A woman from Hong Kong named Kiki Wei Kie posted her dreadful experience when she suffered from abdominal pain which started a few times last year a few days ago.
On April 17, Monday, she suffered from the same stomachache followed by a fever and found out it was actually caused by a more serious condition which her doctor brushed off until things became serious – an ovarian cyst that was growing inside of her.
Her post reads:
The reason I post this – to warn all the ladies to do full body checkup every year.
(Warning: Some pictures are gross, view them at your own risk.)
Last Monday, I had fever and stomachache – sometimes the stomach pain is sharp, sometimes it’s dull and it comes and goes. This happened few times since a few years ago, every time the doctor (of the clinic) would tell me that I have a bloated stomach and gave me charcoal tablets to ease the pain and gas. Everytime when I experience the same pain, I knew what is the doctor going to tell me and sometimes I don’t bother to see a doctor.
But this time the stomach pain is unbearable and my fever comes and goes, so I asked to go the hospital.
After all the checking, the doctor said it is not dengue, so it might be appendicitis. So next day – operation day. After few hours of operation, they sent me back to my room and by the time I was awaked, the doctors came with two bottles with ‘something’ inside.
One of the doctors said “So we removed Wei Kie’s appendix and also we found a cyst during the operation, and one of the ovaries is damaged and had been removed” (WHATTT?)
About my ovarian cyst – it was around 20cm large (with 400ml of liquid/water/blood?) hence doctor had to cut 20cm in my belly to take it out. And yeah, the appendix is not longer the main point.
Yes, this is depressing but I am very lucky because I still have another ovary with me now. The doctor managed to clean the other ovary and removed the cyst as it was not as large as the 20cm one.
What causes ovarian cyst?
During a woman’s menstrual cycle, an egg grows in a sac called a follicle. This sac is located inside the ovaries. In most cases, this follicle or sac breaks open and releases an egg. But if the follicle doesn’t break open, the fluid inside the follicle can form a cyst on the ovary.
So please take note and go with your gut feeling about your diagnosis!