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Aptos, CA
A 36-year-old female asked:

when i stand up i can feel this long bump sticking out of my lower abdomen. i don't feel it laying down. could a ct scan miss a small hernia?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Diastasis: This may not be a true hernia but instead may be a separation (diastasis) of the abdominal rectum muscle that is not apparent when you are supine. It becomes noticeable when you tense the abdominal wall muscles. This is not a serious condition. Your physician can confirm the diagnosis after examining you and a CT scan is unnecessary.

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Last updated Jan 21, 2015

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