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

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.
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.

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9 days ago I had scar tissue removed from a femoral hernia repair on the left side ever since then when I need to pee it's hard to get it going.?

Pain often causes. Not sure where the scar tissue was, but femoral hernias involve the same tissue planes as the bladder. Local inflammation can affect bladder function. It should get better with time.

A lot of pain had CT scan no recurrent femoral hernia had a trig. Point injection caused pain to get worse doctor wants to go in what could it be?

Scar tissue. Most likely scar tissue entrapped the nerve causing your pain, unfortunately this annoying problem do occurs rarely, with time and some physical therapy will alleviate in most of the cases. Very rarely need exploration, of the area neurolysis or freeing the trapped nerve, will help speak to your surgeon good luck.

What sorts of things make a person have a higher risk of getting a femoral hernia?

Overexertion. Femoral hernias are typically congenital, meaning that one is born with the defect leading to the hernia. However, prolonged exertion or stresses such as obesity may increase the probability of these growing to the point where they become evident.
Genetics. Most people that perform strenuous activity for a living or who are obese do not have femoral hernias. In fact, many o the patients I have treated for this over the years have been sedentary and thin. There are many unknown factors that cause a groin hernia of any type, and genetics is one if those factors. In other words, you shouldn't limit activity for fear if developing a femoral hernia.

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.

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.

Is there a cure for femoral hernia?

Yes! Femoral hernias may be easily repaired through out-patient surgery. Some surgeons favor repairing these through a traditional "open" approach; others prefer laparoscopy. Femoral hernias have a high potential for complications and should be repaired when diagnosed. I recommend that you see a hernia surgeon to consider this option.

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.