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Suffering from months of unexplained abdominal pain caused a woman to become overweight and confused until a doctor finally resolved the 50-pound problem.
Kayla Rahn, 30, told WSFA that before she was diagnosed with an ovarian cyst, she was simply told to lose her. She struggled with normal daily activities.
"I could not even get to my car without losing my breath," Rahn said.
She said strangers believed she was nine months pregnant.
"I really looked like I was a solid 9 months pregnant, we went to dinner and someone asked me if I had any twins, it was frustrating and rough," Rahn said.
It Was Only One Day When the pain became unbearable, she was sent to the emergency room in Montgomery. After several tests, doctors finally discovered the huge cyst that flooded their bodies.
"The technical diagnosis, it was a mucinous cystadenoma, it is a benign condition," said OB-GYN at Jackson Hospital. Gregory Jones vs WSFA.
Now that the weight has been removed from her shoulders and literally from her body, she has a new life.
"As soon as I got home and made a difference, I tried every shirt and it was great," Rahn said. "I could not wear this dress that I have in a year."
Rahn only hopes that her story can serve as a warning to anyone else who might go through the same thing, never to give up, trusting what her body tells them to do.