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My mum and I think I might have an eating disorder but I

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My mum and I think I might have an eating disorder but I don't want to go to the doctors for a diagnosis, what do I do?
Submitted: 11 days ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Dr. Mark replied 11 days ago.
Hi. I’m Dr. Mark. I’m a board certified physician and happy to assist you. I need some additional information. Your age and sex? Weight loss? How tall are you? Your weight?
Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Hi, thank you. I am 15 and female. I'm 5 foot and 9 inches. My weight keeps varying from 8 stone 5 pounds to 8 stone 11 pounds.
Expert:  Dr. Mark replied 11 days ago.
Thanks for the additional information. Your BMI is low at 17.3. That’s considered underweight. That might be consistent with an eating disorder.
Expert:  Dr. Mark replied 11 days ago.
I think you should see your gp. You could have a thyroid problem. That can cause ne to be under weight. You need a check up.
Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Is there any other way as I don't want to go to my doctors/gp, I also do not look underweight
Expert:  Dr. Mark replied 11 days ago.
You should have blood work done. And you are under weight according to the BMI. Your should see your gp .
Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Ok thanks. What would a gp do?
Expert:  Dr. Mark replied 11 days ago.
You’re welcome. The gp will do an examination and blood work.
Customer: replied 11 days ago.
What does the blood work show?
Expert:  Dr. Mark replied 11 days ago.
Check your CBC and thyroid.
Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Ok thanks
Expert:  Dr. Mark replied 11 days ago.
You’re welcome.