I have a tummy bulge on one side of my lower abdomen after my diep flap 9 months ago. It often tenses up like I'm having pregnancy contractions (not pregnant)My doctor confirmed it is not a hernia. Could it be possible to fix it without adding mesh? Is that recommended if I'm not in pain? Are crunches (ab exercises) ok to do?
Tummy Bulge 9 Months Post-Op DIEP Flap, Can I Fix Without Adding Mesh?
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If you have a bulge after DIEP flap, you may require mesh repair of the abdominal wall. Without examining you in person, it is impossible to give you specific advice.
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