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Diastasis Recti Hernia Symptoms
How much can I expect to pay for a diastasis recti repair if my insurance is covering my hernia (s) repair?
Different etiology: Diastsis recti is a spreading of the fascia between the two rectus abdominus muscles in the midline giving an abdominal weakness causing generalized bulging. Ventral hernia is a hernial sac with abdominal contents resulting from an abdominal wall defect causing an isolated discrete mass
I had a rather large hernia repair with mesh years ago and since then have developed a diastasis recti, will this cause me any problems?
Fix the hernia only: Diastasis recti is a thinning of the midline fascia between the "six pack" muscles, which results in a bulge developing in the upper abdomen with contraction of the abdomen. It is not a hernia, is not pathological, and, in my opinion, does not need to be "fixed." unfortunately, you can't exercise this away. Just maintain a healthy weight. Go ahead and get your hernia repaired. Good luck.
Can a general surgeon correct diastasis recti? Do you think he will also repair a small hernia I have even though it's not bothersome?
Possibly: A diastasis, or weakening of the muscle wall midline fascia, is not typically covered by insurance secondary to it being more of a cosmetic issue. A hernia on the other hand can be observed if small and reducible (easily pushed in). Diastasis recti is most commonly corrected in combination with a tummy tuck. A hernia should be repaired if encountered during a diastasis correction.See 2 more doctor answers
Been diagnosed with um. Hernia- but could it be diastasis recti? Constantly bloated/look pregnant but never have been. Healthy&Compete in fitness comp.
I developed a severe case of diastasis recti with my second pregnancy. Two more big babies and 30 yearslater, I now have a painful hernia. What should I do?
I'm a 55 yr. Old female with diastasis recti/with hernias, seen a surgeon 3 years ago, says I was too high risk for surgery. What else can I do? Hd/hbp/d2
Options: Since it has been 3 years since your last surgical evaluation, one option is to re-visit with your surgeon to see if things have changed or improved, or get another surgical opinion. Abdominal wall diastasis often does not respond to surgery unless extensive plastic surgery abdominal wall reconstruction and rectus muscle repositioning is used. Laparoscopic hernia surgery can be an option for some.
Alphabet Soup: Ventral hernia: a bulge in the abdominal wall; most common site is the umbilicus. Diastasis rectii: separation of the normally-fused "6-pack" rectus muscles; it may look like a hernia but the fascia that covers the muscle is intact; tumor: is simply a growth; it can be benign or malignant (cancer). Hope this helps.
I'm the 55 yr old female with the diastasis, and hernias. These hernias are in my stomach, sorry but not hiatal. That is how I found out about the diasts?
Hernia vs diastasis: The abdominal wall is built like a layer cake, with skin, fat, muscle and a tough lining called fascia. A hernia is a hole or weakness in the muscle and fascia. A diastasis is different. All the layers are ok, but the muscle doesn't come together in the middle. Most people don't need to have a diastasis repaired and they're not dangerous because there's no hole for things to get stuck in.
Three days ago I had laparoscopic hernia repair with repair to some slight diastasis. My swelling is very uneven on incison side. Lump flat lump is what my stomach looks like.
Post Op: You are 3 days post op and the swelling could very well be normal. As long as you are not having a fever, bleeding or the swelling is not worsening I would let things heal. Make sure you recheck with surgeon at your follow up visit.
Abdominal separation: Diastasis recti is a disorder that causes the rectus abdominis muscle to be separated instead of meeting together in the midline at the linea alba.
Avoid Beer Belly: Treatment needs to be geared to the cause: if due to weight gain, weight loss is "key"; following pregnancy, a "tummy tuck" (abdominoplasty) can restore the anatomy; if due to heavy lifting, try to avoid that. Most importantly, diastasis is predominantly a cosmetic problem that should not affect function.
Tighter: Repair of the diastasis tightens the abdominal wall and would lead to a flatter firmer stomach. Mesh allows for ingrowth of tissue which would give rise to firmer area.
That sounds normal -: To me. The mesh and scar tissue both would cause hardness/tightening of the abdo wall. In my opinion that was the aim of the procedure, to prevent the diastasis from recurring.
I'm 18 and possibly got a diastasis recti, can it be fixed with out surgery? And what is a cause? And can I still gym with it?
Fixed???: Diastasis Recti is just a descriptive term that can be applied to the configuration of your ab muscles. If they set further apart than "normal"they have diastasis- or a setting apart. If your abdominal wall is firm and there is no abdominal contents trying to push out (hernia) it is fine to leave it alone. Hernias need fixing, any other issue is cosmetic & both would require surgery to correct.See 2 more doctor answers
I have diastasis recti and I suspect it is the cause of my back pain. How can I determine that it is definitely the cause of my pain?
Block: Could have referred pain from this condition. A injection directed by imaging could both diagnose and treat this.
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