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What one expert should we see if they suspect abdominal wall defect in our fetus?

What one expert should we see if they suspect abdominal wall defect in our fetus?

Perinatologist: First start with a perinatologist (maternal-fetal medicine specialist). They'll screen the infant for other birth defects and/or chromosomal problems. Depending on what they find, they'll coordinate delivery with a pediatric surgeon if needed & a neonatologist. But first start with a good mfm specialist. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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I have been having a sharp pain in the lower right side of my abdomin. I was told that i might have abdominal wall pain. What exactlly is this?

I have been having a sharp pain in the lower right side of my abdomin. I was told that i might have abdominal wall pain. What exactlly is this?

Muscular Pain: The abdominal wall consists of multiple muscle layers. Like anywhere on the body, a pulled muscle can cause significant, lingering pain. Since we use our core muscles for most activities, it can be difficult to rest these muscles. Pain from the abdominal wall can be difficult to distinguish from "internal" abdominal organ pain; muscular pain tends to be unrelated to food & worsened by activity. ...Read more

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What's the medical term for a weak abdominal wall?

What's the medical term for a weak abdominal wall?

Diastasis recti: Diastasis recti (also known as abdominal separation) is a disorder defined as a separation of the rectus abdominis muscle into right and left halves. Normally, the two sides of the muscle are joined at the linea alba at the body midline. It is essentially a cosmetic condition, with no associated morbidity or mortality. ...Read more

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Opening on abdominal wall for colostomy, what happens?

Opening on abdominal wall for colostomy, what happens?

Usually nothing: The opening on the abdominal wall is small and just large enough for the colostomy to fit. The edges of the colostomy are then tacked down to the surrounding skin to seal the area. Rarely does anything go wrong. Occassionally there might be a paracolostomy hernia that then needs repair or a prolapse or dropping out of the colostomy itself that needs to be fixed. ...Read more

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Pain which started on lower left abdomen when coughing.moved to basically the whole lower abdominal wall when coughing. Feel extremely tired with sob ?

Pain which started on lower left abdomen when coughing.moved to basically the whole lower abdominal wall when coughing. Feel extremely tired with sob ?

Nonspecific: There is no specific diagnosis with lower abdominal pain. Best to see your primary care provider if you're worried, pain is severe, or is unrelenting. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I coughed so hard i tore my abdominal wall and caused a hematoma.Two weeks later and still in a lot of pain. How long till pain goes away...

I coughed so hard i tore my abdominal wall and caused a hematoma.Two weeks later and still in a lot of pain. How long till pain goes away...

Strain: Severe strain with tearing of muscle fibers may take a little longer to heal. Rib fractures can also occur with hard coughing. At this time I would try intermittent heat to the area which may help the healing process. Hold onto the injured area if you must cough or sneeze and avoid other strain as well. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from appendix removal and intestine being detached from abdominal wall?

How long does it take to recover from appendix removal and intestine being detached from abdominal wall?

Varies: Depends on what you mean as "recovery." Internally the organs return to normal function nearly immediately. But pain medication will slow intestinal activity. Externally the incisions heal in a couple weeks if small laparoscopic surgery was used. Larger incisions may take 4-6 weeks to fully heal. ...Read more

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How does wearing an abdominal binder help resolve a seroma and a weak spot in the abdominal wall?

How does wearing an abdominal binder help resolve a seroma and a weak spot in the abdominal wall?

Resolve with time: Most of the seromas due to surgery especially after incisional hernias repaired with mesh will resolve with or with out abdominal binder binders make some comfortable in others will inter fear with breathing. ...Read more

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