge that hernia causes. In The early phases you only notice that small lump that does not hurt when it is touched. As the illness advances the bulge, or herniation as some specialists call it becomes painful and keeps swallowing. The lump becomes more visible when you cough or sneeze and in most cases it can be pushed back with your hand, but it will come out again in a couple of minutes. If it cannot be pushed back then it is possible that you are suffering from a strangulated hernia.
When you have strangulated hernia the tissue or organ that pushes out has had its blood supply cut. In this case you need to visit a doctor in short time because the situation can get worse as time passes.
Also, if you are suffering from asymptomatic reducible hernia, the signs and symptoms are a little different.
First of all, pain can appear before the affected area begins to swallow and the lump is discovered. Besides the original lump you may discover another lump in the groin or in the abdominal wall. The herniation’s size may vary depending on your position – It is bigger when you stand and smaller when you lie down.