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diastasis recti

A 35-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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Dr. Donald Kress
44 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes: Other than the unattractive appearance of the abdomen, diastasis weakens the abdomen and causes problems with some exercises. On a long term basis th ... Read More
Dr. Francisco Agullo
19 years experience Plastic Surgery
Not usually: Almost all women have diastasis recti after pregnancy or changes in weight. It causes a visible bulge in the lower and/or upper abdomen. It usually is ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Not usually...but: Diastasis Recti can cause lower back pain , constipation, and urologic issues. In extreme cases, the tissue may tear, and organs may poke out of the ... Read More
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A 39-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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Pospisil
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Dis stasis recti: You should be examined . U may need an ulrasound
A 31-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.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Abdominal separation: Diastasis recti is a disorder that causes the rectus abdominis muscle to be separated instead of meeting together in the midline at the linea alba.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
The diastasis means: that the muscles and fascia that hold in Ur abdominal organs has failed & any valsalva maneuver will stress the remaining thin fascia & the pe ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Because the muscle. : ...has separated leaving only some stretched fascia and the peritoneal lining holding Ur bowl in place. Any valsalva maneuver, in lifting or being upr ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
No/Unlikely: Normally, the paired rectus abdominus ("6-pack") muscles are fused together in the midline. Separation of these muscles, diastasis, is common w/premat ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Avoid Beer Belly: Treatment needs to be geared to the cause: if due to weight gain, weight loss is "key"; following pregnancy, a "tummy tuck"(abdominoplasty) can restor ... Read More
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