Symptoms and Signs of Femoral Hernia
While most patients do not have symptoms or signs of a femoral hernia, other patients experience slight discomfort or physical changes. Sometimes, a bulge can appear in the upper thigh area. There may be groin area discomfort that can get worse when the patient stands up, lifts heavy objects or strains to cough or when using the restroom.
When the intestine becomes blocked or strangled in the muscle wall, it becomes an incarcerated hernia causing painful symptoms and signs. This is an emergency situation. Patients who experience symptoms such as sudden pain in the groin area, abdominal pain, vomiting or abdominal pain should seek medical attention immediately for incarcerated hernia.