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Itch on right hip could that be caused from adhesions or femoral hernia. Have been previously diagnosed with adhesions and recently a femoral hernia. ?

Itch on right hip could that be caused from adhesions or femoral hernia. Have been previously diagnosed with adhesions and recently a femoral hernia. ?

Unlikely: Itching is usually related to a problem with the skin. Doubt it is related to the hernia, but femoral hernias should generally be fixed, if not to relieve symptoms, to prevent problems. See a general surgeon for a consultation about the hernia. ...Read more

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Dr. Bruce Ramshaw
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Femoral Hernia (Definition)

A hernia is a defect in the abdominal wall allowing contents within the abdomen to protrude. The most common hernias are inguinal (lower abdomen around the pubic bone) or umbilical (around the bellybutton). A femoral hernia is less common and occurs where the blood vessels enter the leg. When there is an external lump, it shows up in the upper front part of the leg. ...Read more


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Have pain and swelling groin area when doing exertion had a femoral hernia 3 years ago and then a full hysterectomy which caused problem with lymph ?

Have pain and swelling groin area when doing exertion had a femoral hernia 3 years ago and then a full hysterectomy  which caused problem with lymph ?

See a surgeon: You should see a general surgeon with experience with inguinal hernia repair for an exam. May need some tests as well. Could be a new, or recurrent hernia. Could also be a swollen lymph node. It could also be a hernia from the hysterectomy incision. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Can scar tissue from a femoral hernia repair cause block of blood flow?

Possible: The location of a femoral hernia is adjacent to the femoral vein and artery going down the leg. I suppose if excess scar tissue built up, it could compress on these structures, but in general, i expect scar tissue to fill empty space and mesh, not compress on adjacent structures. An ultrasound could evaluate the flow of blood in these vessels to determine if any flow has been compromised. ...Read more

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Can femoral hernia cause miscarriage? I've had 3.The hernia came out w/ 1st preg. Only during pregnancy, i had bowel spasms w/ 10/10 pain gone in 15 m

Can femoral hernia cause miscarriage? I've had 3.The hernia came out w/ 1st preg. Only during pregnancy, i had bowel spasms w/ 10/10 pain gone in 15 m

Doubtful : I think it is unlikely the femoral hernia had anything to do with a miscarriage, however anything is possible. Femoral hernias are at particular risk for becoming worse and turning into an emergency. It's probably a good idea to get a consultation from a general surgeon about repairing this. ...Read more

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Can scar tissue from femoral hernia cause bowel blockage or cause blood in the stool?

Can scar tissue from femoral hernia cause bowel blockage or cause blood in the stool?

Short answer - NO: A femoral hernia repair is done outside the peritoneal cavity, in which the bowel lies. Only in the most bizarre situation would blood in the stool or intestinal blockage be related to your hernia repair. An unrepaired femoral hernia can indeed lead to bowel obstruction if the loop is entrapped in the defect. It should not cause bloody stool. Discuss with your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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A lot of pain had CT scan no recurrent femoral hernia had a trig. Point injection caused pain to get worse doctor wants to go in what could it be?

A lot of pain had CT scan no recurrent femoral hernia had a trig. Point injection caused pain to get worse doctor wants to go in what could it be?

Scar tissue: Most likely scar tissue entrapped the nerve causing your pain , unfortunately this annoying problem do occurs rarely, with time and some physical therapy will alleviate in most of the cases. Very rarely need exploration, of the area neurolysis or freeing the trapped nerve , will help speak to your surgeon good luck. ...Read more

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Would a C-section be better this time since my first pregnancy caused me to have femoral hernias on each side?

Would a C-section be better this time since my first pregnancy caused me to have femoral hernias on each side?

Not on the internet: I am sorry to report but this specific question has to be answered by a professional who has examined you and knows your full history. It is a very valid question but must be asked of the doctor caring for you. ...Read more

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How can I treat a femoral hernia?

How can I treat a femoral hernia?

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 better, and will probably get worse. Today we do hernias laparoscopically, which get you back to work faster and hurt much less. You should look for a surgeon who repairs hernias this way. ...Read more

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What exactly is a femoral hernia?

What exactly is a femoral hernia?

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 supply the legs. If this space widens, the inner layer of the abdominal wall can stretch thru this an create a sac. Although rare, they occur much more frequently in women. These hernias are prone to complications--all should be repaired. ...Read more

Dr. David Earle
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Hernia (Definition)

A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall thru which the inner lining protrudes thru, creating a sac. Organs from within the abdominal cavity, such as the intestine, can protrude thru the hole and get stuck in the sac. Many hernias develop during fetal life and become evident in childhood or as an adult. Some develop following a prior abdominal operation. The cornerstone ...Read more


Dr. David Earle
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Groin Hernia (Definition)

Groin hernia is a condition where abdominal organs (usually some intestine) bulge through a ...Read more