Rebecca Woodthrope, photo far left) with her parents, claims that years before doctors had dismissed her symptoms such as menstrual period pain for the huge cyst was discovered during an ultrasound of her kidneys.
An 18-year-old student is concerned about the future of her fertility after the doctors discovered a massive cyst had wrapped itself around one of her ovaries, effectively “killing”. Rebecca Woodthrope, who claims that years before doctors had dismissed her symptoms as menstruation pain, she said, she had to suffer pain, because she was 12.
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“I was in so much pain, it was a relief to my ovary and the cyst removed,” she told SWNS. “I did worry about the possibility of having children in the future, but I still have one ovary so I hope I’m able to be a mother one day. Still to this day I’m trying to build on the place where I was years ago.”
Woodthrope shared scans revealed a football-sized mass that is growing in her belly for a year. She said that they had experienced pain in her kidneys, the thighs and the abdomen for the year, together with her menstrual cycle, and was on birth control before the cyst was discovered.
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In 2017, she went for an ultrasound on her kidneys and learned the true cause of her pain.
“The lady told me that it should take further action and I really get in panic when hospitals make me nervous,” she told SWNS.
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In February 2018, they had the 15-centimeter mass, the ovary was wrapped, and a fallopian tube removed. The tumor was benign, but her surgery and recovery, her miss a year of school. She has since recovered and is back in school. Woodthrope credits the support of her family for helping through the ordeal.