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Can scar tissue from a femoral hernia repair cause block of blood flow?

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Dr. Joey Bluhm
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In brief: Possible

The location of a femoral hernia is adjacent to the femoral vein and artery going down the leg.
I suppose if excess scar tissue built up, it could compress on these structures, but in general, i expect scar tissue to fill empty space and mesh, not compress on adjacent structures. An ultrasound could evaluate the flow of blood in these vessels to determine if any flow has been compromised.

In brief: Possible

The location of a femoral hernia is adjacent to the femoral vein and artery going down the leg.
I suppose if excess scar tissue built up, it could compress on these structures, but in general, i expect scar tissue to fill empty space and mesh, not compress on adjacent structures. An ultrasound could evaluate the flow of blood in these vessels to determine if any flow has been compromised.
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