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It Is Always Necessary To Have Surgery For A Femoral Hernia
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Had femoral hernia surgery a year ago recently was carrying my dauther and felt something pop and cause a lot of pain now there is another bulge.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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