Femoral hernias are another type of groin hernia. It occurs lower in the groin than the more common inguinal hernia. Femoral hernias develop in the upper part of the thigh near the groin just below the inguinal ligament ( or the crease in your groin), where abdominal contents pass through a naturally occurring weakness called the femoral canal.

It is a relatively uncommon type of hernia, accounting for only 3% of all hernias. They occur approximately 10 times as frequently in women than men.

It is repaired in the same manner as the other inguinal hernias with mesh.