A 50-pound cyst has been removed from an ovary of a woman whose stomach was so large that her doctor told her to lose weight, and strangers asked if she was expecting twins.
Kayla Rahn of Montgomery, Alabama, has spoken out about her ordeal after suffering months of unexplained stomach issues, pain, and weight gain.
The 30-year-old told WSFA 12 News that persistent stomach problems last year impacted day-to-day activities: ‘I couldn’t walk to my car without losing my breath.’
However, medical professionals simply advised her to ‘lose weight’.
Rahn, who has urged women to listen to their bodies, said: ‘I had been trying to lose weight for about a year, but I was gaining weight.’
She was mortified when strangers assumed she was pregnant: ‘I legit looked like I was a solid nine months pregnant. We went out to dinner and someone asked if I was having twins.
‘It was frustrating, and it was rough.’
Luckily, her mother took charge when the stomach pain became overwhelming and took her to for emergency treatment at Hospital, where diagnostic tests revealed a large mass in her ovary.
Rahn said upon hearing the diagnosis, she burst into tears: ‘I knew there was something wrong.’
She underwent an operation to remove the huge mass a 50-pound cyst from one of her ovaries.
The mass was the equivalent of being pregnant with six babies the average birth weight in the United States is about 7.5 lbs.