Women relieved 50 pound weight gain was due to benign cyst

Above Kayla Rahn was asked by strangers whether she was pregnant with twins and her doctor recommended she should lose weight

Above Kayla Rahn was asked by strangers whether she was pregnant with twins and her doctor recommended she should lose weight

During surgery, doctors removed a 50-pound cyst.

After her mother took her to Jackson Hospital in Montgomery, doctors located a huge mucinous cystadenoma in one of Rahn's ovaries and removed it immediately.

Officials at Jackson Hospital in Montgomery, Ala., announced the surgery in a press release this week and said Rahn had a mucinous cystadenoma, a benign cystic tumor in the ovary. "We are very excited things went well for her", Dr. Jones said.

In February, a 24-person team removed a 132-pound mucinous cyst from a CT woman's left ovary after she'd gained 10 pounds every week for two months, Fox 61 reported. "I had been trying to lose weight for about a year, but I was gaining weight", Rahn said.

"I remember crying every time we talked about it", she said.

Doctors initially told her the solution was just for her to lose weight.

"She knew something was wrong", said Jones, one of Rahn's surgeons.

"This is one of the largest I have ever seen or certainly removed", Dr. Gregory Jones told WSFA. "After Dr. Sample made the discovery, Dr. Seirafi and Dr. Jones were able to remove the cyst and got Kayla feeling much better".


The surgeon explained that once the body has been decompressed, some patients can experience changes in blood pressure or electrolyte or renal issues.

It turns out they missed a big detail - an ovarian cyst that had grown to the size of a watermelon. But Rahn, he said, did "extremely well".

They're very common and don't usually cause any symptoms.

It's unclear how long Rahn had the cyst, but her surgeon estimated it was more than a year.

She went to the doctor, but they didn't diagnose her accurately.

Rahn said she was thrilled to finally figure out what was going on, and is now enjoying the added bonus of once again wearing all of the clothes in her closet.

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

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