Diastasis Recti Affecting Organs

Diastasis" means separation. "Recti" refers to your ab muscles called the "Rectus Abdominis." When the ab muscles move aside like this, the uterus, bowels, and other organs. In addition, have only a thin band of connective tissue in front to hold them in place.

Can Diastasis Recti Cause Health Problems?

The connective tissue, called linea alba creates the possibility of a host of problems when blight happens. Moreover, without the supportive structure of the abdominal wall in place. Internal organs can also put pressure on the elastic linea alba. This potentially leads to issues like hernias.

Does Diastasis Recti Affect Your Bladder?

With diastasis recti affecting your organs, there's less abdominal support to hold your organs in place. Your bladder or uterus can slip down (prolapse). This wearing out of support increases your odds of experiencing a prolapse, especially when you strain your abdominals.

What Kind of Problems Can Diastasis Recti Cause?

A visible and notable separation of the rectus abdominis muscle is a common symptom. This can lead to pelvic-floor muscle disorder, resulting in urinary or bowel problems such as incontinence, leakage, and confine bowels. Low back, pelvic, or hip pain are also possible concerns.

Why is My Diastasis Recti Getting Worse?

Diastasis Recti healing requires a serial and gradual process. Skipping basic steps like breathing exercise and pelvic floor build up can worsen the condition, leading to a spreading gap.

What Does Diastasis Recti Pain Feel Like?

Typically, diastasis recti are oval-shape bulges between the breastbone and belly button and are not painful. The notable symptoms include struggles during workingout or core exercises due to abdominal wall weakness.


Understanding Diastasis Recti's impact on organs is crucial for effective care and prevention of related health issues. At IMAGO Aesthetic, we emphasize patient education and individualized care approaches to address this condition. Stay informed, and consult a healthcare professional for personalized advice and treatment options.

Common Questions Asked

Diastasis Recti is a condition where there is a separation between the left and right side of the rectus abdominis muscles, which commonly occurs during and following pregnancy.

This separation can cause a bulge in the belly area.

Yes, while it is most commonly associated with pregnant women, men can also develop Diastasis Recti, often due to improper exercise techniques, obesity, or other factors that put pressure on the abdominal area.

There are exercises designed to strengthen the core and pelvic floor which can improve the condition of Diastasis Recti. It is important to avoid exercises that strain the midline or cause the belly to bulge out during exertion.

If you notice a bulge in your abdomen or experience discomfort, consult a healthcare provider. They can assess the gap between the muscles and recommend a suitable treatment plan, which may include physical therapy or, in rare cases, surgery.