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Diastasis Recti Repair Surgery
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
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.
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.
Can diastasis recti cause my severe pelvic floor/ abdominal muscle spasms? SERIOUSLY considering plastic surgery
Can diastasis recti cause my severe pelvic floor/ abdominal muscle spasms? SERIOUSLY considering plastic surgery, already had ultrasound, CT and PT
Diastasis recti: Surgery may benefit your severe muscle spasms
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.
How much can I expect to pay for a diastasis recti repair if my insurance is covering my hernia (s) repair?
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?
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
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.
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.
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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