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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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. Barry Rosen
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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 also known as Inguinal hernia. Groin hernia is a condition where abdominal organs (usually some intestine) bulge through a ...Read more