My hernia developed over time. In an effort to keep it from getting bigger, my Doctor suggested I try physical therapy.
You have to be very careful what muscles you use - NO sit-ups. Maybe see if your Dr. will refer you.
I really don't want to have to start wearing an ostomy belt. I found underwear that have a wide spandex band that works great to support my hernia. They are made for women to hold in the tummy, but if you can get past that, you could try it. They come in black... Plus colors. Made by Jockey Life and I got them at Walmart