Femoral Hernia Repair in Sarasota, FL

What is Femoral Hernia?

A femoral, or thigh, hernia, is a hernia that occurs when part of the bowel or fatty tissue bulges into your groin at the top of your inner thigh.

Femoral hernias don’t occur frequently, making up only about 3% of all hernias.

This type of hernia can occur in both males and females but are 10 times more likely to occur in females.

How Serious is a Femoral Hernia?

These hernias aren’t necessarily life-threatening unless it becomes strangulated.

Common Symptoms of Femoral Hernia

Although femoral hernias typically do not cause symptoms, you may notice:
  • A bulge in the upper thigh next to the groin.
  • Groin discomfort that worsens when standing, lifting or straining.
In more severe cases, symptoms may include:
  • Abdominal pain
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
If the hernia becomes strangulated, you may experience:
  • Redness in the area of the bulge
  • Extreme tenderness
  • Sudden worsening of pain
  • Fever
  • Rapid heart rate
image of femoral hernia

Does a Femoral Hernia Need Surgery?

Because of a higher risk of complications with untreated femoral hernias, surgery is usually recommended.

How do you Fix a Femoral Hernia?

Femoral hernia repair pushes the contents of the hernia back into place then strengthens the area of weakness.

Dr. Yunis offers a variety of hernia repair techniques based on the type of hernia and to suit his patients' needs. Techniques available for femoral hernia repair include:

Open Hernia Repair

This type of hernia surgery involves making a small cosmetically oriented incision near the hernia and sewing the hernia defect closed. Dr. Yunis has a bias to avoid the use of mesh in small femoral hernias.

Laparoscopic Repair

This type of hernia surgery involves the use of mesh or sutures being placed behind the hernia through small incisions in the side of the abdomen.

How Long Does it Take to Recover from Femoral Hernia Repair Surgery?

Most people will experience some degree of pain or discomfort after the surgery that will delay returning to office-type work for a day or two.

Depending on the size of the hernia many can return to physical activities within weeks of the operation.

When to Contact a Medical Professional?

Call us or visit the emergency room if you are experiencing severe symptoms. Want more information?

Schedule a Telemedicine Consultation today.

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Sarasota, Florida 34239
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