Diastisis recti or hernia? (photo)

I've had two kids back to back, and am currently at 15 months post partum. My belly isn't very nice looking anymore. I have a weird bulge that appears when I tighten my stomach muscles or when I sit up from a laying position. My chiropractor didn't feel a diastisis recti, but said it might be a hernia. I have an appointment set up with a PT on Monday to look at it, and with a surgeon on Dec 1. I'm including a picture- please let me know what you think.

Doctor Answers 1

Hernia vs Diastasis Recti

it's important to differentiate a hernia from a Diastais Recti. That said, I prefer to repair any diastasis recti At the same time as a concomitant hernia as I believe it improves the outcome of the hernia repair too. 

If you have a lot of extra loose skin, - tummy tuck by your plastic surgeon may help fix all of that. Otherwise, if not too much loose skin, I choose robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery with hernia and tummy tuck done at the same time. Short recovery. Three little scars. 


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