Embarrassing Fat Bodies: Toilet Troubles
Hernia and Stress Incontinence
First into the clinic this week is Fiona, a mum of seven whose weight has led to incontinence issues. At 19 stone, Fiona’s BMI is 48 and she knows that now is the time to act. Bladder and pelvic floor weakness has led to unwelcome leakage thanks to a condition known as stress incontinence, a common result of obesity. On top of this, the birth of Fiona’s last child has left her with an umbilical hernia. Pixie refers Fiona to a surgeon for a consultation to explore her options.
Surgeon Mr Sukhbir Ubhi performs a gastric bypass procedure. The surgical team are also able to repair Fiona’s hernia at the same time.
Three months after surgery, Fiona is back to see Dr Pixie. She’s gone from 19 stone to just 15, and her BMI has plummeted. The scar from Fiona’s operation is healing nicely, her incontinence problems have gone and her weight is heading in one direction: downwards.
The Embarrassing Fat Bodies team would like to thank:
Spire Leicester Hospital
Mr Sukhbir Ubhi, Consultant General Surgeon
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