What Does a Hernia Look Like in Females?

A hernia can appear as a bulge in a female’s labia with additional swelling possible around the area of the hernia and the inner thigh, according to WebMD. Patients can also experience heaviness, a tugging or burning sensation, and pain or discomfort in the groin, especially when bending or lifting.

When vomiting and nausea accompany these symptoms, they may indicate a strangulated hernia, and patients should seek immediate emergency medical attention, explains WebMD. Other hernias are treated with elective surgery, though symptoms such as inflammation of the skin, fever and abdominal bloating may also indicate that the hernia requires immediate surgery. Infants and children experiencing any hernia symptoms should seek immediate attention, as they are at a higher risk of serious complications.