Pain that is caused by a hernia can range from being a bit uncomfortable to extremely painful. The longer that a hernia is left untreated, the more likely it is to cause pain. Most of the time a new hernia that has formed will not cause any pain.
People who have been diagnosed with hernias state that the pain can be nothing at all with just a visual bulging sac in the area of the navel or groin to a heavy or pressure-filled sensation in the abdomen area. The pressure may be exacerbated by bending over. The pain or aching sensation will worsen with exerting movements such as bending over to pick something up or lifting. It can worsen from sitting for long amounts of time as well. Pain that is severe may be caused by a strangulated hernia. A strangulated hernia must be treated medically right away.