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Rectus Abdominus Problem
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Physical exam: You should see you primary care provider to find out if it is a hernia or a simple separation of the "six pack" muscles without an actual hole, or hernia. The latter is called diastasis recti, and i'm sure you can find photos of this on the internet. Need an exam to find out for sure. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Can diastasis recti cause my severe pelvic floor/ abdominal muscle spasms? SERIOUSLY considering plastic surgery
I'm experiencing pain and pulsation just between latissimus dorsi and rectus abdominus. Please advise?
Pain and Pulsation: You must get your self examined immediately, especially if you have worked out too hard and there may be a tear in the muscle causing pain and making it easy to feel inside pulsations. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
What could be severe right abdomen pain 4 weeks after 5 abdominal hernia repair, diastasis repair and 2 meshes?
Call your surgeon: Depends on location of the hernia and technique of repair and mesh fixation. For some ventral hernias, it would not be uncommon to have muscle spasms and pain at 4 weeks after surgery, but only your surgeon can sort this out best. May want to ask him/her about adding muscle relaxant to pain meds. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
After abs exercises noted tightness above left inguinal ligament. This is progressive & muscle remains tight on breathing. No urinary/stool problems?
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 ...Read more
Complete full-thickness retear of infraspinatus 1.5 cm retracted after revision rotatr cuff repair. Other rotatr cuff tendons intact.Fixable and how?
Maybe: It could the the bloating is the cause of pain that it felt at the incision site, or is stretching the incision sight slightly and causing pain. Neither case should cause severe pain. If it is severe or progressive, or you think something is "not right", call your surgeon for an exam to check it out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer