Hernia Symptoms

Here I will enumerate the symptoms of the different kinds of hernia.

Umbilical Hernia Symptoms

If you notice a bulge or soft swelling in the navel region which is known as umbilicus, it may signify umbilical hernia. The diameter of the swelling will range from 1 cm to 5 cm approximately or half an inch to 2 inches.

It is difficult to detect the umbilical hernia in your baby under normal circumstances but whenever the baby strains or coughs or cries, the swelling will protrude out. Again after the crying or coughing has stopped or if the baby is lying on its back, the swelling will vanish.

The baby won’t experience any pain however. If umbilical hernia occurs in adulthood, there may be a fair amount of abdominal discomfort.

Hiatal Hernia Symptoms

There won’t be any symptom or pain or discomfort in case of small Hiatal hernia.
Larger Hiatal hernia symptoms will appear when the acids in the stomach back-flow into the esophagus and the symptoms are nausea, chest pain, and belching and heart burn.

The symptoms usually tend to get aggravated during pregnancy, while lying down or lifting heavy objects or straining or leaning forward. Other rarer and more severe symptoms are obstruction of the esophagus, dysphagia or difficulty in swallowing and severe chest pain.

Inguinal Hernia Symptoms

Again there are hardly any symptoms and it is during routine medical check up that the doctor comes to know of the existence of inguinal hernia in your body.
However when you stand up, strain or cough the swelling of the intestine often protrudes out.

The common symptoms of inguinal hernia are bulge and pain in the scrotum, your groin region will experience a dragging or heavy sensation accompanied by discomfort and pain or a swelling on the sides of the pubic bone. The discomfort and pain will increase when you try to lift something heavy or cough a lot or bend over.