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(CBS News)   "Congratulations, it's a happy, healthy, bouncing 50-pound cyst"   (cbsnews.com) divider line
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2020-06-30 1:59:43 PM  
13 votes:
FTA "she kept getting asked a question no woman wants to hear: Are you pregnant?"

I was told to never ask a woman that unless I could see the baby sticking out of her vagina. Was good advice then and still is now.
 
2020-06-30 3:00:34 PM  
6 votes:

peachpicker: Nine years ago my mother had surgery to remove a malignant 12lb ovarian tumor. She had been complaining of pain and discomfort to her OBGYN for a long while but the man was so incompetent that he somehow didn't realize this giant mass was in the place where her ovary should be - there really are some terrible doctors in the world, but thankfully he's not among them any longer, his practice closed soon after, can't imagine why.

The tumor was actually found by her nephrologist during an ultrasound. Size of a basketball but somehow was fully contained and hadn't metastasized, which was amazing. It looked not dissimilar to the cyst in the linked article, but a bit gnarlier. Mom named it Elvira, because it was the ugliest name she knew.


There is a long-standing problem in medicine where too many doctors don't listen to female and/or non-white patients.  I know someone who almost died because her doctor refused to believe that she had an infected abscess in her jaw, even after the abscess burst and caused necrosis.
 
2020-06-30 4:35:56 PM  
4 votes:

Salmon: LessO2: FTFA: Now that the giant growth has been lifted from her body, a weight has been lifted from her shoulders.

I'm not a doctor, but I'm pretty sure the ovaries are not in her shoulders.

when you're the size where you don't notice a 50lb cyst, are you sure about that?


The patient absolutely noticed. It was the doctor who decided to write it off as fat rather than exploring the cause of her pain until the thing was the size of a preschooler.
 
2020-06-30 3:32:57 PM  
3 votes:

anfrind: peachpicker: Nine years ago my mother had surgery to remove a malignant 12lb ovarian tumor. She had been complaining of pain and discomfort to her OBGYN for a long while but the man was so incompetent that he somehow didn't realize this giant mass was in the place where her ovary should be - there really are some terrible doctors in the world, but thankfully he's not among them any longer, his practice closed soon after, can't imagine why.

The tumor was actually found by her nephrologist during an ultrasound. Size of a basketball but somehow was fully contained and hadn't metastasized, which was amazing. It looked not dissimilar to the cyst in the linked article, but a bit gnarlier. Mom named it Elvira, because it was the ugliest name she knew.

There is a long-standing problem in medicine where too many doctors don't listen to female and/or non-white patients.  I know someone who almost died because her doctor refused to believe that she had an infected abscess in her jaw, even after the abscess burst and caused necrosis.


It's definitely true. If Serena Williams can't get her doctors to take her postpartum health issues seriously, I don't know how everyday women who aren't top-of-their-sport professional athletes are able to. It's absurd.

https://www.vox.com/identities/2018/1​/​11/16879984/serena-williams-childbirth​-scare-black-women
 
2020-06-30 2:48:36 PM  
3 votes:
Nine years ago my mother had surgery to remove a malignant 12lb ovarian tumor. She had been complaining of pain and discomfort to her OBGYN for a long while but the man was so incompetent that he somehow didn't realize this giant mass was in the place where her ovary should be - there really are some terrible doctors in the world, but thankfully he's not among them any longer, his practice closed soon after, can't imagine why.

The tumor was actually found by her nephrologist during an ultrasound. Size of a basketball but somehow was fully contained and hadn't metastasized, which was amazing. It looked not dissimilar to the cyst in the linked article, but a bit gnarlier. Mom named it Elvira, because it was the ugliest name she knew.
 
2020-06-30 1:58:51 PM  
3 votes:

Diogenes: I know two women who had abdominal cysts like that.  Also benign, thank goodness.  One was my HS girlfriend.  15 lbs.


Your highschool girlfriend was a 15 lb. cyst?
 
2020-06-30 2:40:57 PM  
2 votes:
FTFA: Now that the giant growth has been lifted from her body, a weight has been lifted from her shoulders.

I'm not a doctor, but I'm pretty sure the ovaries are not in her shoulders.
 
2020-06-30 2:28:29 PM  
2 votes:

AeAe: I wonder if you can fry that up and eat it with a little salsa ..

/ gross


Okay, if that's the first place you went, you need to go sit in the corner and think about your life choices.

::hork::
 
2020-06-30 2:09:13 PM  
2 votes:
With helpful before and after pics of the woman for comparison....
 
2020-06-30 4:23:36 PM  
1 vote:
Actually, here's a scan of an old photo I kept in my wallet (so the quality is shiatty).

Her name is Cinamon (no joke, and that was the spelling).

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Post cyst removal by about a year.  She was awesome.

Tie and cumberbund were maroon to match her dress.  Her corsage was pink carnation with a red rose embedded in the center.

I now return you to gross medical story stuff.
 
2020-06-30 1:58:37 PM  
1 vote:
My Aunt Peggy had a uterine cyst, and it kept getting bigger and bigger. Incidentally, after about 9 months, it went away and we were all introduced to cousin Timothy (which was also the same name as Aunt Peggy's dachsund). He developed normally despite Aunt Peggy's cigarette smoking and got pretty high up on the carnival circuit. Timothy (the dog) went out one morning and didn't come back. Uncle Walter later said he may have gotten too close to the pond, but we were told he ran away and joined the carnival.
 
2020-06-30 1:55:34 PM  
1 vote:
I'm gonna name it Lump.
 
2020-06-30 8:50:06 AM  
1 vote:
That had to hurt.
 
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