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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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I am in the same position as Fiona was. I'm just over 19 stone, no matter whether I try or not I cannot lose the weight. I don't eat a lot, many times I wake up too late for breakfast so I only have 2 meals a day, but still I'm not losing the weight. It's depressing seeing how big I am and having to buy large clothing that is expensive, and I can't even have sex with my husband because I hate how I look. My weight is causing me to ruin furniture so we have to buy expensive furniture that can support my weight. My doctor talked to me of stomach stapling but I'm not eating lots so I don't see how it would help me if it's empty most the time. I don't have diabetes but I fear what would happen if I do get it. I'm desperate to fix myself before it's too late. Help?





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Hello dear Iam Rezhin from Wolverhampton : Iam msc student. I have a pcos(polycystic ovarian syndrome ) Iam suffer from obesity , does any cure for that?





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After giving up smoking a year ago I have put on 4st in weight. As a Type1 diabetic I am now on 1200 calorie a day diet but I just can't seem to shift this extra weight. Any ideas?





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I had a stroke which has left me not being able to exercise and I have put so much weight on could you help me I am 65 and need to get some weight off but don't know how to do it





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I have been carefully watching seris on channel 4. i have had a gastric band in 2008 and up until last year had mannaged to maintain my wightloss of 7 stone.but after a car accident i have been off sick for over a year and am piling on the wieght and my bmi is increasing again. After a long battle i now have the funding to move the excess fat but cant shift the extra wieght.I want my band my eating tightend again but my dr does not





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