A hernia develops when an internal part of your body, such as an organ, pushes through a weak area in the surrounding muscle or tissue. A femoral hernia is when tissue or part of your bowel protrudes into your groin at the top of your inner thigh. It can appear as a lump or bulge in the inner upper part of your thigh or groin. The lump may be painful, especially when you cough, bend over or lift a heavy object.
This is not a common type of hernia. It is associated with ageing and repeated strain on the tummy. Both men and women can get a femoral hernia. Women are about twice as likely to be affected because the female pelvis has a wider shape. To prevent complications, a routine operation is likely to be recommended straight away. A femoral hernia can be repaired using either standard open or keyhole (laparoscopic) surgery. Your surgeon will explain their experience and discuss which type of procedure suits you best.
Here at Highgate Private Hospital, we have an expert team of hernia repair consultants. We offer an all-inclusive self-pay package for hernia repair. Prices for open surgery to repair a femoral hernia on one side and a follow-up appointment start from £2,631 (terms and conditions apply). For more information, please call our self-pay advisers on 020 3918 9463. You can find more details about hernia repair here. More information on the procedure can be found here.