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.