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The Doctors on here are not so knowledable in my opinion.
Jul 13, 2007

Any of the people on here, epsecially men who are experiencing what they first think is a hernia, is really Diastasis recti abdominis. It is rectus abdominus muscle separating in the midline at the linea alba producing a "ventral herniation". Most people who get this are Women who have been pregnant, or HIV+ Males with Lypodystrophy to the point their bellies have bloated and caused this. I googled types of hernias, which in turn also added not to be confused with Diastasis recti. I thought i had a hernia, but I realized after rading this and googling more, what it really was. it's painless, but it can cause pain if I bend over say..a fence. It may ot may not be reversible, depending on how bad and certain excercises.

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Thanks for posting your experience on this issue. KH



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