Femoral Hernia

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About Femoral Hernia

Femoral hernia is a type of hernia that occurs in the groin area when tissue, such as a part of the intestine, protrudes through a weak spot in the surrounding muscle and enters the femoral canal, which is a narrow passageway that carries blood vessels and nerves from the abdomen to the leg.


What are the symptoms of Hernia?​


Some people may be born with a predisposition to developing hernias due to a weakness in the muscles and connective tissue in the groin.

Pregnancy and childbirth​

Pregnancy and childbirth

The added pressure on the pelvic area during pregnancy and childbirth can weaken the muscles and increase the risk of developing a hernia.

Chronic coughing or straining​

Chronic coughing or straining

Repeated coughing or straining during bowel movements can put pressure on the muscles in the groin, increasing the risk of a hernia.

What are the symptoms of Hernia?​

Heavy lifting

Lifting heavy objects can strain the muscles in the groin, making them more likely to weaken and allow a hernia to occur.

Previous abdominal surgery​

Previous abdominal surgery

Scarring from previous abdominal surgeries can weaken the muscles and increase the risk of a hernia.


A visible bulge or swelling in the groin area that may become more noticeable when standing, coughing, or straining.

Pain or discomfort in the groin that may worsen when bending over, lifting heavy objects, or coughing.

A feeling of heaviness or pressure in the groin area.

Nausea or vomiting if the hernia becomes incarcerated or strangulated, which means that the protruding tissue becomes trapped and its blood supply is cut off.

Difficulty passing urine or having a bowel movement if the hernia blocks the normal flow of urine or stool.

You Can use the Three Finger Test and CT Scan to Identify the Femoral Hernia and Inguinal Hernia.



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Surgical repair

The most common treatment for femoral hernias is surgical repair. This involves pushing the protruding tissue back into place and strengthening the weakened area with sutures or mesh. The type of surgical technique used may depend on the size and location of the hernia, as well as the patient's overall health and medical history

Open surgery​

Open surgery

This is the traditional method of repairing a femoral hernia. It involves making an incision in the groin area, identifying the hernia sac, returning the herniated tissue to its proper location, and then closing the hernia defect with sutures. In some cases, a mesh may be placed over the weakened area to provide additional support.

Laparoscopy Hernia Surgery

Laparoscopic surgery

This is a minimally invasive procedure that involves making several small incisions in the abdomen. A camera and special instruments are then used to identify and repair the hernia from the inside. Laparoscopic surgery may be preferred for some patients because it results in less pain and scarring, and typically has a shorter recovery time than open surgery.

Facts about Femoral Hernia

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