Diastasis recti

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What is diastasis recti?

Diastasis recti is the stretching and separation from the left and right side of the rectus abdominis muscle. It can be apparent with straining and may disappear when the abdominal muscles are relaxed. This condition typically occurs in the newborns, pregnant and postpartum women.

Common symptoms reported by people with diastasis recti

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with diastasis recti

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol with Codeine #3)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lodine)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Naprosyn)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)

Data from patients with diastasis recti, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with diastasis recti

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol with Codeine #3)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
chronic constipation
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lodine)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Naprosyn)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
nausea
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with diastasis recti, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has diastasis recti on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 1
30s 3
40s 8
50s 3
60s 1
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 2
30-39 years 2
40-49 years 2
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 2
Female 14

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 5
Not Diagnosed 4

These charts show data from diastasis recti patients who have completed their condition history
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