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.
Yes. Femoral hernias are a unique type of groin hernia which have a 10-fold higher risk of complications than inguinal hernias. Therefore, unless there is a prohibitively high risk of elective surgery, all femoral hernias should be repaired. In contrast, small inguinal hernias that are easily reducible and not causing symptoms may sometimes be safely watched.
Yes. Femoral hernias can obstruct and strangle the blood supply to the bowel...I have always repaired these when first noted in my office.

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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.
Probably. The only treatment for a femoral (or any) hernia is an operation. Femoral hernias are generally considered to be higher risk for problems compared to other types of hernia in the groin. Therefore, it is usually safer to have it repaired than to wait. See a general surgeon for more info about your case.

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.

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.
Yes. There are a variety of techniques for both open and laparoscopic approaches. Almost all use mesh, which is considered by most surgeons to be superior to sutures only for a femoral hernia. Whatever approach the surgeon is best at however is probably going to yield the best result.

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?

Discuss w surgeon. Generally speaking, your hernia could certainly worsen with a growing baby inside you, so normally the answer would be get the surgery. Usually a few week recovery period would be in order, than you can start trying, as it would be even more months before the baby started to get big inside you, allowing for even more healing time. Best wishes.
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!

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.
Wait. Usually need to wait 4-6 weeks before heavy vigorous activities. Walking and light exercises are alright when approved by your surgeon.

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'm recovering from femoral hernia surgery, is it safe to use tampons during my recovery?

Yes. Femoral hernis surgery is not significantly differnt from a regular inguinal henia surgery. Tampons will not affect your recovery and should be fine to use during your periods.
No problem. If tampons are used appropriately after hernia surgery.
Yes. Your use of tampons will only be limited by any pain that you may experience when placing them. But there should be no reason they would cause any problem with your recovery.

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.

New bulge? Hernia. I would recommend having a general surgeon check you to see if you have developed a recurrent hernia.
See MD ASAP. With a history of tissue weakness that led to a hernia, and with current symptoms seem to be associated to carrying weight, it must be assumed that another herniation has occurred. Do not wait, as the bulge would indicate the hernia has been breached by important structures, and that could lead to strangulation and loss of oxygen to that tissue. Good luck!

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.
Femoral Hernia. That is a question best left to you and your surgeon based on your medical history, his preference and experience. Please discuss the risks and benefits with your surgeon and make a decision together.