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Do Velpeau hernias affect children differently than adults?

Children are less affected by femoral hernias, including Velpeau hernias, than adults. Femoral hernias are rare in children, and tend to develop in females more often than males. Velpeau hernias symptoms can affect children and adults in similar ways - swelling, bulging, pain, tenderness in the hernia area; palpable bulge at the top of the thigh that is more pronounced when coughing, crying, standing, or straining the abdomen. Femoral hernias can be dangerous for children or adults. Surgery is always needed to treat Velpeau hernias in children or adults.

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