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diasti recti repair NHS

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babynelly2010 Tue 04-Mar-14 13:21:40


I got discharged to my gp from physio today saying that my diasti recti is not closing and I opted for surgery.
I asked the lady if the procedure was tummy tuck and she said yes and loose skin can be taken out too! I thought it was very hard to get a tuck with NHS but she seemed very optimistic... ANyone had this done with NHS

bunjies Tue 04-Mar-14 13:25:19

You are very lucky. I have been told that there is no way I would be considered for surgery. How wide is your diastasis?

babynelly2010 Tue 04-Mar-14 14:30:04

Mine is 3.5-4 fingers. How wide is yours?

babynelly2010 Tue 04-Mar-14 14:42:14

To be honest at 8 week post birth my go even said that if it does not close in a year they will refer me she was not even going to do Physio with me, it was the hospital where I had the baby that sent a letter right after birth because I had bad pains. I think if yours looks bad enough I would go back to gp or a different one because u can have problems in future with hernias and do on. 2 fingers is normal they say.

babynelly2010 Tue 04-Mar-14 14:43:21

Sorry for typos. On the phone smile

babynelly2010 Tue 04-Mar-14 14:47:22

Sorry for typos. On the phone smile
I guess I didn't realize they will do tummy tuck I thought the just do key hole op for muscles only.

bunjies Tue 04-Mar-14 16:13:54

Mine is 6.5cms. It was both the GP & the hospital consultant who told me. It is causing me problems with my lower back but as I don't have a hernia they won't do anything. I have asked to be referred to a physiotherapist who specialises in this to see if it can be rectified through exercise.

babynelly2010 Tue 04-Mar-14 18:21:33

i think physiotherapy is just a step in the process if that does not work they will probably refer you to surgery I am sure but didn't think it would be tummy tuck and I thought the loose skin will not be fixed, my physio lady seem to think otherwise... may be my nhs trust has more funding than usual but i doubt it....

IndigoBarbie Tue 04-Mar-14 21:47:15

Hiya, I had a really big massive diastasis recti (oops sorry typos) and I followed the julie tupler method - google for her youtube video, it's something that really helped to close my gap. My gap was around 9 fingers wide, and my lower back and all muscles were wrecked also due to section.
Please please google Julie Tupler and do not be discouraged. My physio had me laying on my back trying to do half sit ups - butJulie warns against this as it weakens the tummy. Her exercises are done in a seated position, and really seriously helped me when after a year of physio nothing else was.....strengthened my back and brought my muscles back in again.
My gap is down to one finger, but Julie's method says she can get you to close it. I think after a while I stopped doing as many reps a day and I got lazy. Don't get lazy.......

IndigoBarbie Tue 04-Mar-14 21:48:31

Also, don't do any straight sit up movement, even getting out of bed. Always roll onto your side:

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