A 25-year-old male asked:
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im 18 and possibly got a diastasis recti, can it be fixed with out surgery? and what is a cause? and can i still gym with it?

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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- which is a defect(hole) in the fascia. Other than for cosmesis, do not recommend surgical repair. If it is a hernia, then it should be repaired.
Answered on Sep 1, 2013
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