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Doctor insights on: Rectus Muscle Diastasis

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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. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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I'm having pain and recently dx. With diastasis rectus. They say no surgery...How can I help with pain?

I'm having pain and recently dx. With diastasis rectus. They say no surgery...How can I help with pain?

Limit Activity: Diastasis rectii is a condition where the "6-pack" muscles of the abdominal wall no longer are attached to one another in the midline, leading to them bowing out when contracting them (it looks like a tent when you raise your head up when laying down). This is common after childbirth or with significant weight gain. This rarely causes pain, though; you may want to seek a second opinion. ...Read more

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I'm having pain and recently dx. With diastasis rectus. They say no surgery...How can I help with pain?

I'm having pain and recently dx. With diastasis rectus. They say no surgery...How can I help with pain?

Not the diastasis: Diastasis recti almost never causes pain, which is a very nonspecific symptom. In other words, pain has many causes, and diastasis recti is not on the list. Surgery for this problem can help he bulge if that is important, but is unlikely to relieve pain. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Diastasis rectus from pregnancy (10 months p.partum) is it worth spending time on planking and other core exercises? Will they help with core at all?

Diastasis rectus from pregnancy (10 months p.partum) is it worth spending time on planking and other core exercises?  Will they help with core at all?

Exercise may help: Abdominal and core exercises may help to strenghten the abdominal muscles and as a result may improve diastasis recti. This is not an hernia as there is no defect in the rectus fascia, hence there is no risk of bowel herniation or strangulation. If it persists despite exercises and interferes with your daily activities then you may consider surgical plication of the rectus muscles to each other. ...Read more

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What do the following symptoms mean: ventral hernia, a tumor and a rectus diastasis?

What do the following symptoms mean: ventral hernia, a tumor and a rectus diastasis?

Alphabet Soup: Ventral hernia: a bulge in the abdominal wall; most common site is the umbilicus. Diastasis rectii: separation of the normally-fused "6-pack" rectus muscles; it may look like a hernia but the fascia that covers the muscle is intact; tumor: is simply a growth; it can be benign or malignant (cancer). Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have a desmoid tumor in my adbominal wall by the rectus muscle should I remove it?

I have a desmoid tumor in my adbominal wall by the rectus muscle should I remove it?

Your Doc advice??: The doctor who diagnosed you to have desmoid tumnor must have given you some advice! What did he ask you to do???. Please tell us the full story, then we can guide you further. Desmoid Tumor is a low grade cancer, so removal of the tumor is the best choice to be able to control it.. ...Read more

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What can I do about the pain from an endometrial implant? It is located in the outter muscle (rectus sheath) in the lrq.

What can I do about the pain from an endometrial implant?  It is located in the outter muscle (rectus sheath) in the lrq.

Hormonal suppression: Continuous use of birth control pills can cause regression of endometrial implants; Lupron is extremely effective in shrinking /causing regression of endometrial implants, as is the Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot. Surgery would be an option if the lesion is easily identifiable, but without hormonal suppression, endometriosis can recur since hormone production stimulates it's production. ...Read more

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Fundus of Ureter is anteriorly oriented abutting the rectus abdominous muscle and is overlying the dome of the urinary bladder. What does this mean?

Fundus of Ureter is anteriorly oriented abutting the rectus abdominous muscle and is overlying the dome of the urinary bladder.  What does this mean?

Normal...: Radiologist just describes the identifiable anatomical orientation of organs on imaging studies; In yours, that is with their normal variation. More? Ask your doctor timely at next visit to her/ him. ...Read more