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Surgery To Repair Separated Abdominal Muscles
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
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
Sharp pain 4 inches directly below my belly button. It only hurts when I use my abdominal muscles. Don't remember doing anything to pull a muscle.
May need exam: Pain probably from strain and if it does not go away you need to be examined ...Read more
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
What's the best way to tone abdominal muscles after having 3 c sections and two laproscopic surgeries?
Core strengthening: A good trainer can show u.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
Do I have abdominal muscle strain or hernia? I had pain when I was workingout my abs and its been almost 3 weeks now. Pain is better but still there.
I am 2weeks tomorrow since I had hyteroscopy &laparoscopy surgery and my wounds already healing can I exercise using abdominal abs exercise machine?
Exercises: Too early for these exercises. Ask your surgeon when you can start exercise again. ...Read more
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
Will separated abdominal muscles give you a full/bloated feeling when laying on my left side? Or cause a fullness feeling? When should you fix it?
Here's some info:
http://www. Patient. Co.uk/doctor/abdominal-wall-hernias
http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/189563-overview
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
Talk to your surgeon:
He/she'll take care of it for you.
Good luck. ...Read more
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
Can woman get a hernia after abdominal surgery? I am having pain on left side of incision, feels like pulled muscle. (surgery was lap band removal)
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
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 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, after pregnancy and/or weight gain/loss. Seek consultation with well experienced board-certified plastic surgeons for more precise advice. ...Read more
Abdominal post muscle pain on the Rt with a Diaphragmatic plication. Surgery was 28 months ago. Xray, MRI show nothing. Had a Cholecystectomy.
Can diastasis recti cause my severe pelvic floor/ abdominal muscle spasms? SERIOUSLY considering plastic surgery, already had ultrasound, CT and PT
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
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
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
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
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
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