It is the most common type of a hernia that occurs in the inguinal canal when the intestines push through the lower abdomen. The inguinal canal is located in the groin area. An inguinal Hernia is most commonly seen in men than in women. In men, it is the area where spermatic cord which holds up the testicles, passes from abdomen to scrotum. In women, inguinal canal abridges a ligament to help keep the uterus in place.