Well, you’ve come to the right place if I do say so myself! That’s a great question, and one that’s frequently asked. So, what are the symptoms of a hernia? Let’s take a look at some of the common signs you might have a hernia. Of course, these aren’t all of them – so talk with your doctor if you’re worried you might have one.
Common Symptoms of a Hernia
A noticeable bulge and/or swelling in your abdomen or groin area.This is the most common symptom of a hernia, by far. Abdominal hernias are very common in me and femoral hernias around the lower pelvic / groin area in women. If you have pain, swelling and a noticeable bulge – you’re going to want to go to the hospital immediately.
Groin pain.This kind of ties into our first bulletin, but pain in the groin area IS a very common symptom. You might not even notice a bulge right away, but you still may have tore something. Definitely ice the area and if it doesn’t get better as you’d expect with a muscle pull then it may be suspect.
Other Hernia Symptoms
There are other fairly common hernia symptoms as well, although diagnosing them based on these alone is somewhat vague and inconclusive. They can mean many other things, and relying solely on these probably isn’t a great idea. With that being said, however, these are in fact symptoms that could be related to suffering hernias.
Some of these others include nausea, vomiting, constipation, urinary problems like difficulty going to the bathroom, stomach and abdominal pain, frequent heartburn like feelings and chronic coughing. Some of these are difficult to differentiate from other common illnesses, like having heartburn versus a hiatal hernia. Thus, if you suffer from any of these symptoms then it’s a pretty good idea to ask your doctor about them and express your concern.