Inguinal hernia symptoms can vary in severity and not all patients have the same intensity of symptoms. Symptoms can include:
- A lump near the thigh in the groin area
- Groin pressure or pain
- A heavy sensation in the groin
- Groin pain when bending or coughing
- Blocked intestine may cause poor appetite, nausea and vomiting
- In infants and newborns, the groin swelling may become apparent when the baby is crying or straining during a bowel movement.
If left untreated, an inguinal hernia can become more severe . A loop of bowel can become trapped inside and become twisted (strangulated). This is an emergency and requires immediate medical attention because the blood supply to the bowel has become cut off.. Make an appointment with a Florida Hospital specialist to discuss a treatment plan.