Woman details having 'watermelon'-sized ovarian cyst removed
Chante Burkett said her primary care physician dismissed her concerns several times before she went to the emergency room.
Burkett said that she was told she would need to have the ovarian cyst removed"immediately.""It was very scary," Burkett said."I didn't know what would happen ... Going in there knowing that I might have to have a hysterectomy or something could go wrong."
The surgery was a success, and the cyst was not cancerous. Burkett said on Instagram that she is now"fully in good health." She did have one ovary removed during the course of the surgery.Burkett said that after she woke up from the anesthesia, she was shown pictures of the cyst. While she had known the dimensions of the 30-centimeter mass, it was"shocking" to see what that really looked like.
The ovarian cyst weighed about 13 pounds and was 30 centimeters across.Courtesy Chante Burkett"I was like, 'Wow, it's that big?' I didn't really see how big (my stomach) was until I got to the ER. I just knew the dimensions, and that was it, but we knew it was huge and it was taking up my whole stomach," Burkett said."The doctors were so, I guess, impressed. They were like 'Oh my goodness, it's not messing with your liver, your kidneys, just pushing everything around.' They took my phone and were like, 'We can take pictures for you!'" headtopics.com
"You could tell they were pretty impressed when they were taking this out, because they took a lot of pictures, and they took good pictures!" Burkett continued.Villella said that it's unusual for a cyst to be as large as Burkett's, but some cysts will continue to grow if left untreated.
Burkett said that her body began to recover after having the cyst removed.Courtesy Chante Burkett"Some of them will stop at a certain point, but if they continue to grow they can of course get to be very large," Villella said.Burkett said that she hopes her story inspires other people, especially women, to advocate for themselves when seeking medical attention. She said that it wasn't the first time she had felt her concerns were ignored because of her weight.
"Advocate for yourself, talk with your family about primary health conditions (so) you can get a jump on and really advocate for yourself on them," she said."Demand the proper tests and when doctors refuse, have them document that in your chart, and go get a second opinion. You know your body better than anybody else, so you have to take care of your health and make sure that your health is being taken care of."Read more: »
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Several years ago, I had a 34 lb. ovarian cyst. By the time it was diagnosed and surgically removed, it felt as if my stomach was going to explode. Time to get a new doctor. Good for you chanteburkett for being your own advocate! Hoping your journey to wellness helps other women recognize the need for care. Blessings to you as you recover from surgery❤
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