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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
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.
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
Had surgery to remove scar tissue from a femoral hernia repair done 12m ago he went in the same cut some movements feels like ripping on the inside.
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 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had scar tissue removed from a femoral hernia repair i started my period 2 days after my surgery and i'm still on it i've been bleeding for 9 days ?
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
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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