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Suggest remedies for a bulge in the upper abdomen below the sternum

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Dr. Iven Romic Rommstein

General Surgeon

Practicing since :2008

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Posted on Thu, 4 Aug 2016 in Digestion and Bowels
Question: Hi: I have a bulge at my upper abdomen just below my sternum, protrudes when I do a sit up,
can that be repaired?

Answered by Dr. Iven Romic Rommstein 5 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Possible hernia

Detailed Answer:
Hi and welcome.
It sounds to me like possible ventral hernia or diastasis recti. These both are protrusion of intrabdominal content through abdominal wall. This is not serious and can be repaired surgically so you should consult abdominal surgeon about this.

Wish you good health.

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