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A 22-year-old female asked:

Hurting sciatic nerve&sacrioliac bone but no pain on legs only in r low back,hip,&groin.what is femoral hernia?could this be it?please help!

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Dr. Daniel Michaels
Family Medicine 36 years experience
A gap in the wall of: your abdomen where the femoral artery and vein emerge and then enter the leg that is enlarging is a femoral hernia. They are not common but can cause the symptoms you describe. Low back pain can be muscular, spine or hip related or do to pelvic organ problems. A femoral hernia usually has a tender spot in the front of the hip... especially when coughing or bearing down. Sorry I can't help more.
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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 19 years experience
Not Femoral Hernia: Pain in the distribution as you suggested describes the pattern of the nerve that travels in the buttock called the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is not the cause of the pain source, it is the result of an irritated nerve typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist
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Last updated Sep 14, 2018


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