Managing hernia pain during COVID and the latest on hernia surgery


1/3/21 We are open and booking surgery for March and April 21

A number of people have been in touch seeking advice while they wait for surgery.

If you have concerns that you wish to discuss we can arrange a telephone consultation at short notice. No GP referral needed. Please contact us.

For patients that have a confirmed hernia and troubled by hernia pain during COVID; Hernia Clinic Hampshire are recommending a ‘stop gap’ alternative over the course of this period of time with the aim of helping to improve your symptoms. Minimise the low risk of progression to an emergency during lockdown and the additional risks that would bring to you

In order to help reduce the pain we recommend you try a hernia support brief. Unfortunately, the NHS do not always prescribe these. Perform a google search for look for the hernia support pants that look like compression boxer shorts for inguinal hernias try product numbers: #515; #516; #316; #313, for umbilical hernias try #357. Our previous hernia surgery patients have recommended them and said they are helpful if put on while the hernia is reduced. Note you may need to pull them up while lying on your bed to achieve this. If you would like to buy a pair and see if they work for you we have been able to negotiate a small discount. It is personal to you and valid once during the lockdown. To get the code please reply to and we will pass on a discount code for your use. Please let us know how you get on with them. 

Please read details about how hernia surgery procedures with the prelance of COVID. Please note that we perform hernia surgery in hospitals where they do not look after covid patients.


Symptoms to prompt urgent hernia medical review

  • Pain in the hernia that you can no longer reduce and may be associated with vomiting and/or a reddening of the overlying skin. 

This combination of symptoms represents an emergency and you should seek urgent medical attention that day.

 See details on stages of hernia development for further information

Please follow the government advise on social distancing and stay safe.