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Diastasis Recti Pregnancy
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?
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
I was told about 7 moths ago that I have diastasis recti from my first pregnancy (almost 4 years ago). Could this be causing me to be showing earlier with my second pregnancy? I already look like I am much further along then I am and people are already
Heartbeat in stomach-sitting or lying down, diastasis recti also. Felt with weight range of 125 (current weight) to 150 after pregnancy. 5'8". Normal?
Your aorta: is very close to the surface especially with diastasis. So yes, given that condition, it's very normal. ...Read more
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". ...Read more
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! ...Read more
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 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
How much can I expect to pay for a diastasis recti repair if my insurance is covering my hernia(s) repair?
Im 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. ...Read moreSee 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?
Less is more: Diastasis rectii is the separation of the normally-fused rectus abdominis ("6-pack") muscles. In my practice, i see this most commonly in women after childbirth or in barrel-chested men who have gained weight. Unfortunately, there is no non-surgical way to re-fuse the muscles; ironically, "core" exercises will only accentuate the split. The best thing to do is to keep your weight down. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 ...Read more
Not usually: Diastasis recti is a condition where the abdominal midline is widened between the two bellies of the rectus abdominis muscle. It is not a hernia but often confused with one. It shoudl not cause crampy pain in the upper abdomen, and this could be related to some other condition. ...Read more
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?
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