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    Hi,
    I think I have body dysmorphia as I thought I was on the slim side of normal with chunkyish thighs and a bit of a podgy tummy (I've recently had a baby) but I have just calculated my bmi and it's 15.8. I thought that 15.8 was quite close to 18 but it seems that below 16 is considered quite underweight. However, when I look at myself I just seem a regular size.

    I lost my baby weight in about a week as I didn't gain as much as normal due to hyperemesis gravidarum and I was careful about what I ate as I was scared to gain a lot. I weighed myself about 6 weeks after I gave birth and I was 6 stone 10 and I've been around that weight since. I was fairly happy with my body especially as I thought that was fairly reasonable after having a baby but gradually I've been thinking that I've gained weight as I feel like my thighs and stomach are getting fatter but I weigh the same. I think my scales might be broken but as I've discovered my bmi is fairly low I think it may be body dysmorphia.

    I'd like to see if other people think I'm just overthinking this or if there may be something to it.

    (I also have 3 of the 4 diagnostic criteria for anorexia.)
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    The best advice I can offer is to trust your instincts, if this is on your mind enough to ask all of us, please bring it up to your healthcare professional, whomever that is in your life, if not for yourself, but for your child. It does not sound like you are beyond help by any means, but I would get a professional's help and advice as soon as possible. Always best to err on the side of caution.
 
 
 
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