A femoral hernia is a relatively uncommon type of hernia. A femoral hernia is a protrusion of an intestine loop through a weak abdominal wall in the lower abdomen near the thigh or groin. Depending on the severity of the condition, it may require emergency surgery, i.e. Femoral Hernia Surgery. Whether obstructed, incarcerated or strangulated hernia, repair the hernia at Kapadia Multispeciality Hospital before it turns out to be life threatening.
Internal tissues push through weak spots in the muscular wall at the pelvis or inner thigh, causing a femoral hernia. It's possible that the specific cause is unknown. A person's muscle wall in the area may have been structurally weak from birth.
Femoral hernias can also be caused by strain or excessive pressure as a result of:
In a few cases one may not even realize that they are suffering from a femoral hernia. Small-sized hernias may not even cause any symptoms. The bulge of a small femoral hernia is not even noticeable at times.
Large hernia causes a lot of discomfort and is more noticeable near the upper thigh area. While standing up the pain worsens and when heavy weight objects are lifted. As femoral hernia is located closely to the hip bone resulting in hip pain too.
Some of the severe symptoms can be:
Small, asymptomatic femoral hernias may not necessitate medical attention. Doctors may keep an eye on your condition to see if your symptoms worsen. Surgical treatment is required for moderate to large femoral hernias, especially if they are causing any discomfort.
There are two types of surgery for treating femoral hernia- Open surgery and Laparoscopic surgery
Open Surgery: This usually entails local anesthesia, which puts the patient to sleep during the surgical procedure. In some basic circumstances, however, the team may administer a topical anaesthetic. The area becomes numb, but the person remains conscious. To reach the hernia, the surgeon makes a small incision in the groin. The bulging tissue is then moved back into the abdomen before the femoral canal wall is repaired with strong stitches or a piece of mesh.
Laparoscopic Surgery: This procedure is less painful. The patient is given general anaesthesia. The surgeon first creates multiple small incisions in the lower belly and inserts a laparoscope, a thin, tube-like equipment with a camera, into the incisions. The bulging tissue is then moved back into the abdomen, and the weakening muscle is repaired with mesh. Laparoscopic surgery is not recommended to everyone, particularly those with big hernias. People who have this procedure have a faster recovery time and fewer scarring than those who have open surgery.
To treat the femoral hernia, the best surgical treatment is offered by Kapadia Hospital in Mumbai.