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I have bulge around my center midsection area that appears

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I have bulge around my center midsection area that appears to be getting larger and is sometimes painful.
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr.Anil replied 8 months ago.

Hello and thanks for trusting me to help you. I am a board certified consultant with over 30 years of experience.

Please provide more information regarding your question so I can help you in detail.

What is your age and gender?

Any history of previous surgery?

Are you having a bulge in abdomen?

Any history of diabetes or hypertension?

Does the bulge increase in size on coughing?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I am 67 years of age. A male gender. I had surgery for an abdominal anurism no mention of rupture. I am a diabetic with hypertension blood pressure. No. The is not noticed to increase when coughing. The bulge is around my center naval area.
Expert:  Dr.Anil replied 8 months ago.

Sorry for late reply and inconvenience.

Thanks for additional information.

I understand your concern.

Well as you describe,possible causes may include

Diastasis recti. This is basically a separation of the two abdominal wall muscles (the right and left rectus muscles).

A hernia (which is due to weakness in the muscles of the abdominal wall).
As it is painful and increasing in size so I do recommend that you follow up (non-urgently) with your regular doctor to confirm the diagnosis.

If you develop a sudden onset of pain in the the area, go to the ER.

Prevent constipation and eat fiber rich diet.

Also avoid any strenuous physical activity for a while.

Let me know if you have any further query so we can discuss it thoroughly in every aspect.
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