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A 46-year-old member asked:

I have heard that a femoral hernia can be life threatening. what can it do?

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Dr. Johnny Serrano
28 years experience
Can stangulate: Femoral hernias have more tendency to strangulate, which means kill anything that me be stuck in the hernia such as intestine. If this happens it becomes a surgical emergency and even if fixed correctly could still die from complications from the sepsis, overwhelming infection. They strangulate more, b/c hole is so small.
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A 33-year-old member asked:

Is a femoral hernia with renal impairment a life threatening diease?

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Dr. Patrick Savoy
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31 years experience
Yes: A femoral hernia, by itself, can be a life threatening condition. The presence of a hernia puts one at risk for incarceration and/or strangulation. If you suspect that you may have a hernia, please see a surgeon.
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