Inguinal Hernia Definition:
Inguinal hernias occur in the groin, where the muscles are naturally weak. Femoral hernias can also develop in the groin where there’s a natural opening alongside the main blood vessels to and from the leg. Inguinal hernias are more common than femoral for both men and women, but women are more prone than men to develop femoral hernias. Overall men are much more likely to develop an inguinal hernia over their lifetime because their groin muscles are naturally weaker in this area.
Both can allow fat, intestines, or bladder to push through the area of weakness causing a bulge in the groin, upper thigh, or scrotum in men.