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Hernias occur when there is a weak spot in the abdominal wall that allows tissue to protrude through. A femoral hernia occurs near the femoral canal where the femoral artery, vein and ring are located in the groin. At Core Surgical, we offer diagnosis and femoral hernia treatment at our medical center in Midtown Manhattan.

Causes and Symptoms of Femoral Hernias

While femoral hernias are not common, they are still a possibility in patients and occur most commonly in females. Like most hernias, the cause of a hernia is not always known. Some people are born with congenital defects or weaknesses in the abdominal wall muscles that can result in a higher risk for a femoral or other type of hernia. Strain on the muscles near the femoral ring can result in a femoral hernia. Some possible factors that can contribute to a femoral hernia include:

  • Constipation
  • Childbirth
  • Obesity
  • Severe cough
  • Heavy lifting

Femoral hernias present as a bulge at the groin crease on the body. A femoral hernia will cause pain that is similar to other hernias. Other symptoms such as weakness in the muscles, stomach pain, groin pain and nausea can occur.

Femoral hernias will not go away on their own, and surgery is the only way to repair the weakness in the abdominal wall. In some cases, the femoral hernia is small enough to not require surgery, but you should seek medical advice from a hernia specialist. However, if the symptoms worsen or the hernia is large enough, surgery may become the best option. Seeking a specialized diagnosis from our team will help to identify the type of hernia and the most appropriate treatment.

If you have symptoms of a femoral hernia and want to explore treatment, contact us at Core Surgical. We can schedule an exam and consultation with one of our hernia specialists at our clinic in NYC.

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