2. Constant Blinding Pain
You will find that once the hernia occurs, the pain is constant and many describe it as ‘blinding’. That is to say that the pain is all-encompassing and entirely distracting.
You may find that this pain subsides somewhat when you push on the hernia. This will help to return the protruding organ to its correct position, thereby reducing the pressure being placed on it by the organ, and helping to ease the discomfort. This is a sure sign that the pain is being caused by a hernia and not a torn muscle or similar. The fact that the bulge moves at all are another very sure sign.
You might also find that you can ease the discomfort a little by taking analgesics, and by using a warm compress. Make sure that the compress is warm and not hot, however, as you don’t want to damage the organ by applying to much heat to it directly.