Groin pain/swelling. Femoral hernias are not common, and more often seen in older females. There may be groin discomfort, pain, or low groin swelling along the groin crease. They can be a little harder to find or diagnose for some patients.
Pain and/or lump. A femoral hernia is when intra-abdominal contents such as fat or intestine escape down the leg near the groin through the same opening the blood vessels travel from the abdomen to the leg. Usually causes pain an you may feel a lump, but it could cause a blockage of the intestines which would require emergency surgery.