Hi! I had umbilical hernia and diastasis repair 2 months ago. Today my 5 year old son kicked me where my incision is. I have had strange burning and pulling sensations since. I am swollen as usual and still have some of my usual pain but I am worried that my repair may have been damaged. There are no lumps or obvious protrusions that I can see. Do you think that things are ok and that some of my muscles were just stretched or pulled? Would it be obvious if there is a torn suture? Thank you!
Injury After Hernia / Diastasis Repair?
Doctor Answers 3
Hard to tell if diastasis repair is intact
There is no way to tell by your description whether or not the repair has been disrupted. It is not very likely at 2 months after surgery, but not impossible and only time will tell. Diagnostic tests, such as a CT scan or an MRI, are of limited value. The presence or lack of muscle bulging wil answer the question.
There is little, if anything, that can or should be done at this point. See your surgeon if you remain concerned or if swelling and pain persist. Good luck.