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    I have been told by my sixth form college that I have to see a nurse. I have seen a nurse today and the nurse told me that college has concerns about me with the main concern about my weight. She measured my height and weight, then calculated my BMI. She said to me that I am extremely underweight and the college is concerned about my weight. She said that she would have to refer me to GP, which will refer me to dietologist and consequently put on weight. I don't want to put on weight, my parents are not concerned about my weight, my parents are not telling me to sick medical advice because of my weight! Why would my college tell me that I need to be referred to dietologist? Is it their business? When I applied to this college, I wasn't told that they tend to discriminate students because of their weight. I have told the nurse that I don't want to go to GP, my family doesn't see any problem. She said that she would pass this message to college staff. I don't know what is going to happen next..
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    They're concerned for your health, stop moaning and listen to your gp
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    I am not going to GP
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    What is your weight and height?
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    Height: 169 cm
    Weight: 41 kg
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    (Original post by kosmooos)
    Height: 169 cm
    Weight: 41 kg
    you are underweight

    http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educ...MI/bmicalc.htm
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    I know
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    The main point is that it's not their business
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    (Original post by kosmooos)
    The main point is that it's not their business
    but why are you underweight though ?
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    I have always been underweight
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    Would they make me put on weight against my wish? Is it legal in the UK?
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    It's a dietary concern, you aren't eating enough to keep you fit and healthy. Look at daily guidelines for how much you should be eating and compare it to what you are eating now.
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    (Original post by kosmooos)
    I have always been underweight
    But you look okay in your PP.....
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    Probably. However, the amount of food I eat is enough for me. I eat till I get full. I don't want to get stomachache due to overeating just to satisfy the college nurse
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    Exactly! Because I think I am normal
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    Chill out and have a pizza :yy:
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    Maybe I want to pursue a model career. By making me put on weight they will ruin my future career. I am not pursuing a model career, it's just an example
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    (Original post by kosmooos)
    Would they make me put on weight against my wish? Is it legal in the UK?
    Your college can't make you see your GP and if you choose to see your GP they can't make you gain weight (unless you have an eating disorder and your life is at risk in which case you could be sectioned). Personally I find it very inappropriate that your college forced you to see a nurse and be assessed, I can see why they might want to check you're okay given your weight is very low but they shouldn't put pressure on you to do anything.

    I would advise you do see your GP as you are quite underweight, they can just make sure you're not putting your health at risk and that there are no underlying medical problems. To be honest I doubt you will referred to a dietician, every service in the NHS is over subscribed so unless you are having serious issues with eating and have already tried to resolves them yourself they're not going to get you in with a dietician.

    Do you have problems with food? You seem quite worried about being made to gain weight.
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    Do you eat healthily/ have at least 3 meals a day?
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    ...that's an anorexic BMI. You really ought to see your doctor.
 
 
 
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