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BMI 31 doctor said they might not accept me to see specialist

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user1493318391 Thu 27-Apr-17 21:45:01


Doctors would like to refer me to specialist as my progesterone level is 1.

Problem the doctor told they might not take me on as my BMI is 31 and they will not accept.

I'm in a major pickle so stressed out.
Help pleaseeeee

meadowlark3 Thu 27-Apr-17 22:01:19

I believe many NHS facilities require a BMI of 30 or less for IVF treatment. Your GP should still refer you and the clinic can assess whether they will begin treatment or not...I have read some ladies can start their exams and scans and then wait to start the IVF until they have lost a bit of weight.


FreeNiki Thu 27-Apr-17 22:04:34

Help pleaseeeee

Head over to the weight loss threads. Lovely ladies there offering lots of support.

AyeAmarok Thu 27-Apr-17 22:36:45

How long have you got to lose the weight?

user1493318391 Thu 27-Apr-17 22:39:08

They might no take my referral. I'm 1% over that's like 4lb I'm just confused tbh

gamerchick Thu 27-Apr-17 22:40:32

Put your mind to it you can lose that in weeks.

llangennith Thu 27-Apr-17 22:42:32

I know your BMI had to be lower than the obese category for an anaesthetic but I didn't know it was a general thing. Question it.

Wolfiefan Thu 27-Apr-17 22:44:17

Make changes and go back in a month? Lower BMI. Referral sorted!

user1493318391 Thu 27-Apr-17 22:52:24

I can't go back until 6 months after. I can lose it but I can't be referred until October.

FreeNiki Fri 28-Apr-17 00:26:45

By October you can lose alot more than 4lbs.

Teabagtits Fri 28-Apr-17 00:33:12

My bmi was 31 and I had both general anaesthetic for lap and referal to a fertility specialist (thankfully not needed in the end). In the same year. It must vary from place to place.

UppityHumpty Fri 28-Apr-17 02:54:59

Crash diet to get just under.

AyeAmarok Sat 29-Apr-17 12:50:07

You could lose 4lb in a week if you put your mind to it. Is that what you want to do?

physicskate Sat 29-Apr-17 17:10:12

I joined weight watchers and I've lost half a stone in the first two weeks... not starving myself or anything. My bmi was 26.

You can lose 4 lbs easy!

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