Is diastasis recti supposed to be excruciatingly painful?
I'm a 49 year old male diagnosed with diastasis recti, the surgeon said I was born with the condition and said other than diet and exercise there was nothing that could be done for it, but it is so painful when I have these attacks it's almost unbearable. Sometimes I'll have a couple a week and sometimes maybe a couple a month. I have a bit of a belly but I'm not obese, I'm 5'8 and weigh about 185. Do I have to live with this pain or is there something that can be done to cure this problem?
Doctor Answers 1
You have something else going on here. You need to go to a gastroenterologist and have a full workup. Gall stones or pancreatitis may be the culpret or even a gastric ulcer. Ever woman who has had kids has disatasis recti but few have pain. If it comes down to a diagnosis of diastasis recti as the true cause of your pain, this can easily be repaired via an abdominoplasty or direct incision approach. You need a medical workup of the complete nature. My Best, Dr C
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