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how long will it take for abdominal muscles to heal

A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Audie Rolnick
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Back muscles: Back muscles support spine from behind, abdominals support the body from the front.

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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Stevens
23 years experience General Surgery
Acquired, congenital: hernias are from acquired conditions or congenital meaning you were born with it. Muscle disorders are rare while hernias are common. See a doctor f ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lawrence Kramer
Specializes in Family Medicine
May need exam: Pain probably from strain and if it does not go away you need to be examined
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
It depends: A maylard incision actually transects the anterior rectus abdominus muscles when making a "bikini" type incision. If the surgeon repairs the muscles ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Abdominal wall pain: Should be healed. Recommend you talk to surgeon who did surgery. He or she should provide best answer and advise course of action.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robin Rosenberg
43 years experience General Surgery
One year: Most muscles take uo to a year to gain fullstrength but theywill never have the 100% strength of uncut muscles, proof is that herneas of the incision ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
53 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Mastectomy surgery: After mastectomy for breast surgery, rectus muscle reconstruction of a breast will have swelling and pain, which will gradually subside over approxima ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: It depends upon the type of surgery you had and whether or not any infection was present. In general it takes about 6 weeks for tissues to heal.
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Douglas
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
You don't regnerate : You do not regenerate muscles = but you can do exercises 6 weeks such as walking, other aerobic exercises. You can slowly start to do abdominal cru ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: It depends on how weak your abdominal muscles are to start out with and how much excess body fat you have. It probably will take many months.

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