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.
Response from Dr. Henry
Thanks for posting your experience on this issue. KH
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