Inguinal hernia: An inguinal hernia refers to a hernia in the groin — the area where the abdomen and the thighs connect. Inguinal hernias account for about 80 percent of all hernias, and they are much more common in men than women. In fact, men have a 27 percent chance of developing an inguinal hernia within their lifetime.
Femoral hernia: Femoral canals are channels between the abdomen and thighs where blood vessels and nerves pass. Often found in women, the tissue bulges from the lower belly into the upper thigh, just before the groin area. Femoral hernias account for about 4 percent of groin-area hernias.
Ventral hernia: A type of hernia in the front of the abdominal wall. The most common ventral hernias are umbilical hernias, which are associated with a weakness at the umbilicus — more commonly known as the naval or belly button.
Incisional hernia: This is a hernia that occurs at the location of an incision for a previous surgical procedure, caused by pressure on the reunited tissues. It may develop shortly after the surgery or years later.
Epigastric hernia: This type of hernia occurs when fat pushes through a weak part of the belly wall. It occurs in the middle of the belly between the breastbone and the belly button, or navel. Most of the time, these hernias are small, and you can have more than one at a time.
Hiatal hernia: A Hiatal hernia occurs when part of your stomach pushes up through the hiatus, an opening in the diaphragm that separates the abdomen and chest cavity. The condition can lead to heartburn and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, and in some cases it leads to serious stomach problems.