A size 10 woman was surprised when her GP told her she needs to watch her weight.
Corrie Elizabeth, from Nottingham, says her self-esteem took a hit when her doctor made the comment.
On Twitter, she wrote: “What the f***, I have just been told by my the doctors I could be “overweight”. I am a size 10 PUSHING size 12.
“Is it me or is that so so wrong?! Talk about body confidence knock.”
Many assumed the weight comment was based on “outdated” BMI guidelines, but Corrie explained that is came after a blood test.
She said: “The doctor just automatically assumed I was overweight after a blood test. Even though I know BMI is a big issue also.”
Corrie’s tweet racked up more than 43,600 likes – and many said they’d been through similar experiences.
A responder said: “Hun, the average dress size for a woman in the UK is a 16… so tell your doctors to shove it.
“Also, my sister had a similar experience. She went to the doctors because she had an infection in her thumb and they told her she was overweight and had to lose weight.
“Like EXCUSE ME! It is rude and unacceptable.”
Another remarked: “I’m a size 10/12 too and whenever I go to the doctors for a checkup they tell me to lose weight babe. Doctors do it to the best of us.”
A third added: “I was told by the nurse at uni that I couldn’t afford to gain any more weight because I’m borderline overweight.
“I was just under 10st. And people wonder why we have body confidence issues.”
Others reassured Corrie that she had nothing to worry about in the size department.
A Twitter user said: “Babe you are not fat! I’m a size 10-12 too! It’s because we have curves.”
And another agreed: “Corrie you’re a beautiful girl with an insane body.”
The British lass was grateful for everyone’s kind words of support.
In response to the messages, she wrote: “I just wanna say to anyone who has commented anything nice/positive – thank you guys so much.
“It’s nice to see people being kind to others and people I can related to.
“I hope you all have a lovely day, big love.”