Types of Hernia

1. INGUINAL – in the groin
2. FEMORAL – below the inguinal – relatively more common in females
3. EPIGASTRIC – in the upper abdomen – midline – above the navel
4. UMBILICAL – at the navel – common also in babies
5. INCISIONAL – in the scar of the previous surgery
6. RECURRENT – at the site of a previous hernia operation
7. UNUSUAL HERNIA – lumbar
8. HIATUS HERNIAS – intra-abdominal – different kettle of fish. Sometimes surgery can help.