I just found out a few days ago, I have to have hernia surgery, again. This will be the 3rd time. I have no idea why it has returned, I had it done laparoscopically with the mesh and all... anyway...My question is, can an inguinal hernia cause symptoms of IBS but creating pressure on the colon? Is it possible my hernia was never repaired in the first (or second) place? Thanks for any information any of you can provide.