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Doctor insights on: Femoral Hernia Repaired Hospital Recovery

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After my femoral hernia is surgically repaired what can I do in the hospital to speed up my recovery?

After my femoral hernia is surgically repaired what can I do in the hospital to speed up my recovery?

Tincture of time: Healing cannot really be speeded up in most cases, it takes its own time. Good diet, adequate intake of high biological quality protein, follow up with necessary physical therapy balanced with rest are all good ideas. There is no magic bullet proven to work to speed healing in most cases. Some experimental treatment using electricity to help bones heal faster is exciting, but so far only for bone. ...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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After my femoral hernia repair, what sorts of activities are okay?

Should be all: After repair of a femoral hernia, it would depend on the technique. Regardless of the technique however there shouldn't be any long-term restrictions on any activity. I usually telling patients to return to normal activity as tolerated. Check with your surgeon however to make sure. ...Read more

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Had trig. Point injection done for pain from a femoral hernia repair done 12mo ago but it made the pain worse what could it be is it a new hernia?

See your doctor: You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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

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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Is it normal to still have numbness from a femoral hernia repair after a year has gone by?

Is it normal to still have numbness from a femoral hernia repair after a year has gone by?

Yes and No: Numbness after inguinal and femoral hernia repair is common. However, the duration of numbness in and around the groin and inner thigh are dependent upon a key factor. That is, whether or not your surgeon purposefully divided a small nerve branch. Some surgeons do this to avoid the much worse complication of chronic pain. If your surgeon divided your nerve, you will always have numbness. ...Read more

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Is dull constant pain after open femoral hernia repair six weeks after normal? I had no pain up until two weeks ago. Now pain is constant.

Call surgeon.: Since you are not getting better, and in fact, worse, call your surgeon about it The doc doing the procedure is the one to ask, since all the important details of your operation are known to him/her. ...Read more

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A year ago i had femoral hernia repair recently i felt something bust or pop open now there is constant pain. What could the popping sensation be?

Recurrence: If you feel a bulge in the area of you're previous hernia repair or pain you may have a recurrence. I would get re-evaluated by your surgeon. I would refrain from doing any heavy lifting or abdominal exercises until you see your physician. ...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

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