Is it normal to experience discomfort from inguinal hernia repair several months after surgery? I am 7 months out of surgery. I admit I do things like sing (which put pressure on the area) But is that the entire cause as to why I still experience discomfort from time to time? I notice if a twist, sleep on my side , or on my tummy and not on my back, this kind of provokes it. So are these factors what's causing the discomfort to prolong, or does it just take longer to heal from this kind of surgery? If I follow rules such as sleep on my back, sit up straight, stop singing, clean the cut thorougly in the shower, and eat healthy, will these factors expedite my recovery?