Is this due to my diastasis recti, this weird gap I have above my belly button? (Photo)
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Is this due to my diastasis recti the weird gap I have above my bellybutton?
Tummy tuck and diastasis
Is this due to my diastasis recti, this weird gap I have above my belly button?
Kenneth Hughes, MD
Los Angeles, CA
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Abdominal wall laxity
It appears that you have some looseness of the abdominal wall. This can be from diastasis, hernia, or global laxity. Regardless of which one it is, exercise will not correct the problem. Repair can be in the form of hernia repair, abdominal wall tightening alone, or a full tummy tuck with muscle repair.
All the best,
Dr. Remus Repta
Weird gap due to diastasis
A diastasis shouldn't cause the symptoms you have. Your photo suggests you have a hernia, maybe around your C-section scar. Ask your regular doctor to refer you to a really good Board Certified Plastic Surgeon or General Surgeon to examined. And don't delay too long - hernias can be serious.
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