Pain with Movement
At an initial stage, a person with a hernia may not notice pain with movement, but a growing hernia increases pain when one make sudden movements. For instance, when a patient coughs, sneezes, laughs, or even turn down suddenly to lift any object, especially a hiatal hernia has a tendency to slip out of place, increasing in size of the bulge by forcing tissues outwards.
The patients whose hernia originate in the abdomen may find sitting down for a long time very painful. This means that sitting at a desk for the whole day and driving long distances may cause the hernia to displace and bulge outward. Bending at the waist may cause too much pressure as well as discomfort in the abdomen.