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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

Dr. Erik Borncamp
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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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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

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How can I tell if I have femoral hernia?

How can I tell if I have femoral hernia?

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 ligament (groin crease region). You would need to have a physical examination by a doctor to tell if you have a hernia. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a femoral hernia ?

What are the symptoms of a femoral hernia ?

Pain: Typically pain in the lower aspect o the groin and upper, inner thigh. There may be a lump there as well. A lump however could represent a swollen gland (lymph node) from an inflammatory process in the leg or foot. See your doctor for a physical exam. ...Read more

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How to tell if a femoral hernia is critical?

How to tell if a femoral hernia is critical?

Pain: When hernias become "critical", they are usually associated with severe pain. A blocked intestine can also occur, manifest by bloating and vomiting with lack if flatus and bowel movements. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What would the symptoms be of a femoral hernia?

What would the symptoms be of a femoral hernia?

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 crease. They can be a little harder to find or diagnose for some patients. ...Read more

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How could i tell if a femoral hernia is critical?

How could i tell if a femoral hernia is critical?

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 threatening emergency. Usually however, an enlarging bulge and progressive discomfort are associated with groin hernias. A consultation with a general surgeon would help. To find one interested in hernias, check the americas hernia society website. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get femoral hernia?

How common is it for somebody to get femoral hernia?

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 pelvis. They are prone to "incarceration": in fact, about half of all people who present with incarcerated femoral hernias were unaware of the hernia up till that point. Therefore, we recommend repairing all of these, assuming one is fit for surgery. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: femoral hernia?

What is the definition or description of: femoral hernia?

Rarer - more serious: 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. These are more dangerous. ...Read more

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I have a femoral hernia..What can a soft tissue scan show?

I have a femoral hernia..What can a soft tissue scan show?

R U asking about CT?: I am uncertain what you mean by "soft tissue scan". If you are referring to a ct scan, they can be unreliable for diagnosing groin hernias, since it is difficult to distinguish between a hernia and fat. Hernias are most evident when one is upright & straining; therefore, i would maintain that the best test for a hernia is a careful physical examination. ...Read more

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I'm starting to think I have a femoral hernia. What should I do?

See doc: Doctor may be able to diagnose and if not will send to surgeon who can diagnose and fix. ...Read more

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How long would it take to recover from a femoral hernia as a man?

How long would it take to recover from a femoral hernia as a man?

1-4 weeks: The wide range of recovery time is due to individual variability and technique for repair. In general, a laparoscopic repair has 1-2 weeks less recover than an open repair. ...Read more

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I'm starting to think i might have a small femoral hernia. Please help?

See doc: A doctor may be able to diagnose, and if not will refer to surgeon who can diagnose and also treat and fix. ...Read more

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What are the risk for me and the baby now after a repaired femoral hernia?

Should be none: Not exactly sure what the situation is, but if you're asking about risks during pregnancy after femoral hernia repair, there should be none. You may have occasional discomfort or pain in the groin, but a successful repair should pose no increase risk. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Please let me know if there is an exercise to correct or reduce femoral hernia?

Please let me know if there is an exercise to correct or reduce femoral hernia?

If you have: An incarcerated femoral hernia, you need to have surgical repair. If it is acutely painful or tender, or if you have any nausea or vomiting, it is a true surgical emergency. I am not aware of any exercise that can correct this type of hernia. You should see a surgeon for definite opinion and plan of care. ...Read more

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What sorts of things make a person have a higher risk of getting a femoral hernia?

Overexertion: Femoral hernias are typically congenital, meaning that one is born with the defect leading to the hernia. However, prolonged exertion or stresses such as obesity may increase the probability of these growing to the point where they become evident. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for femoral hernia?

Is there a cure for femoral hernia?

Yes!: Femoral hernias may be easily repaired through out-patient surgery. Some surgeons favor repairing these through a traditional "open" approach; others prefer laparoscopy. Femoral hernias have a high potential for complications and should be repaired when diagnosed. I recommend that you see a hernia surgeon to consider this option. ...Read more

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Is surgery necessary for a femoral hernia?

Is surgery necessary for a femoral hernia?

Yes: The natural history of most hernias is that they enlarge and if currently asymptomatic, most eventually develop symptoms. Femoral hernias have a greater chance of incarceration (things getting stuck in them). Would recommend you see a surgeon and discuss hernia repair. ...Read more

Dr. David Earle
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Dr. David Earle
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Groin Hernia (Definition)

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