interviewing when I look 5-6 months pregnant — but I’m not

I’m throwing this one out to the readers for suggestions. A reader writes:

I’m wondering if you can give me some advice on how to deal with a potentially awkward situation I deal with every day.

Due to some medical problems that do not affect my ability to work, I perpetually appear to be about 5-6 months pregnant. My doctors and their nurses even ask me how far I am along. Dressing differently, as others have suggested before, is like trying to cover a 700-pound gorilla in the corner of the room.

When confronted by strangers on a daily basis, I just make jokes when people comment on my “pregnancy” and tell the horror stories of the people who were much worse than them, we have a good laugh, and move on.

But how do you deal with this in an interview? I also don’t want to concern a future employer that I have a large number of health issues that will impact my performance.

Readers, what advice do you have?

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