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Ihad umbilical hernia surgery last year. A few months ago swelling has appeared above navel. Doc said it was lack of muscle tone. Still concefned?

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Dr. David Earle
Surgery
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In brief: Diastasis

Sounds like it could be diastasis recti.
This is when the connection between the rectus muscles (six pack) thins and spreads out. This looks like a long bulge in the middle between the umbilicus and breast bone only when you are doing a sit up, or participating in a limbo contest. It's not dangerous, & rarely if ever causes symptoms. Could also be a recurrent hernia - see your surgeon to find out.

In brief: Diastasis

Sounds like it could be diastasis recti.
This is when the connection between the rectus muscles (six pack) thins and spreads out. This looks like a long bulge in the middle between the umbilicus and breast bone only when you are doing a sit up, or participating in a limbo contest. It's not dangerous, & rarely if ever causes symptoms. Could also be a recurrent hernia - see your surgeon to find out.
Dr. David Earle
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery

In brief: Need Hernia Check

It sounds like your doctor is describing diastasis rectii, a common condition where the normally-fused rectus ("6-pack") muscles separate; this may look like a hernia but is cosmetic only.
Alternatively, you may have developed a recurrent hernia. I suggest you return to see your hernia surgeon or seek out a second opinion--this is easily resolved by a careful hernia exam. Good luck!

In brief: Need Hernia Check

It sounds like your doctor is describing diastasis rectii, a common condition where the normally-fused rectus ("6-pack") muscles separate; this may look like a hernia but is cosmetic only.
Alternatively, you may have developed a recurrent hernia. I suggest you return to see your hernia surgeon or seek out a second opinion--this is easily resolved by a careful hernia exam. Good luck!
Dr. Barry Rosen
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