Not all hernias present symptoms; however, they are associated with one or more symptoms. Since a hernia has the potential to be life-threatening (not in all cases,) it is important to be aware of the signs and symptoms so that you seek medical attention and receive the care that is necessary.
Here’s a look at the top 18 symptoms of a hernia.
1. A Visible Bulge
One of the most common symptoms of a hernia is the appearance of a bulge in the affected area. Depending on the type of hernia, this bulge could be present in the groin, around the belly button or above the belly button. The cause of this bulge is the result of the protrusion of the organs or tissues that are pushing through the opening or weakened portion of the muscles. This bulge may appear and disappear at first, but it may remain present as the condition worsens.