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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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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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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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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?

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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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