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Rectus Abdominus Problem
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
I have a "moderate" and "small" tear of the rectus abdominis adductor (left and right side respectively). Is surgery essential or the only option?
Probably: Elective unless causing undue pain or other special problem. ...Read more
I have a bulge to the right of my rectus abdominis, which recently appeared. Its not visible but can be felt as i'm lean. Its very mild pain/annoyance?
Bulge: I would get this evaluated. The first thing that comes to mind is that you might have a hernia which is a weakening along that abdominal wall. Sometimes these can get extremely painful and can be a surgical emergency. ( in which case go to the er). To avoid that, i would see your doctor and they might have you see a doctor in the office. Hope that helps. ...Read more
I had 2 "vertical" c-sections 39 & 40 yrs ago. Now i'm told I have a large hernia in my rectus abdominis: surgery to repair? Recovery time?
Yes: Surgery is required to repair any hernia. This can be done by opening your previous incision or laparoscopically. Recovery time varies depending on size of the hernia, technique of repair, and individual patient recovery process. I would plan on at least one night in hospital for bigger hernias and anywhere from 2-6 weeks of limited activity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes..: An abdominal wall injury and strain of its muscles can mimic symptoms of stomach ulcer. However, ulcer pain is accompanied by other symptoms like nausea, vomiting, abdominal bloating, worsening after meals, black stools, among others. Muscle pain usually persists all day and worsens with certain movements. Get evaluated with dr. in order to get formal exam and final diagnosis. ...Read more
Hello.I have a groin strain ,where Rectus Abdominus attaches to Pubis Symphsis,It is swollen and tender.Could I have caused myself an inguinal hernia?
Can a separation of the rectus abdominis muscle be repaired with a mini tummy tuck? During my pregnancy, i developed a split in my abdominal muscle. My son is 13 months old now, and the separation hasn't healed. I know it can be fixed during an abdominopl
Full Tummy Tuck: In my opinion, the mini tummy tuck is an operation that produces very limited results and is very rarely indicated. It involves a shorter incision but does not address the majority of the abdominal wall issues present for most patients who present consultation. For example, the area of skin excised is quite small and the abdominal wall muscle separation is only partially “repaired”. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers