It is protrusion of a viscus or a part of it through an abnormal opening in the body. It is primarily due to the weakness of muscle, a defect in supporting tissue and presence of some congenital pouches.
Which is a common hernia in males?
The commonest hernia in males is inguinal hernia. Situated in inguinal region or groin, it is of two types - Direct (due to muscle weakness) and indirect (due to presence of a patent processus vaginalis).
It occurs on account of the weakness in the scar of previous surgery.