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When I stand up I can feel this long bump sticking out of my lower abdomen. I don't feel it laying down. Could a CT scan miss a small hernia?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
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In brief: Diastasis

This may not be a true hernia but instead may be a separation (diastasis) of the abdominal rectum muscle that is not apparent when you are supine.
It becomes noticeable when you tense the abdominal wall muscles. This is not a serious condition. Your physician can confirm the diagnosis after examining you and a CT scan is unnecessary.

In brief: Diastasis

This may not be a true hernia but instead may be a separation (diastasis) of the abdominal rectum muscle that is not apparent when you are supine.
It becomes noticeable when you tense the abdominal wall muscles. This is not a serious condition. Your physician can confirm the diagnosis after examining you and a CT scan is unnecessary.
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