I had c sections in 1983 & 85. I was obese for a few years. 2011 had gastric bypass. 2008 I had hernia in my intestines and it perforated my bowel. It was repaired. 2011 they found 3 hernia all repaired with mesh. 11/11 I could not tolerate pain from mesh. surgeon removed mesh and replaced with cadaver. Now have nerve damage. Now 8mos later I saw another surgeon and he told me that my abmuscles are "pulling" my ab wall thin if not repaired I will having more hernia repairs. Is this Diastasis Recti?
What Cause Diastasis Recti if Not Pregnant?
Doctor Answers (1)
Diastasis Recti is stretching or relaxing of the fascia that holds the Rectus muscles together in the midline of your abdomen. Pregnancy, Weight gain/loss, and just bad luck can cause or lead to the separation. From your description, it sounds like you have a very complex abdominal issue (way beyond diastasis) with multiple surgeries, etc. Please make sure that you are seeing a board certified plastic surgeon and, preferably, one who is double board certified in general surgery to handle your complex case.
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