Doctor corrects influencer who claims ‘bump’ at bottom of tummy is uterus
An influencer was corrected by an NHS surgical doctor when she said the bump at the bottom of your stomach is your uterus.
- Colleen posted a photo holding a sign which reads: “FYI that bump at the bottom of your stomach is your uterus.”
- While many agreed with her, a doctor stepped in and corrected her.
- The doctor commented: “Fat is 10% normal, but saying the bump is your uterus just simply isn’t medically accurate.”
Nutritionist and Instagram influencer Colleen claimed that the bump at the bottom of your stomach is your uterus.
On her Instagram (@no.food.rules), Colleen posted a photograph of her holding up a sign which says, “FYI that bump at the bottom of your stomach is your uterus.” In the caption, the nutritionist explained that the realization had blown her mind. She wrote: “A girlfriend posted this in the SociEATy recently and I realized that there is SO many people who don’t realize this! Our stomachs? They shouldn’t necessarily be flat! That’s your uterus (and fat and other organs obvi like intentioned, stomach, etc., let’s not get too into anatomy here. Simply saying our tummies and pelvis house V important things) down there!” She went further, noting that she remembers her own frustration when she looked at the mirror, wishing she could have a flat stomach: “I remember staring in the mirror being SO frustrated as to why I couldn’t just have a flat stomach. Like what was that bump and why wouldn’t it go in?! Welp, the answer is part of that bumps is organs.”
While some praised her post, a doctor stepped in to say this is not true.
Numerous people took to the comments section to praise Colleen for sharing the post. However, not everyone agreed with the influencer’s statement as Dr Joshua Wolrich, an NHS surgical doctor, soon corrected her. The doctor commented: “Fat is 100% normal, but saying the bump is your uterus just simply isn’t medically accurate.”
In addition to this, comedian Sofie Hagen posted the influencer’s claim on her Twitter:
— Sofie Hagen (@SofieHagen) October 28, 2020
Mine is weight gain caused by menopause after a hysterectomy. That would blow her mind
— Rachel Charlton-Dailey (@RachelCDailey) October 28, 2020
It is important to fact check the things you hear before passing them on — especially if you’re sharing it to a page with thousands of followers.