There are many types of hernias that require surgery. Hernias can cause pain and/or possible more life-threatening conditions including bowel obstruction.
Hernias may be caused by a variety of activities like weight lifting, an inadequately healed surgical wound, or they may be congenital like a umbilical or inguinal hernia.
A hernia occurs when the wall of an organ protrudes through a weak hole in the body wall or fascia that is surrounding it. There are a variety of different types of hernias and hernia repairs, depending on the location. Since the location of hernias vary, the type of surgery involved in repairing a hernia all slightly vary.
A hernia between the abdomen and thigh. This type of hernia happens when tissue is forced through a fragile spot in the groin area, due to excessive strain or weight. The hernia is easily located between the lower part of the abdomen and the thigh.
A hernia caused by a poorly healed surgical wound.
The hernia will develop in the same way. The first sign will be a noticeable bulge at or close to the incision site.