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A 38-year-old male asked:

Is there a way to tell at home if you have diastasis or hernia? no pain, and have symptoms like gas and loose bowel movements which seem opposite of hernia. and note small bulge more laying down than standing up. no bulge when exertion muscle.

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Dr. Amandeep Kaur
Family Medicine 10 years experience
DIASTASIS: With Diastasis a bulge may become noticeable in the midline of the belly, especially when the patient raises his/her head while lying flat. The tough collagen sheath the covers the underlying muscle remains intact. But in Hernia this layer has a weak point/hole then it is called hernia. Let your doctor examine you to make diagnosis.

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Last updated Oct 15, 2019

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