When This Woman Went To See The Doctor, She Found Out Something Extraordinary In Her Pregnancy

Published on 03/19/2021
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Katie Smith is a typical twenty-something lady. Actually, if you think about it, this is a pretty common occurrence. Doctors were perplexed when Ms. Smith was only 24 years old when something strange started to grow from within her.

During Her Pregnancy, Something Extraordinary Was Discovered

During Her Pregnancy, Something Extraordinary Was Discovered

The Beginning

Katie’s stomach ballooned to the point where she did appear to be pregnant! The weird part was that she’s not even pregnant. Despite the fact that every pregnancy test she took came back negative, her doctors proceeded to dismiss her alarming concerns.

The Beginning

The Beginning

Her Story

Smith is a 28-year-old Welshman from Swansea. She gained a lot of weight in 2014, but within a few years, she looked like she was nine months pregnant. She told the BBC that she was never thin, but that she grew a stomach like this over time.

Her Story

Her Story

Healthy Lifestyle

Katie led a healthy lifestyle and was conscious of her appearance. She was proud of her curves and spent a lot of time in the gym to maintain them. This is why her gradual weight gain irritated me so much. Regrettably, the mystery remains unsolved.

Say Hi To Keely

Say Hi To Katie

Not As It Seems

Katie’s biggest concern at the time was whether she would be able to attend the work Christmas party because she was self-conscious about her attire. Katie felt she wasn’t thin enough at the time.

Not As It Seems

Not As It Seems

Too Fast To Keep Up With

Katie tried everything to stop her stomach from growing. As she said ” “I was exercising and eating healthily, but I was slowly getting bigger. Nothing is more frustrating than leading a healthy lifestyle but gaining too much weight.

Too Fast To Keep Up With

Too Fast To Keep Up With

What Was Going On?

She continued, “It crept up so slowly [that] I didn’t know anything was wrong – I thought I was putting on timber.”  Regardless of how much she exercised or followed a strict diet, she continued to gain a significant amount of weight.

What Was Going On

What Was Going On?

Not Just Growing

She couldn’t ignore her rapid weight gain any longer. She began to notice that all of her weight gains were going straight to her stomach, and it also felt different. How would she go about it?

Not Just Growing

Not Just Growing

Staying Hopeful

Her stomach began to feel hard and swollen to the touch. Nevertheless, she remained optimistic and hoped that this would pass with time, but some things don’t always work out the way we want.

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Staying Hopeful

There’s Only One Explanation

Her dress grew in size quickly, and she was now a size eight. She was still hesitant about seeking medical attention. She grew up with a doctor for a father, which made her apprehensive.

There's Only One Expanation

There’s Only One Explanation

Her Gut Feeling

She had no idea that bigger problems were on the way. Katie could only think of one explanation at this point. However, she wasn’t sure she wanted to believe it. What did she believe it was?

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Her Gut Feeling

With Child

After considering all of the factors, Katie concluded that there was only one possible explanation: pregnancy. Her belly was growing, and she was gaining weight; she was always tired and had a serious boyfriend.

With Child

With Child

Unplanned Pregnancy

Everything pointed to a bun in the oven when all the factors were considered. Katie and her boyfriend were both concerned about this possibility. If she was pregnant, it was most likely unintended. Given her circumstances, however, this was a possibility.

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Unplanned Pregnancy

Soon To Be Parents

Katie and her boyfriend Jamie Gibbons had been dating for ten years and had considered the possibility that she was expecting a child. They knew they had to at least check, even if they weren’t ready for it.

Soon To Be Parents

Soon To Be Parents

The Blue Stripe

The couple was both surprised when the pregnancy test came back negative. They assumed the first test was incorrect, so she took a second one right away. However, it only yielded the same result!

The Blue Strip

The Blue Stripe

Getting Really Worried

They were taken aback and decided to visit a doctor. What was going on here, exactly? Was she unwell? Is she pregnant, or has she had a miscarriage? A slew of dreadful scenarios flashed through her mind, terrifying her.

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Getting Really Worried

Facing Her Fears

Katie’s options had run out, and it was time to see a doctor. Unfortunately, she did not receive the response she had hoped for or expected. She was basically told that she was “merely fat” by the doctor. She couldn’t see any way out at this point.

Facing Her Fears

Facing Her Fears

Following Her Instincts

Katie sensed something was wrong, even though the doctors dismissed her concerns. She ignored it, however, because it had no bearing on her daily routine. She was still baffled as to what was going on.

Followig Her Instincts

Following Her Instincts

Not Trustworthy

She couldn’t stop thinking about why she wasn’t expecting a baby. What was the deal with her appearing to be pregnant? She did not have complete trust in the doctors’ opinions. But, because they were professionals, she should be able to put her trust in them, right?

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Not Trustworthy

No Solution

If she were pregnant, the problem would go away once the baby was born. Her stomach, unfortunately, continued to grow for another two years. Every month, it grew bigger and bigger until something terrible happened at work.

No Solution

No Solution

She Didn’t Feel Well

Up to this point, her day had been fairly ordinary, but when she suddenly felt dizzy and nauseous, her day changed dramatically. That’s when she passed out. Her coworkers told her that she had fainted.

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She Didn’t Feel Well

A Difficult Period

Katie realized she needed to see a doctor right away after this. She said, “It was a tough period in work, and when I passed out, my GP put it down to stress.” She didn’t have any other options and had no choice but to carry on with her life as she had been.

A Difficult Period

A Difficult Period

All From Stress?

Is it possible to pass out as a result of being overly stressed? Katie, on the other hand, was not convinced. On the other hand, her doctor tried to reassure her that nothing was wrong and that she wasn’t pregnant.

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All From Stress?

Not What It Appears

Unwanted questions about her “pregnancy” were impossible to avoid. People couldn’t help but notice her expanding belly, which she couldn’t deny. She had to explain herself over and over again.

Not What It Appears

Not What It Appears

No End In Sight

Katie always answered with the same response day in and day out, ” The doctors say I am just overweight.” Even though she was annoyed by the situation, she had no idea when the suffering would ever end.

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No End In Sight

Due Date

People kept asking her when the baby was due, and she eventually started lying to spare them the embarrassment. Instead, she told them she was overweight because she believed it.

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Due Date

Changing Appearance

Katie began to feel self-conscious about her appearance as she waddled around with a huge belly. She even started shopping in the maternity section because she couldn’t find anything that fit her.

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Changing Appearance

Maternity Clothes

She said, “I remember trying to shop for clothes in December 2016, and nothing would fit. I was skin and bone on top, then this massive lump and normal legs. The only thing that was going to fit was maternity wear.”

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Maternity Clothes

Needs Help

Katie was against the idea of getting help from anyone else. After several incidents at work caused by a lack of sleep and large fluctuations in weight, she went to a doctor for help.

Needs Help

Needs Help

Seeking Assistance

And none of this would have happened if her coworkers hadn’t insisted on her being checked out. Many people are perplexed as to why Katie did not take better care of herself. Why was it taking her so long to seek help when something was clearly wrong?

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Seeking Assistance

A New Explanation

Katie was going about her business, attempting to avoid her predicament. But when she passed out four times, it was enough! The doctor this time blamed her exhaustion on her acne medication, but she refused to accept this explanation.

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A New Explanation

Time To Stand Up

The doctors didn’t seem to be taking her symptoms or situation seriously. They continued to place blame on other factors and events in Katie’s life. She decided that it was past time to put her foot down.

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Time To Stand Up

Enough Was Enough

She had been off it for several months and insisted that there had to be another reason. She went to a second doctor, who confirmed that she was indeed pregnant. He took numerous blood tests, all of which came back negative.

Enough Was Enough

Enough Was Enough

Getting To The Bottom Of It

Regardless of the blood test results or further examination, her GP concluded that pregnancy was the only explanation. As a result, he requested a second ultrasound. Katie was having trouble breathing, and even walking was difficult for her at this point.

Getting To The Bottom Of It

Getting To The Bottom Of It

The Truth At Last

She was seen by a doctor who requested that they check her for pregnancy right away. Was she going to figure out what was going on finally? It did, however, open a whole new can of worms for her, which she had not anticipated.

The Truth At Last

The Truth At Last

Terrified

Katie kept an eye on the doctor as she performed the ultrasound. Something was clearly wrong when she saw her expression. Her eyes were dilated, and she had a fearful expression on her face.

Terrified

Terrified

Consoling Katie

Katie became paralyzed after the doctor requested a consultant. Jamie, her boyfriend, tried to console her, but the panic she was experiencing at the time was impossible to overcome. What was going on inside her stomach, exactly?

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Consoling Katie

Not Pregnant

The ultrasound screen was blank, indicating that Katie was not expecting a child. Something, however, was still going on in her stomach. They only knew for sure that her life was in grave danger.

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Not Pregnant

Surprising News

The possibilities were limitless, but they needed a CT to figure it out. Katie was understandably terrified and concerned about what was about to happen. Her thoughts wandered to a variety of possibilities.

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Surprising News

Emergency CT

The negative ultrasound prompted an urgent request for a CT scan, which revealed shocking news. Katie had been prepared for what the doctors were about to tell her. Katie and her boyfriend sat next to each other, waiting for the big announcement.

Emergency CT

Emergency CT

Definitely Not Pregnant

Katie was not expecting a child. Her large belly was the result of a large ovarian mass. Katie’s entire world came crashing down at this point, as the doctor couldn’t confirm what he was dealing with.

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Definitely Not Pregnant

To The Skin

It was a large cyst, measuring 24 centimeters in diameter and attached to her stomach. Her weight gain was finally explained, but her life was still in danger. Immediate action had to be taken.

To The Skin

To The Skin

What Exactly Is An Ovarian Cyst?

A cyst is a fluid-filled sac that can form on the ovary of a woman. They’re very common and usually don’t do any harm, and they’ll go away on their own. Katie, on the other hand, is not one of them.

What Exactly Is A Cyst@

What Exactly Is An Ovarian Cyst?

Oddly Large

A cyst can only cause harm to a person’s life if it ruptures, blocks the blood supply to the ovaries, or is enormous, as in this case. Katie’s was huge, no… huge!

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Oddly Large

Exploring Her Options

Katie spoke with a specialist a month later, who went over the various options available to her. Her mind’s image of the consultant’s face is still fresh. He couldn’t believe his eyes when he saw her belly.

Exploring Her Options

Exploring Her Options

Complete Shock

Despite his calm explanation that she had a large ovarian mass, his expression revealed the truth. He was completely taken aback. Even the specialist could not have predicted the cyst’s size.

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Complete Shock

That’s Not All

The doctor speculated that there could be multiple cysts, some of which could be attached to organs. Katie couldn’t believe it, but she knew surgery was her only option at this point.

That's Not All

That’s Not All

The Effects

Even though they had ruled out all other possibilities, they were still unsure about the cyst’s impact on her body. She had side effects, and they had nothing to do with the fact that she was pregnant.

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The Effects

You’re Fine

Even though the doctor had no idea what the cyst was or how big it was, he decided it needed to be treated. He couldn’t believe Katie’s other doctors had all dismissed her with a “you’re fine” response.

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You’re Fine

One Thing For Certain

Her doctor was certain that she would lose one of her ovaries. Also, depending on the cyst’s location, she may have to stay in the hospital for a longer period of time. Katie felt as if she was signing away her life.

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One Thing For Certain

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