Thigh Hernias

Femoral hernias are most often found in women and occur at the upper thigh near the groin area. This type of hernia has a high risk of incarcerating the small bowel, which can then lead to a strangulated hernia and become a life-threatening condition.

Patients who have a femoral hernia may feel a tender bulge in the upper thigh, just under the groin area. Unless a significant medical condition prevents it, all hernias should be repaired with surgery.