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Robeena Mon 20-Jul-09 10:13:39

Okay I need some advice here - I am 5ft 3 (maybe 4 in my dreams) - the doctor officially weighed me three weeks ago when I went to the doctors to discuss contraception and he said I was 'officially 1.5 stone overweight' now I did have my 3rd baby 8 months ago and feel I am getting there SLOWLY.

I have started doing situps in the mornings (I can only manage 60 aiming for 100) using a sit up bench.

This morning I noticed that just before I do a sit up this muscle in my tummy pops up right in the middle of my stomach - is this normal???

Can you do sit ups wrong? Will it go away?

Rumpel Mon 20-Jul-09 14:14:52

When you say tummy wher do you mean? Do you mean above/below/left/right of your belly button, dead centre or what. How far does it pop out and are you sure it is a muscle? Have you any other symptoms? I ask because it may be an abdominal hernia - they 'pop' out. But of course it could be that you have xcellent muscle definition now smile

Robeena Tue 21-Jul-09 08:36:44

Okay basically when I look down between my boobs just above my belly button this mound pops up.

Would like to think it is a muscle or the makings of a six pack - but I don't think it is - and I don't know about Hernia as it doesn't hurt.

Rumpel Tue 21-Jul-09 10:20:38

Hmm sounds like a hernia to me - you need to go see your GP pronto. As your ab muscles separate when pg you may have pushed too hard and now have a hernia. Don't worry is easily fixed - just a bit of your gut poking thought the muscle walls smile very common and no need to worry at all. let me know how you get on.x

Rumpel Wed 22-Jul-09 22:06:36

Any news Robeena?

justcantstop Wed 22-Jul-09 22:58:42

Hope you are ok and get it checked out.

Robeena Fri 24-Jul-09 13:35:30

Thanks for asking - finally got to see doctor who told me it wasn't a hernia.

So god knows what it is.

Rumpel Fri 24-Jul-09 17:11:13

So did they not give you a clue as to what it might be then? Sounds very odd!

Robeena Fri 24-Jul-09 18:05:03

No - He didn't tell me what it could be just that it wasn't a hernia.

Basically as I had a c-section so no strain and pushing was involved he does not think it can be a hernia and be related to pregnancy labour.

Rumpel Sat 25-Jul-09 16:45:54

Well my friend didn't get one in labour but whilst she was pregnant. Her belly button went really dark and protruded about 1.5 inches - it was a hernia. If he didn't know what it was I'd go back and get a second opinion of someone else!

Robeena Sun 26-Jul-09 10:50:21

Okay I am going to phone first thing tomorrow morning and see if I can see a different doctor.

Now I am worried.

Rumpel Sun 26-Jul-09 19:16:18

Don't be worried I just think if they don't know then they should at least give you an idea or refer you to someone who might! I am sure it is nothing serious but wouldn't you like to give it a name! LOL smile
hey DRs are human and can't know everything but they should put your mind at rest or find someone who can.

Let me know how you get on.

Rumpel Thu 30-Jul-09 21:29:19

Any news?

Robeena Fri 31-Jul-09 21:11:47

Ha ha. It was a muscle - I had to do sit up on the table to show him....I think my situps are working.

Rumpel Sat 01-Aug-09 15:54:44

OMG you must have a right 6 pack there girl! shock Thank goodness it wasn't anything else.

Robeena Wed 12-Aug-09 13:34:30

Oh S**T WTF!!

Okay I think Rumpel you were on to something and my doctors are idiots!!!

To cut a long story short I took up running 3 weeks ago to help with the weight loss and on Monday damaged my knee (nothing serious it's because I am flat footed that my knee swelled up) any way I saw a physio about my knee today and when I sat up on the examining table he saw my stomach and he told me that it looked like I had Diastasis Recti.

Yurtgirl Wed 12-Aug-09 13:42:35

shock Robeena - I have no idea what Diastasis Recti is but it doesnt sound nice

You did everything correctly re getting advice - and the advice you were given was terrible

I hope you get it sorted soon
And make some sort of complaint to your GPs who obviously didnt look at you properly!

Robeena Thu 13-Aug-09 09:42:32

It's actually not that bad it is abdominal separation due to pregnancy and I was doing the wrong sort of sit-ups as I was over straining that was why that thing on my stomach kept popping up. So I am due to see a doctor next week to ensure I haven't done any damage to myself.

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