What Are Inguinal Hernia Symptoms In Females?

When tissue, such as a portion of the intestine, pushes through a weak area in the abdominal muscles, it develops into an inguinal hernia. If you cough, bend over or lift something heavy, the hernia bulge may hurt. Many hernias, nevertheless, are painless.

A groin hernia need not be dangerous. It doesn’t get any better on its own, though, and can develop grave issues. Your doctor might suggest inguinal hernia surgery if it is uncomfortable or growing. Correction of inguinal hernias frequently requires surgery.

Common Symptoms Of Inguinal Hernia In Females

  • A bulge on either side of your pubic bone that is more noticeable when you’re standing up, particularly if you cough or strain.
  • Aching or scorching pain at the bulge.
  • ●        Discomfort or pain in your groin, particularly when crouching, coughing, or lifting something.
  • A feeling of heaviness or dragging in your groin.
  • Discomfort or weakness in your groin.

Symptoms Of An Inguinal Hernia In Females

The contents of the hernia may become imprisoned in the abdominal wall if you are unable to push it in. A hernia ultrasound scan can detect this with ease. An imprisoned hernia may become strangled, cutting off the blood supply to the trapped tissue. If a strangulated hernia is not treated, it may be fatal.

Signs And Symptoms Of A Strangulated Hernia Include:

  • Feeling nauseous, vomiting or both
  • High continuous fever
  • Feeling sudden pain that quickly intensifies
  • A hernia bulge turns red, purple, or dark
  • Being unable to move your bowels or pass gas

If a hernia bulge turns red, purple, or dark, or if you observe any other symptoms or indicators of a strangulated hernia, seek emergency medical attention.

If you have a protrusion on either side of your pubic bone that is painful or obvious, visit your doctor. Standing up will probably make the bulge more apparent, and if you put your hand exactly over the affected area, you can typically feel it.

Common Causes Of Inguinal Hernia In Females

  • Abdominal pressure that is elevated
  • A past vulnerability in the abdominal wall
  • Straining while urinating or having bowel motions
  • Strenuous exercise or activity
  • Pregnancy
  • Persistent sneezing or coughing

In many cases, a weakness in the abdominal wall muscle that prevents the muscle from correctly closing before birth causes abdominal wall weakness that eventually results in an inguinal hernia. Other inguinal hernias appear later in life as a result of muscular deterioration brought on by ageing, severe exercise, or smoking-related coughing.

Later in life, particularly following an injury or abdominal surgery, the abdominal wall can also develop weaknesses.

The inguinal canal, where the spermatic cord enters the scrotum, is typically where the weak spot in men is located. Hernias can sometimes develop when connective tissue from the uterus joins to tissue surrounding the pubic bone in women because the inguinal canal includes a ligament that aids in holding the uterus in place.

Complications Surrounding Inguinal Hernia

Surrounding Tissues Are Under Pressure

If not medically treated, the majority of inguinal hernias get larger over time. Large hernias can expand into the scrotum and cause discomfort and edema.

Hernia In Prison

The hernia’s contents could obstruct the colon if they get stuck in the abdominal wall’s weak spot, causing excruciating pain, nausea, vomiting, and the inability to pass gas or have a bowel movement.


A hernia that is incarcerated can stop the blood supply to a portion of your intestine. The damaged intestinal tissue may die as a result of strangulation. A strangulated hernia is a serious medical emergency that calls for prompt surgery.

Head over to Acorn Private Clinic to book a private ultrasound scan if you’re facing the aforementioned symptoms before they cause further complications!