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A 16-year-old patient who complained of pain and missed menstrual cycles had a 33-pound cyst removed from her abdomen last week. The patient, who was not identified in the media, was treated in Sarin Hospital in Punjab, India, according to SWNS.
The huge cyst was removed from a in a 16-year-old’s stomach by doctors in India.
Her father, Ravidarpal Singh, said the teenager has a “new life”, and that the growth was not malignant.
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Pictures of after the surgery showed surgeons cradling the enormous cyst, which looks to be the size of a watermelon. It was not clear what kind of medication they had been prescribed for her pain prior to the surgery, or if they had presented any other symptoms, but SWNS reported that the doctors were baffled when they discovered the huge cyst.
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Cysts are fluid-filled sacs or pockets within an ovary or on the surface, and while many women develop them at a given moment, most present little or no discomfort and are harmless, usually go away on their own within a few months. But larger cysts, such as are found in this 16-year-old patient may be the cause of pelvic pain, fullness or heavy feeling in the abdomen or bloating, according to the Mayo Clinic.
Risk factors can include hormonal problems, endometriosis, pelvic infection or previous ovarian cysts.
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Last week, a writer spoke of her desire for a more active lifestyle, after they had a 15-inch cyst removed from her abdomen. Layla Cummins said the cyst to the left of her looking pregnant, and that while it wasn’t painful it was the cause of her to feel tired and she lost her appetite. Doctors removed her right ovary and fallopian tube, which was damaged by the weight of the growth.