Author Topic: Diastasis Recti in Amyloidosis Patients....  (Read 520 times)

Mark McConway

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Diastasis Recti in Amyloidosis Patients....
« on: July 17, 2021, 03:28:31 pm »

I'm curious.  In 2011, I got my first diagnosis and treatment (CTD) for AL Amyloidosis. This has given me 10years of a very good remission - almost without symptoms - but I have recently relapsed and have now restarted treatment (Dara\Bortez\Dex).

So that's the preamble!  My question relates to the fact that, first time round, I ended up with a parting of the muscle wall (diastasis recti), which was presumably caused by the pressure of fluid that had built up in my abdomen area.  I say 'presumably' because no-one has told me definitively that that's how it happened - or whether it was caused by any of the medication weakening the muscle wall.  Although the Diastasis Recti is fairly common after pregnancy, it's pretty rare in men in their 40s (as I was when it happened).

At the time, I had a consultation with a surgeon who reckoned that I was better holding off with getting surgery to fix it -on account of the Amyloidosis - but that was then and this is now!

My questions therefore are these:

Anyone else had a diastasis recti not related to pregnancy?

Do you know the cause?

Did you manage to get it fixed?

All the best