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Doctor insights on: Surgery To Repair Separated Abdominal Muscles

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Which muscle group opposes the abdominal muscles?

Which muscle group opposes the abdominal muscles?

Back muscles: Back muscles support spine from behind, abdominals support the body from the front. ...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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If someone had a muscle disorder, could it make the abdominal muscles weak enough to have hernias and tears?

Acquired, congenital: Hernias are from acquired conditions or congenital meaning you were born with it. Muscle disorders are rare while hernias are common. See a doctor first to determine if a hernia is really present and not just weakness of the muscle. A muscle weakness can be strengthened by exercise. A hernia can be fixed by surgery. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How long do abdominal muscles cut during surgery take to heal?

How long do abdominal muscles cut during surgery take to heal?

Natural Healing: The good news is that area has fantastic blood supply and so healing will occur rapidly. Inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling) is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. Dressings and ointments are of no value there. Avoid further trauma to the area and let nature take it's course. ...Read more

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What can be done to reduce my protruding abdomen? Checked with plastic surgeon for possible liposuction.....He said it is not fat but, I believe he said, herniated abdominal muscles. Said surgery would involve a tightening of these muscles with a proced

What can be done to reduce my protruding abdomen? Checked with plastic surgeon for possible liposuction.....He said it is not fat but, I believe he said, herniated abdominal muscles. Said surgery would involve a tightening of these muscles with a proced

Mommy Makeover Magic: Pregnancy stretches the fibrous components of the abdominal wall. This can't be improved with exercise! Sit-ups strengthen the muscles but there is nothing wrong with the muscles! If indeed this is due to pregnancies, a tummy tuck will do three things for you:
1. Remove excess fat.
2. Remove excess skin.
3. Most importantly, tighten the central part of the abdominal wall. Best, kc. ...Read more

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Is abdominal muscle repair surgery same thing as a tummy tuck? Can a general surgeon do a tummy tuck?

Is abdominal muscle repair surgery same thing as a tummy tuck? Can a general surgeon do a tummy tuck?

MR with TT by GS??: Interesting question! A Full Tummy Tuck (TT) usually has correction of the diastasis recti separation (MR). But it is NOT aways done. This is a question each patient needs to ask/discuss with their PLASTIC SURGEON before doing the operation. It is called In formed Consent. The next issue of a General Surgeon preforming a TT is not whether the GS is able but one of liability. If something went - ...Read more

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I been exercise abs for 2 days and my muscles abdomen painful it is normal?

Yes: Yes, thus the expression "no pain, no gain". Lactic acid us commonly produced in anaerobic conditioning and can cause muscles to burn after a workout. As your muscles become more conditioned, they operate more efficiently and this will then usually occur less. ...Read more

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I had laparoscopy surgery unblocking fallopian tubes 3 months ago. Can I use abdominal abs exercise machine now?

I had laparoscopy surgery unblocking fallopian tubes 3 months ago. Can I use abdominal abs exercise machine now?

Yes: Laparoscopic Surgery has many benefits over the open techniques. In addition to less post operative pain, laparoscopic surgery causes much less trauma to the body. Open techniques lead to the release of inflammatory mediators which impair healing. Even considering the variations in laparoscopic techniques, in the absence of complications, three months is more than sufficient time for the healing. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have separated abdominal muscles? I had back to back pregnancies.

How do I know if I have separated abdominal muscles? I had back to back pregnancies.

Here's some info: Umbilical hernias
http://www. Patient. Co.uk/doctor/abdominal-wall-hernias

http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/189563-overview

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My abdominal muscles separated with my last pregnancy and even while not pg I looked pg. How is this fixed and can it cause problems with future preg?

My abdominal muscles separated with my last pregnancy and even while not pg I looked pg. How is this fixed and can it cause problems with future preg?

Diastasis recti: This is called diastasis recti. The two bellies or the rectus muscle separate creating a space. A plastic surgeon or some general surgeons can fix this for you. In most cases it is best to hold off on repair until you are finished having children so that it does not recur. Having it does not increase risk on future pregnancies. ...Read more

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I have had incisional abdominal hernia repair on 1st September, can I exceed use my abdominal muscles in the future?

I have had incisional abdominal hernia repair on 1st September, can I exceed use my abdominal muscles in the future?

Risk of recurrence: After repair of abdominal hernias, can do all normal activities and moderate exercises but not heavy ones to built ' six pack ' abdominal wall as there is always a risk of recurrence, speak to your surgeon will tell you what 'not to do' ...Read more

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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

NO: This is a congenital abnormality not related to puborectalis spasm. See neurologist for the latter. You'll be wasting time and money on plastic surgery ...Read more

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Can a mini tummy tuck help me have smoother stomach, tighter skin? I have loose skin and separated abdominal muscles from two pregnancies. I am really embarrassed by the way they look. Can a mini tummy tuck help me get a smoother stomach back?

Maybe?: Generally, the mini tummy tuck is anĀ  operation thatĀ  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, after pregnancy and/or weight gain/loss. Seek consultation with well experienced board-certified plastic surgeons for more precise advice. ...Read more

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Abdominal post muscle pain on the Rt with a Diaphragmatic plication. Surgery was 28 months ago. Xray, MRI show nothing. Had a Cholecystectomy.

Abdominal post muscle pain on the Rt with a Diaphragmatic plication. Surgery was 28 months ago. Xray, MRI show nothing. Had a Cholecystectomy.

Pain management: At 28 months post op with normal scans pain is probably from scar tissue build up or from nerves cur during the procedure. See pain management specialist to help you manage the pain. ...Read more

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Do abdominal muscles expand if you're bedridden?

Do abdominal muscles expand if you're bedridden?

Bedrest: Deconditioning will lessen abdominal tone and allow more physical bulging of the abdomen. They do not truly expand in this condition. ...Read more

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What would be a way to get strong lower abdominal muscles?

What would be a way to get strong lower abdominal muscles?

Spot training: Different abdominal exercises will focus some on different parts of the abdomen but best just to do a complete abdominal work out which will hit all areas. One of my favorites is the p90x ab ripper, only takes about 15 min and I try to do this 3 days per week. Great workout. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how could I effectively strengthen my abdominal muscles?

Can you tell me how could I effectively strengthen my abdominal muscles?

Resistance training: There are a variety of exercises that will do this better than endless situps or crunches. I'm especially fond of cable crunches. Three sets of 10 reps each of the maximum weight you can handle. Ab muscles you can do daily. ...Read more

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How can you tighten lower abdominal muscles?

How can you tighten lower abdominal muscles?

Exercise: A strong abdominal program and core exercises will build lower abdominal strength and "muscles." I would suggest working with a personal trainer but specifically those exercises that bring the legs up while keeping the pelvis stable will work on the lower abs (ie seated leg raises or alternating leg raises.). ...Read more

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What is the recommended way to tone my abdominal muscles?

Crunches etc: Crunches are good for this. There are variations on this, and some health clubs & gyms have equipment (machines) that can help with this goal. Consider seeing a physical therapist or a trainer, especially if you are not used to this type of exercise. ...Read more

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How can I rebuild my abdominal muscles after a splenectomy?

Exercise: Usually after you have healed, gradual return to full activities and exercises will usually improve your abdominal muscles. Walking, bicycling or swimming are good to start. Once your doctor approves, regular abdominal exercises and time will usually result in full return to normal. ...Read more

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What to do if my abdominal muscles hurt from using bathroom?

Hard to say: It is hard to say, consider being seen. Of you are saying that you are straining when you go to the bathroom and that is why your muscles hurt, then consider using a stool softener or a laxative. Thank you. ...Read more

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How can I strengthen my abdominal muscles if I can't do crunches?

Great question: You can do other exercises which can strengthen your abs, there is a jennifer anniston ab exercise video on you tube, which is a great indirect way to strengthen your ab. ...Read more

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What to use at the gym when trying to get better lower abdominal muscles?

Tried scissors?: Workouts that incorporate hip flexion, such as leg lifts, scissors, pulse-ups work the lower abs. Don't forget about your obliques which contribute to your 'v' as well. ...Read more