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Femoral Hernia

Femoral Hernia

USC Surgery / Conditions / Femoral Hernia

More common in women, a femoral hernia happens when the intestinal sac dips into the femoral canal, which is a space just below the groin where a vein carries blood up from the leg. This happens due to a weakness in the lower groin area that may happen as a result of giving birth. Femoral hernias are more prone to complication than inguinal hernias, so it is advised that, once discovered, a femoral hernia is treated promptly.

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