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

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Dr. David Earle
Surgery
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In brief: 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!

In brief: 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!
Dr. David Earle
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Dr. Andres Katz
Surgery - Vascular
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Maybe

Diastase rectii is a weakness of the midline fascia between rectus muscle .
Surgical correction is possible but requires a component separation (major surgery). Strangulation does not occur with diastasis. At your age you might consider observation.

In brief: Maybe

Diastase rectii is a weakness of the midline fascia between rectus muscle .
Surgical correction is possible but requires a component separation (major surgery). Strangulation does not occur with diastasis. At your age you might consider observation.
Dr. Andres Katz
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Dr. Joan Sy
Family Medicine
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In brief: ?Diagnosis

Unless recently torn, weakness in the abdominal wall is seldom painful.
I recommend you seek another opinion to make sure that is the true source, but in the meantime if the pain feels as though it is muscular and truly within the muscle portion of your abdomen, then warm compress for 30minutes, 1hour off, possibly anti-inflammatories such as aleve/advil and can use tylenol (acetaminophen) 2hours later if needed.

In brief: ?Diagnosis

Unless recently torn, weakness in the abdominal wall is seldom painful.
I recommend you seek another opinion to make sure that is the true source, but in the meantime if the pain feels as though it is muscular and truly within the muscle portion of your abdomen, then warm compress for 30minutes, 1hour off, possibly anti-inflammatories such as aleve/advil and can use tylenol (acetaminophen) 2hours later if needed.
Dr. Joan Sy
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