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Femoral hernia

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
34 years experience General Surgery
Groin Hernia: Hernias tend to develop in natural weak spots of the abdominal wall. The femoral space is where the blood vessels pierce thru the abdominal wall to su ... Read More
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Dr. Scott Welker
27 years experience General Surgery
Get an operation: A hernia repair is the only way to make this better. This is done by a surgeon. Although you could wait and see, the hernia definitely won't get any ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
See a doctor: Femoral hernias are uncommon, occur more often in women, and can be somewhat more difficult to identify. They would be felt below the inguinal ligamen ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
Unknown: I am not aware of ways to avoid a hernia. A femoral hernia is an uncommon for of groin or inguinal hernia. They are more common in females, and can so ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
Pain and swelling: Groin pain and swelling, but the physical findings may be located lower near the thigh region. These are uncommon, and more often identified in older ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Earle
31 years experience General Surgery
Pain: When hernias become "critical", they are usually associated with severe pain. A blocked intestine can also occur, manifest by bloating and vomiting wi ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
Groin pain/swelling: Femoral hernias are not common, and more often seen in older females. There may be groin discomfort, pain, or low groin swelling along the groin creas ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Earle
31 years experience General Surgery
Pain!: Severe pain or a blockage of the intestines (bloating, no flatus or bm, nausea, vomiting) are the two things that would make this an absolute, life th ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
34 years experience General Surgery
Rare,but troublesome: Femoral hernias are rare, accounting for ~5% of all hernias. They are much more common in women than men, probably related to the shape of a woman's ... Read More
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Dr. Arthur Heller
43 years experience Gastroenterology
Not unusual: Not uncommon, especially in women.

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