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Laparoscopy with BMI over 30

I am worried that my weight will be an issue if I request a lap. to remove the endo. Anyone else had issues with that? Don't want my Dr to place yet another obstacle in the way.

Thx

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I think it would probably depend on how much over 30 it is, and what your blood pressure is like etc.? My BMI was about 30 when I had a laparoscopy, but I had it done privately as I was insured through work. So with the NHS they might make that excuse. My sister's BMI is a lot higher than mine and she has been given hormone treatment for endometriosis based on the family history without having the surgery.

It's always worth asking though!

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Thanks embo, I am trying to losr weight, but exercise can be painful. I will definitely push for something to be done, as this is taking over my life!

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I know how you feel, it can seem like a vicious cycle. I had my laparoscopy about 5 years ago and since then I've been on the pill, but my BMI has crept up to 32. Now I'm having trouble convincing the GPs to keep me on the pill because of the increased risks with increased BMIs. So my only option is to try and lose weight.

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Try to stay positive and don't give up! xx

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yes go for it I had a high BMI at the time

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Thanks sanchia! May I ask, how were you successful in losing the weight?

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