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can diastasis recti be fixed without surgery

A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
No, no, and no: No, does not cause back pain. No, cannot fix without surgery. No, does not need to be repaired.

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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Benjamin Kim
42 years experience General Surgery
Yes gym with it: No, diastasis recti is the separation of the abdominus recti muscles away from the midline leading to protrusion. Often misdiagnosed as a hernia- whi ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
39 years experience General Surgery
Fix the hernia only: Diastasis recti is a thinning of the midline fascia between the "six pack" muscles, which results in a bulge developing in the upper abdomen with cont ... Read More
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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Contact surgeon now: You or your wife needs to contact the surgeon immediately as there has been a reaction or infection involving the mesh and needs evaluation.
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Options: Since it has been 3 years since your last surgical evaluation, one option is to re-visit with your surgeon to see if things have changed or improved, ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elvia Greathouse
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possible: Diastasis recti is the separation of the rectus abdominal muscles. While this in and of itself should not cause "severe pain" it may cause discomfort ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Diastasis recti: Surgery may benefit your severe muscle spasms
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Press
43 years experience Plastic Surgery
Usually not: Diastasis recti is lateral separation of the rectus muscles that run vertically on either side of the midline of the abdomen, usually caused by pregna ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Johnston-Jones
33 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Partially: Sahrmann exercises can help build abdominal strength (especially in abs below the belly bottom), and have been shown to partially correct the distasis ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Diastasis recti: It doesn't directly cause injury. It just means separation of the rectus musculature.

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