ModeratorMay 6, 2015 at 4:10 am
Passing gas causes some pain relief
Some patients who have groin hernias or abdominal wall hernias note worsening of pain symptoms with meals and prior to a bowel movement. They may feel relief after a bowel movement. However, there are also patients who have constipation and strain to have a bowel movement. Thus the pain after bowel movement lingers.
In short, these symptoms are not necessarily specific to a hernia.