If you're walking more, sitting more, any increased activity can make a hernia
hurt worse. I know I feel it - no I don't have an Inguinal Hernia
but I do have a Hernia.
When to call your physician or be concerned? Watch for SX of strangulation. Symptoms of strangulation include, nausea, vomiting, fever, tenderness, and severe cramping pain in the groin area.
If strangulation occurs you will have no choice but to seek immediate medical attention regardless of where you may be in the world.