Femoral hernia - Prevention
Femorocele; Enteromerocele; Crural hernia
There may not be any way to prevent a hernia from developing, or, if you already have a hernia, to stop it from becoming stuck or gangrenous. However, trying to avoid putting too much pressure on the abdominal wall may help.
- Avoid constipation by increasing your fiber intake and drinking enough fluid.
- Lose weight if you are overweight.
- See your health care provider if you have difficulty with urination, such as frequent urination, straining with urination, or waking up at night to urinate. These may be symptoms of an enlarged prostate.
- Use proper lifting techniques.
- Reviewed last on: 9/12/2010
- David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine; and Debra G. Wechter, MD, FACS, General Surgery practice specializing in breast cancer, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
Malangoni MA, Rosen MJ, eds. Hernias. In: Townsend CM Jr., Beauchamp RD, Evers BM, Mattox KL, eds. Sabiston Textbook of Surgery. 18th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier;2007:chap 44.
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