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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 should I eat to keep my abdominal wall on the stomach from increasing fat?

What should I eat to keep my abdominal wall on the stomach from increasing fat?

Less: Not sure i understand the question, but the only way to keep from accumulating fat on your abdominal wall is by eating healthier smaller portions. ...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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Are there exercises which strengthens the abdominal wall and which can help against developing a hernia in first place?

Are there exercises which strengthens the abdominal wall and which can help against developing a hernia in first place?

No: Many people with strong abdominal muscles get hernias, and many people with weaker muscles don't have hernias. There is most likely a genetic predisposition to hernia formation based on the types of connective tissue that any given individual has. Keep exercising though, its great for lots of other things! ...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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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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