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Has Fatphobia Affected Your Experience With Doctors? Tell Us About It

We want to talk about it!

All bodies are good bodies, no matter how much they weigh.

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And while you can be perfectly healthy AND plus-size, some people just can't quite get this idea in their heads. Unfortunately, it's not uncommon to hear stories of plus-size people who've felt ignored or invalidated by their doctors because of their weight.

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Have you had an experience like this? If so, we want to hear about it. Perhaps you weren't diagnosed with something you should have been, because your doctor previously brushed how you were feeling off as something that'd go away if you lost weight.

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Or maybe you've had an experience where you explained your symptoms to your doctor and they recommended you "lose weight"...even though the issue had nothing to do with that.

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Whatever your experience has been, we want to hear about it. In the comments below, tell us about the times doctors and other medical personnel were fatphobic toward you, which affected the care you’ve received. Your submission might be featured in an upcoming BuzzFeed Community post.