A newly-developed hernia is usually not painful, as it starts with just a small bulge. However, some people notice pain before the bulge appears. An untreated hernia eventually causes pain that ranges from mildly uncomfortable to excruciating. The pain may escalate during actions that increase pressure on the affected area, such as lifting heavy weights, coughing, or bending.Severe pain may also arise from strangulation, which requires immediate medical care and surgery.
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