Hernias aren’t nearly as common in women as they are in men, making them much tougher to catch and diagnose. However, women do get hernias and misdiagnosis can be dangerous, especially if it reaches the point of pain and, in the worst cases, strangulation. At Beverly Hills Hernia Center, Dr. Shirin Towfigh is the leading expert in diagnosing all types of hernias in men and women. She is here to identify and treat a groin hernia in women before it becomes serious.

The groin hernia in women is typically a femoral hernia, which are usually smaller and tougher to see. This hernia appears just below the groin crease, as a result of a weakness in the lower groin which allows the intestinal sac to drop into the femoral canal. The resulting groin hernia symptoms in women are more likely to appear after pregnancy and childbirth, due to the extreme straining done in that area. Other causes include constipation, heavy lifting, and chronic coughing. Being overweight can also be a contributing factor to the femoral hernia.

Groin hernia symptoms in women are often misdiagnosed, which can be dangerous in some cases. That’s why hernia prevention and treatment is so important. If you so much as suspect that you may have a groin hernia, it is best to make an appointment with Beverly Hills Hernia Center before it becomes worse.


When you go to Beverly Hills Hernia Center, you are very arguably getting the best hernia treatment for men and women in the United States. Dr. Shirin Towfigh is the top skilled surgeons for hernia repair in Southern California. She has taught her state-of-the-art surgical techniques at many of California’s best teaching hospitals and universities, passing on her incredible talent to the next generation of hernia specialists. In fact, she is the only surgeon in the Western United States specializing in abdominal wall hernias.

Whether you have a recurrent hernia or simply suspect you may have hernia symptoms, Beverly Hills Hernia Center is the number one resource for hernia prevention, treatment, and repair. The minimally invasive surgery makes hernia repair easier and quicker than ever before. We even treatmeshoma and other complications, which can be sometimes result when non-specialists perform hernia repair. If you think you may have a hernia, contact the offices of Beverly Hills Hernia Center today to get treatment from SoCal’s top hernia doctor. Groin hernia symptoms in men as well as women should be treated quickly; Dr. Shirin Towfigh of the Beverly Hills Hernia Center is here to help. Call 310-358-5020 or visit our contact page.