Larger localized hernias are associated with pressure and fatigue symptoms in the area of origin. For instance, when an umbilical hernia slips out of place, it will put pressure on the large intestine while a slipped hernia of an inguinal region will put pressure on the leg and groin area. This pressure will cause a lot of discomfort and eventually be treated by surgical repair.
While awaiting surgery, if your hernia protrudes or slips from the original place, you can put back your hernia through a gentle massage. To reduce discomfort and avoid slipping of the hernial sac, patients may be given a specialized belt called “truss” to support weakened the muscle wall and keep the bulge from slipping in and out. If both measures fail, your hernia may get trapped in the surrounding area that causes strangulation. A strangulated hernia is a medical emergency that is always treated surgically.