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Can women have femoral hernias or inguinal hernias?


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2010-06-18 02:44:40
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Yes. Men are affected more frequently, due to the fact that they attempt heavy lifting more often.


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Hernias above the abdominocrural crease are inguinal (latin, groin) and those arising below the crease are femoral (Latin, thigh) or crural (Latin, leg). -Schwartz

The majority of hernias occur in males. Nearly 25% of men and only 2% of women in the United States will develop inguinal hernias. Inguinal hernias occur nearly three times more often in African American adults than in Caucasians.

Inguinal hernias are common in many quadrupeds including pigs, cats, and dogs. They are thought to be congenital disorders.

Henri Fruchaud has written: 'The surgical anatomy of hernias of the groin' -- subject(s): Surgery, Groin, Atlases, Inguinal hernia, Femoral hernia, Hernia

None. But there are two types of inguinal herniae (or hernias): direct and indirect. Direct inguinal hernias occur when abdominal contents herniate through a weak point in the fascia of the abdominal wall and into the inguinal canal. Indirect inguinal hernias occur when abdominal contents protrude through the deep inguinal ring; this is ultimately caused by failure of embryonic closure of the processus vaginalis.

An inguinal hernia is the medical term meaning displacement of the intestines through the inguinal canal. Other relatively common types of hernias are umbilical, ventral, and incisional hernias.

In all the patients I've seen with inguinal hernias (a couple thousand), I never saw one that complained of buttocks pain...

The midpoint of the inguinal ligament and the mid-inguinal point are two different anatomical landmarks in the inguinal region. In order to understand the difference, some simple anatomical knowledge must be clarified.The inguinal ligament stretches from the anterior superior iliac spine (ASIS) to the pubic tubercle. The pubic symphysis lies just medial to the pubic tubercle and is the fibrous joint between the two halves of the pelvis.Running under the inguinal ligament from medial to lateral are: femoral canal (a potential space that contains mainly lymphatics), femoral vein, femoral artery and femoral nerve.The midpoint of the inguinal ligament is half way between the ASIS and the pubic tubercle and is the location of the femoral nerve. This landmark is used in femoral nerve blocks.The mid-inguinal point is half way between the ASIS and the pubic symphysis and is the location of the femoral artery. This landmark is used in palpation of the femoral pulse.In relation to each other, the mid-inguinal point is more medial than the midpoint of the inguinal ligament.

Hernias can be found almost anywhere there is a membrane that lines a cavity (fascia). The abdominal cavity, thoracic cavity or meninges covering the brain. There are inguinal, umbilical,femoral, epigastric, anal, disc, or intracrainal hernias. Most involve the digestive system.

Because of their horizontal structure

Both men and women can get hernias the same way, a weak place in the muscles of the wall of a body cavity splits and allows the cavity contents to protrude. Hernias involving the abdominal cavity are common in men and women. They can happen any place in the abdominal wall muscles. They are called ventral hernias. A type more common in men, but also seen in women, occurs in the groin area called the inguinal area on either (or both) sides of the low abdomen and are called inguinal hernias. These frequently show up after a heavy lifting strain and protrude/"rupture". A lump may appear in the area with the pain which is actually a portion of bowel protruding through the muscle opening. In men, inguinal hernias may not show a lump in the inguinal area if the area of weakness is at the bottom and bowel slips into the scrotum and protrudes there as a lump in the scrotum. Other common places in the abdominal cavity wall that can "rupture" are in the area around or near the belly button, which are called umbilical hernias, or at an incision site from a previous surgery called incisional hernias.

Yes, women can have hernias. Have you ever heard of a himnia?

that's correct, but not all ventral herniae are incisional herniae, and even though some none-ventral herniae ( i.e. inguinal , femoral or umbllical ) are incisional in its pathophysiology ( i.e. technical failure and/or wound healing disturbance ) , yet they are not considered or labelled as incisional ones, simply because they are none-ventral ones ( i.e. they are "natural anatomical weakness points"), instead they are labelled "recurrent" ( i.e. recurrent inguinal or femoral or umbllical herniae ). Dr. N. Alzerwi, MBBS, General Surgery Resident, R3, RKH, Riyadh, KSA

There are different kinds of hernias. Inguinal hernias are the most common type. Hiatal hernia is another possible condition that affects the upper stomach area.

sartorius, adductor longus and the inguinal ligament

It is femoral. Femur being bone of the thigh, it can be related to thigh. Frontal is the bone of the skull. Lumber denotes lower back. Inguinal denotes the inguinal ligament. It separates abdomen and thigh.

By far the most common hernias (up to 75% of all abdominal hernias) are the so-called inguinal hernias. Much insight is needed in the anatomy of the inguinal canal. A hernia is protrusion of an organ or the muscular wall of an organ through the cavity that normally contains it. A hiatal hernia occurs when the stomach protrudes upwards into the mediastinum through the esophageal opening in the diaphragm.

Open surgical repair of an indirect hernia begins with sterilizing and draping the inguinal area of the abdomen just above the thigh. An incision is made in the abdominal wall and fatty tissue removed to expose the inguinal canal.

A femoral hernia is another type of hernia that appears in the groin, occurring when abdominal organs and tissue press through the femoral ring.

No. Boys and girls (men and women) can get hernias. Men are 10 times more likely than women to get "inguinal hernia". In men, this occur when part of the intestine protrudes through a weak spot in the abdomen; often along the inguinal canal, which carries the spermatic cord and in women it can develop where the tissue that binds the uterus exits from the abdomen and joins with the tissue surrounding the vaginal opening.. (taken from: https:/ and

Check out the posture of quadrupeds against that of bipeds, and consider where the weight of (especially abdominal) organs is expressed in the bodies of quadrupeds vs bipeds.

What is a Hernia?Hernias occur when a portion of the intestine or abdominal tissue push through a weakened portion of the abdomen wall. A hernia can result from physical strain such as heavy lifting, chronic coughing or constipation. Other causes include obesity and surgery. Some hernias develop at birth, while others appear in adulthood. The six common types of hernias, in order of severity, are inguinal, femoral, umbilical, incisional, epigastric and hiatal. The hernia type determines the treatment and pain site, which may appear with or without symptoms.SymptomsLump groin or abdomenPain in the groin or abdomenNauseaVomitingSwelling or discoloration at the groin sitePain during, or the inability to have a bowel movementPain in the groin or abdomenUrinary problems such as frequent urination, bladder infections and bladder stonesTypes of HerniasInguinal hernias appear when tissue pushes through a fragile area in the groin muscle. Openings in the groin muscle wall generally close after birth. An inguinal hernia occurs when the opening does not close, the muscle wall weakens allowing tissue to protrude and create a bulge. The only treatment for an inguinal hernia is surgery.Femoral hernias occur when the tissue protrudes from the lower abdomen into the upper thigh, right below the groin fold. The femoral hernia location can occur in the same site as an inguinal hernia, which makes this hernia type difficult to diagnose without further testing. Doctors normally find this hernia when a strangulated hernia develops. A strangulated hernia occurs when a trapped portion of the intestine interrupts the blood supply to the tissue. Strangulated hernias are always painful and require emergency surgery. Femoral hernias generally occur in women.Umbilical hernias occur in children and adults around the navel area. In children, these hernias generally heal without medical treatment by the age of one. Hernias that do not close within the first year require surgery. An umbilical hernia may occur in adults due to obesity, pregnancy or excess fluid in the abdomen. These hernias increase in size over time. If left untreated, a strangulated hernia may occur. Babies suffering from an umbilical hernia tend to cry more.Incisional Hernias typically appear after surgery, along a vertical incision. Causes of this hernia include obesity, age, steroid medication use, lung problems or more than one surgery at the same incision site.An epigastric hernia appears between the sternum, known as the breast bone, and the navel. An individual can have more than one of these small-size hernias.A hiatal hernia involves the stomach, not the intestine. This hernia occurs when a portion of the stomach pushes through the diaphragm into the chest. These hernias require medical diagnosis, as they do not normally exhibit symptoms. However, a hiatal hernia can cause heartburn or gastroesophageal reflux disease, known as GERD. Individuals with no symptoms require no treatment. However, if diagnosed with a hiatal hernia, the doctor may prescribe medication or suggest a lifestyle change.While it is important to understand the causes, symptoms and types of hernias, never self-diagnose. Speak with a licensed medical practitioner to obtain an accurate diagnosis and hernia treatment.

Hernia symptoms in women include : aches, lumps, and pain. Different hernias have different symptoms. Sometimes hernias in women are harder to locate.

Lipoma Sebaceous cyst. Melanoma. Lipodystrophy. Inguinal or femoral hernia. Saphena varix. Femoral artery aneurysm. ...reason to see a doctor?

An inguinal hernia is a bulge that occurs in your groin region, the area between the lower part of your abdomen and your thigh. Inguinal hernias occur because of a weakening of the muscles in the lower abdomen.

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