With lingering hernia pain, one may feel discomfort in other parts of the body which are connected to the same nerve chain. This occurs when a hernia aggravates the nerves, and the pain travels along the nerve root.
For example, if an inguinal hernia (found in the inner groin) pushes on the nearby nerves; it may cause an ache in the legs, the labia (for women) or scrotum (for men). Hernias which happen from a sports injury (or athletics, like soccer or hockey) can experience nerve compression. It results in the form of the bulge which presses into the region of the nerve and causing radiation of pain into one of the nerve dermatomes.