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Dr. Barry Rosen Dr. Rosen
Surgery
30 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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What some effective treatments for diastasis recti?

What some effective treatments for diastasis recti?

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.

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Dr. Peter Ihle Dr. Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery
50 years in practice
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
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If exercise will not correct diastasis recti in men...what exercises can men do to get stronger stomach muscles. That won't make the diastasis worse?

If exercise will not correct diastasis recti in men...what exercises can men do to get stronger stomach muscles. That won't make the diastasis worse?

If the diastasis is-: -something U were born with, U can exercise all U want. I have 1 & do all I want for abdominal muscles. If it's an incisional Dias. U need 2 speak with the surgeon as he/she knows Ur case & can make recommendations.

Dr. Clarene Cress Dr. Cress
Pediatrics
years in practice
The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
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I'm a 22 year old man. I noticed to have a small diastasis recti. But I'm wondering if it is a problem to do fitness or power training exercises?

I'm a 22 year old man. I noticed to have a small diastasis recti. But I'm wondering if it is a problem to do fitness or power training exercises?

Depends on kind of: Exercises that you do. Repeated crunches and heavy lifting are likely to increase the diastasis, but core training like push ups and planks and overall cardio conditioning should be helpful. Many women get diastasis after pregnancy, and this site may be helpful: https://breakingmuscle. Com/fitness/12-weeks-of-workouts-to-rebuild-after-diastasis-recti

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Dr. Rick Pospisil Dr. Pospisil
Orthopedic Surgery
years in practice
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How to know if I still have diastasis recti?

Dis stasis recti: You should be examined. U may need an ulrasound

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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What is the definition or description of: diastasis recti?

What is the definition or description of: diastasis recti?

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.

Dr. Steven Brown Dr. Brown
Surgery - Hand Surgery
35 years in practice
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Why does the abdomen feel hard after the repair of diastasis recti with mesh?

Why does the abdomen feel hard after the repair of diastasis recti with mesh?

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.

Dr. Tariq Niazi Dr. Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery
39 years in practice
University of Peshawar, Khyber Medical College
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Why does my abdomen feel hard when standing after repair of diastasis recti with mesh?

Why does my abdomen feel hard when standing after repair of diastasis recti with mesh?

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.

Dr. Addagada Rao Dr. Rao
Surgery
52 years in practice
Andhra University, Guntur Medical College
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How much can I expect to pay for a diastasis recti repair if my insurance is covering my hernia (s) repair?

How much can I expect to pay for a diastasis recti repair if my insurance is covering my hernia (s) repair?

First make sure: You need surgery for diastasis of rectus muscle, fees for procedure and amount insurance company allows is variable from location to location insurance policy to policy. Speak to your family doctor will help you by referring to right surgeon, then find out.

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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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?

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.

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Dr. Jeffrey Oppenheimer Dr. Oppenheimer
Neurosurgery
33 years in practice
Georgetown University School of Medicine
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Dr. Francisco Agullo Dr. Agullo
Surgery - Plastics
16 years in practice
University of Anahuac School of Medicine
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Can diastasis recti cause problems?

Can diastasis recti cause problems?

Not usually: Almost all women have diastasis recti after pregnancy or changes in weight. It causes a visible bulge in the lower and/or upper abdomen. It usually is asymptomatic otherwise.

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Dr. Thomas Deberardino Dr. Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery
28 years in practice
New York Medical College
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Is having diastasis recti dangerous?

Is having diastasis recti dangerous?

Not usually...but: Diastasis Recti can cause lower back pain, constipation, and urologic issues. In extreme cases, the tissue may tear, and organs may poke out of the opening resulting in a hernia.

Dr. Karen Johnston-Jones Dr. Johnston-Jones
Orthopedic Surgery
30 years in practice
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
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Do sahrmann exercises heal diastasis recti?

Do sahrmann exercises heal diastasis recti?

Partially: Sahrmann exercises can help build abdominal strength (especially in abs below the belly bottom), and have been shown to partially correct the distasis recti that is caused by pregnancy, but they typically do not completely correct it. Women that have significant stretching/separation of the abdominal fascia post pregnancy usu. Require abdominoplasty to completely correct.

Dr. John Michalski Dr. Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery
32 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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Does diastasis recti cause injury in athletes?

Does diastasis recti cause injury in athletes?

Diastasis recti: It doesn't directly cause injury. It just means separation of the rectus musculature.

Dr. Peter Ihle Dr. Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery
50 years in practice
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
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Why does my diastasis recti cause me intense pain?

Why does my diastasis recti cause me intense pain?

The diastasis means: That the muscles and fascia that hold in Ur abdominal organs has failed & any valsalva maneuver will stress the remaining thin fascia & the peritoneal lining is stretched, & the peritoneum is very sensitive 2 stretch & resultant pressure. Lifting, sneezing, coughing can all cause symptoms. If interfering with Ur ADLS & quality of life, have it repaired.

Dr. Peter Ihle Dr. Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery
50 years in practice
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
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Why does my diastasis recti give me such intense pain?

Because the muscle.: ...has separated leaving only some stretched fascia and the peritoneal lining holding Ur bowl in place. Any valsalva maneuver, in lifting or being upright makes the bowel want 2 leave Ur abdomen & this thin layer is stretched which is painful. U can get it fixed or wear an abdominal binder.

Dr. Barry Rosen Dr. Rosen
Surgery
30 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Is diastasis recti a common injury among athletes and if so will it eventually inhibit there performance and resistance training?

Is diastasis recti a common injury among athletes and if so will it eventually inhibit there performance and resistance training?

No/Unlikely: Normally, the paired rectus abdominus ("6-pack") muscles are fused together in the midline. Separation of these muscles, diastasis, is common w/premature infants & following increased abdominal girth (pregnancy, obesity). This is not typically found in athletes nor should it affect function. This should be distinguished from a hernia, which is an actual hole in the abdominal wall.

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Dr. Mark Dickson Dr. Dickson
Surgery
19 years in practice
Texas Tech University School of Medicine
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Does diastasis recti cause pain after eating?

Does diastasis recti cause pain after eating?

No: However, gallbladder disease can cause pain after eating.

Dr. Peter Ihle Dr. Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery
50 years in practice
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
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What can I do about a soft belly and diastasis recti?

What can I do about a soft belly and diastasis recti?

Painless diastasis-: -needs no Rx. Core strength can help the belly. I have a diastasis, not from an incision or injury. Just have it. I am 72 & have no problem @ they gym 3 days a wk for core, cardio, & strenght, 1 on 1 with an AT-C who really pushes me. I don't think that U will look like this, but go for it!

Dr. Jane Van Dis Dr. Van Dis
Obstetrics & Gynecology
14 years in practice
Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota
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I managed to rectify diastasis recti with exercise after my 1st 2 pregnancies but 1 year on after my 3rd I still look 3mths pregnant. What can I do?

I managed to rectify diastasis recti with exercise after my 1st 2 pregnancies but 1 year on after my 3rd I still look 3mths pregnant. What can I do?

Surgery: The only way to correct that is with a very simple surgery that helps to bring the 2 sides of your linea alba together. Very common for some women to have this problem, mostly to do with genetics, not amount of exercise or hard work a woman puts into stomach crunches or exercise. If you need it, you need it. Sometimes that rectus fasica can separate by 5-6".

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