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i'm having pain and recently dx. with diastasis rectus. they say no surgery...how can i help with pain?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Limit Activity: Diastasis rectii is a condition where the "6-pack" muscles of the abdominal wall no longer are attached to one another in the midline, leading to them bowing out when contracting them (it looks like a tent when you raise your head up when laying down). This is common after childbirth or with significant weight gain. This rarely causes pain, though; you may want to seek a second opinion.
Answered on Sep 9, 2017
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