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Its been almost an year i had my operation of femoral hernia last stage and i still have that pain sometimes after sex and during my PMS cycle?

Its been almost an year i had my operation of femoral hernia last stage and i still have that pain sometimes after sex and during my PMS cycle?

Chronic Post-Op pain: Hernia recurrence or neuralgia due to injury or entrapment of a nerve near the surgical site are two of the more common reasons to experience pain after a hernia operation. Other causes are possible, but these are the ones. A follow-up evaluation with the operating surgeon is suggested. ...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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Is surgery needed for a femoral hernia?

Is surgery needed for a femoral hernia?

Yes: Femoral hernias can be associated with incarceration or trapping a loop of intestine which can get short of blood and cause ischemia or death of the bowel this becomes a surgical emergency and can be life threatening. ...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

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For a femoral hernia are there alternatives to surgery?

For a femoral hernia are there alternatives to surgery?

Not really.: Femoral hernias are unique in that they have a high propensity to incarcerate, meaning that something can get "stuck" within the hernia. For this reason, i always recommend surgical repair unless someone has a prohibitively high risk for surgery. In contrast, small inguinal hernias that are not causing symptoms may sometimes be safely watched. ...Read more

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It is always necessary to have surgery for a femoral hernia?

It is always necessary to have surgery for a femoral hernia?

Typically : The vast majority of inguinal and femoral hernias require surgical repair especially if they are symptomatic. They will not improve without treatment. ...Read more

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I am trying for a baby and just been diagnosed with femoral hernia. Should I have surgery first, if so how long after can I start trying again?

I am trying for a baby and just been diagnosed with femoral hernia.  Should I have surgery first, if so how long after can I start trying again?

Surgical consultation: Best to see a general surgeon for a consultation to find out. Consider all aspects of your health and life when making the decision whether it not to undergo her is repair. If it is not causing problems, then prevention is the primary reason for repair, and that is reasonable. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I had femoral hernia surgery (lapro) last week--can I do normal activity?

I had femoral hernia surgery (lapro) last week--can I do normal activity?

Should be ok: My postoperative instructions for lap groin hernia are to return to normal, full activity as tolerated by pain. It's usually 1-2 weeks. Ask your surgeon for their postop instructions. Just call the office and they should be able to tell you straight away. ...Read more

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I have a femoral hernia the ultra sound report says, it self reduces, can someone explain this to me and does this mean I wont need surgery?

I have a femoral hernia the ultra sound report says,  it self reduces, can someone explain this to me and does this mean I wont need surgery?

Surgery Recommended: Femoral hernias are a type of groin hernia that is much more common in women. Due to their shape and location, they have a high probability of developing complications such as bowel "incarceration"; therefore, elective surgery is recommended in an otherwise healthy patient. In contrast, the more common inguinal hernia can be watched if small and one is symptom-free. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with femoral hernia in right groin region. I had c-section in Aug'14. which surgery would be fine for me (laproscopy or open)?

Laparoscopic: for a femoral hernia laparoscopic repair has definitely showed superiority over open . The recurrence rate for open is still too high the laparoscopic repair have less than 5% recurrence comparing to 35% for open and pain is definitely less with laparoscopic than open This information only apply to the femoral hernia ...Read more

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Is a trigger point injection for pain a good idea after having a femoral hernia surgery 12mo ago after feeling a popping sensation near hernia repair.

Is a trigger point injection for pain a good idea after having a femoral hernia surgery 12mo ago after feeling a popping sensation near hernia repair.

Depends: It would depend on where you are having the tp injection. You are not likely getting it into area of femoral hernia repair. Popping likely your hip. Tp injections are into muscles not joints. ...Read more

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Had surgery 5 days ago to remove scar tissue from a femoral hernia repair areas of the incision seems to be getting a darker red, and still painful.

Had surgery 5 days ago to remove scar tissue from a femoral hernia repair areas of the incision seems to be getting a darker red, and still painful.

Needs to be examined: After 5 days you may still expect some pain but should be improving. However a darker "red" may imply some bruising, but would be more of a purple color. If more red than purple and more "painful" to touch may be suggestive of a slight inflammation in the area and you should have you doctor take a look at it. ...Read more

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I've had 2 periods since my surgery 4 weeks ago to remove scar tissue from a femoral hernia repair with the 2nd i've been bleeding for 11 days now

I've had 2 periods since my surgery 4 weeks ago to remove scar tissue from a femoral hernia repair with the 2nd i've been bleeding for 11 days now

Call gynecology : While the abnormal menses is temporally related to the hernia operation, it is unlikely the operation caused the problem. In any case, a gynecologist would know best about the abnormal menstrual cycles. ...Read more

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I am 3 months post inguinal hernia surgery and just had an ultrasound and they found a femoral hernia now. Is that normal? How can that happen?

I am 3 months post inguinal hernia surgery and just had an ultrasound and they found a femoral hernia now. Is that normal? How can that happen?

Same side?: Is this femoral hernia on the same side as your hernia surgery? Ultrasound can be difficult to interpret on post-operative patients. Do not know if they were seeing scar tussue or swelling. Also a specific diagnosis of a femoral hernia on an ultrasound would be difficult to make. See your surgeon for an exam first. ...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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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 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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