MS - General Surgery, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
General Surgeon, Kolkata
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Femoral hernia can be treated by regular exercise of the abdominal muscles.
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Once femoral hernia is diagnosed the patient is recommended to avoid exercises completely as it can worsen the condition. Treatment of femoral hernia is only surgery, either open or laparoscopic. An open surgery takes more recovery time whereas keyhole or laparoscopic surgery takes much lesser recover time.
Before undergoing the surgery for femoral hernia the patient needs to stop taking certain medications have an adverse effect on blood clotting. Those drugs are
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A week before the surgery your surgeon may ask you to stop medications like aspirin, ibuprofen, clopidogrel, warfarin, naproxen etc. these drugs aid in blood flow and affects clotting of blood. So, if these drugs are taken then the blood may be thin and it may be a problem during the surgery. The blood may not stop flowing and it may become difficult to control blood flow which in turn can cause excessive blood loss as the risk of surgery.
Strangulation of femoral hernia is usually life threatening and must be treated as a medical emergency.
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Femoral hernia usually does not show any serious symptom. But even then they must be operated and the bulged out tissue in the groin must be pushed back to the intestine. If this is not done on time the tissue inside the hernia gets trapped and the blood vessels in its surrounding are blocked and the intestinal tissues trapped inside the hernia eventually die. This condition is called strangulated or incarcerated hernia and must be operated to save the life of the patient.
Which of the following is the alternative treatment for femoral hernia surgery?
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There are no alternative treatments for femoral hernia surgery because exercise can worsen the condition leading to strangulation of the hernia and there has been no research or evidence of successful treatment with alternative medicine or acupuncture. The only way to treat femoral hernia is surgery of the hernia.
Chronic coughing can cause femoral hernia.
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Hernias occur mainly due to weakening or deterioration of muscles. Muscles weaken either because of aging or may be after an injury or surgery. When the muscle goes on weakening, strenuous activities like chronic coughing accompanied by smoking, sneezing, lifting heavy weights, constipation and difficulty in urinating or even due to a weak spot in the wall of the abdomen that is pre-existing may be during birth of the child. As a result of the weak muscles and excessive strain on these affected muscles, a part of the intestine protrudes through this weak spot and pushes into the groin area making a bulge in the upper thigh.