Femoral Hernias

Hernia of the Outer Groin

A femoral hernia is a rare kind of hernia with only about 1 in every 20 groin hernias diagnosed as femoral hernias, and the rest are inguinal hernias. If a portion of tissue pushes through the wall of the femoral canal, it’s called a femoral hernia. The femoral canal houses the femoral artery, smaller veins, and nerves.

Femoral hernias can appear as a painful ‘bulge’ in the inner upper part of the thigh or groin.

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