A ventral hernia is any hernia that occurs in the abdominal wall, which we call the ventral side of a person. A femoral hernia is a variation of the inguinal or the groin hernia. It occurs right next to the blood vessels that are exiting your abdominal cavity and going into your legs. This would be the femoral artery and vein, and you can develop a bulge right next to it. It’s something that we don’t see very commonly in men, but we see it more commonly in women.