A woman whose friends convinced her to take a pregnancy test after showing signs of a growing "baby bump" was devastated when she learned that her swollen stomach was actually there tumors were due to two massive ovaries.
Josephine Clinton, who was struggling with infertility, said she stopped in the emergency department after her pregnancy test at home was negative. The stomach really did come out of nowhere in a few weeks, "said Clinton, 49, to Kennedy News and media. "Wherever I lost weight ̵
Clinton said she had other symptoms including a gym injury, irritable bowel syndrome, and more water, and a previous doctor's appointment was reported to have overlooked her tumors, and she was not serious about her symptoms until her friends convinced her to take a pregnancy test.
"I decided to go to the local hospital on my way home to get a quick check-up," she said, according to Kennedy News and Media. "They immediately took me to scan, then took me to a room and told me there was a mess in my pelvic area. I was basically on the ground because I thought of my own accord that they would tell me I had a bit of irritated bowels or something. "
WOMAN GOES OUT OF BLOOD FLUIDS 17 DAYS AFTER BREAST IMPLANTS, TUMMY TUCK  Clinton told the news agency that her sister had suffered a similar ordeal, but she did not know what to look for. She said that on her first biopsy, the doctors drained seven liters of fluid from the stomach and seven more during a second biopsy. Finally, she was scheduled for a complete hysterectomy.
"It's a bit blurry for me now because I have those blinkers where I thought everything would be fine and I'll go through it," she told Kennedy News and the media. "I thought … at the end of the day [if] everything is fine and I get on the other side, they can throw everything they want on me."
Clinton said her friends feared loss because of her quick weight, but she did not know at the time how bad her situation was.
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"I lost so much weight and changed so much, but you do not see it in yourself," said to Kennedy News and Media. "They just took everything away – my cervix and all at once. I have a nice big scar now.
Although Clinton had no signs of cancer, she still performs follow-up visits every six months to make sure the tumors do not return. It calls for more awareness of the symptoms of non-cancerous tumors.
"I'm very happy," she told the news agency. "You do not know how lucky you are, right? I am grateful that my friends made me this pregnancy test that day, otherwise I might have just passed it on or left it. People do that because you dare not believe it's serious. "