I'm starting to think I have a femoral hernia. What should I do?

See doc. Doctor may be able to diagnose and if not will send to surgeon who can diagnose and fix.

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I'm starting to think I might have a small femoral hernia. Please help?

See doc. A doctor may be able to diagnose, and if not will refer to surgeon who can diagnose and also treat and fix.

I have a femoral hernia. What can a soft tissue scan show?

R U asking about CT? I am uncertain what you mean by "soft tissue scan". If you are referring to a ct scan, they can be unreliable for diagnosing groin hernias, since it is difficult to distinguish between a hernia and fat. Hernias are most evident when one is upright & straining; therefore, I would maintain that the best test for a hernia is a careful physical examination.
The hernia. Its possible a ct scan or MRI can show the hernia. Neither will help determine management if you already have the diagnosis.

Do I have a femoral hernia if it pops when I cough?

It could be. People with hernias often note a bulge in the groin region that tends to protrude with exertion (lifting, coughing, sneezing, straining) and "go away" after lying done or pushing on the bulge. Femoral hernias are more common in women and tend to protrude at the inner thigh; however, even the best of us can have a hard time distinguishing between inguinal & femoral hernias.
Maybe. Or it may be an indirect or direct inguinal hernia. See a general surgeon for a consultation to find out.

Should I be working if I have a femoral hernia &pregnant?

Yes. Femoral herneas have a 33% chance of causing anobstruction by incarcerating small bowel. Find a doc who can fix this with local standby (not going to sleeb) for baby safety but get it fixed.

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?

No surgery yet. Hernias are very common, femorals more common in females. Not all hernias require surgery to correct them. One way we determine if it needs surgery is whether it can be reduced. Hernias are caused by an abnormal protrusion through a defect. If it freely flows back and forth through this defect, then it is reducible. If it does not and is stuck/strangulated then that might require 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.
Femoral hernia. This is one of the 4 spaces a groin hernia can happen. It will likely need to be fixed at some point. It can be fixed laparoscopically.

I have a femoral hernia which has started to sting this morning, should I contact my doctor?

Yes. A femoral hernia is at the highest risk of what we call incarceration. Incarceration is when then intestine becomes stuck in the hernia and will no longer go back into your abdomen. This type of hernia can be repaired easily with surgery by laparoscopy or a small groin incision. It is best to all your doctor for a surgeon he/she trusts on an elective basis before becoming an emergency.

I am 26 weeks pregnant and was told I have a femoral hernia. Is there a reason it hurts worse at night and also when my bladder isfull?

Hernias can hurt. In general, femoral hernias should be repaired to avoid the risk of acute incarceration and strangulation. We believe they are at a higher risk than other types of groin hernias. If it is worse when your bladder is full, it could be the bladder herniating through the femoral hernia. There are risks of waiting, and repair. See a general surgeon and your OB to discuss those risks/benefits.

What are some early signs I'm getting a femoral hernia?

Groin pain or bulge. The earliest signs of a femoral hernia include a subtle lump or bulge in the groin crease, occasionally accompanied by pain, especially with exertion.
Bulge and pain. Femoral hernias are uncommon in males, most common in females from 30 to 60 years old, a bulge below the groin and pain in the area are the most common signs and symptoms. Femoral hernias are difficult to diagnose and require a skilled surgeon to confirm. A ct is diagnostic in these cases.