Femoral hernia symptoms are usually a lump in the groin, below the skin crease. A Femoral hernia usually contain fat and like an epigastric hernia they often will not dissapear when you lie down, so the lump is usually there all the time.
Femoral hernia is much more common in women than men. They can often be mistaken for enlarged lymph nodes or sometimes varicosities in varicose veins.
A femoral hernia usully has a narrow neck to the peritoneal sac which may trap a small piece of bowel and cause bowel obstruction. This usually will mean emergency surgery to correct the hernia and is the reason why femoral hernia's are usually repaired electively rather than adopt a "wait and see approach".
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