63-yr-old woman blamed big belly on weight gain, docs remove giant tumour

  • | Wednesday | 12th June, 2019

Although she ignored it initially, thinking it must be due to weight gain, her daughter found it strange, and they consulted a doctor. “Overgrown ovarian tumours pose a risk to the patient because of the potential spread into the surrounding organs, which can make its removal a complicated procedure. It is very rare to see ovarian tumours of this size, especially in women above the age of 60 years. “We witness about 75-100 cases of ovarian cysts every month, out of which only 2-3 require surgical interventions,” Dr Sowmya. Ovarian tumours are characterised by symptoms like prolonged menstruation, abdominal and lower back pain, and frequent need to visit the bathroom and not able to completely evacuate during motions.

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