alley cat pantomime society (mermaidcafe) wrote in little_details,
alley cat pantomime society

fat impeding diagnosis?

My story isn't entirely realistic, but I'm trying to make certain elements realistic when possible.

My MC is at the hospital and she has some mysterious flesh problem that has essentially made a nasty looking green-black hole in her skin.

One of the doctors is going to say something that, somehow, implies that she has too much body fat for them to really tell the extent of the problem.

Now I need any, any, any vaguely believable reason why fat would distort their ability to measure the severity of this.

I've googled various combos of fat, injury, distort, distortion but haven't found anything. This is present-day, btw, so the scientific answer, sadly, does not involve wizards.
Tags: ~medicine: illnesses to order, ~medicine: injuries to order

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