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Woman Is Horrified When Getting Birth Control, Doctors Find A Massive Lump

One young writer had some unusual sensations during sexual intercourse. She says it felt like a lump inside of her was moving around when she had sex.

She Googled her symptoms and decided that it was most likely due to constipation. If it hadn't been for an appointment to fit her with birth control, she might have never known that she had cancer.

Ellie Taylor-Davis went to get fitted for a birth control coil when her doctor discovered a lump on her ovaries the size of a watermelon. The 28-year-old freelance writer had some unusual sensations during sex, but she chalked it up to something minor and ignored the warnings.

She never dreamed that she could have a serious health problem.

The tumor was a 16-cm cancerous mass that was crushing her organs. She was rushed into surgery to have the mass removed.

"I was so shocked by how huge the tumor was," remarks Taylor-Davis. "I'm only a small person, I'm 5ft 2 and a size six, so to have a 16cm mass the size of a baby inside of me and not know it was really shocking."

"When they took the tumor out of me it looked like an alien, it was huge and weird looking, I could believe I had that inside of me,” she tells the Daily Mail. "Thankfully it was caught in time and I am in remission now - it's really important for women to get in tune with their bodies and become aware of the changes in their own bodies."

Thankfully, Taylor-Davis didn't end up requiring radiotherapy, and she's expected to recover. Doctors say she's in remission, but she's warning others after the close call.

"You never think you'll be faced with something like this," Taylor-Davis says. "Thinking about whether I'd live or die at my age was really horrible. If I hadn't gone to have the coil fitted, the cancer could have spread much further, and I'd be none the wiser."

"I knew something was wrong and the saying 'you know your body best' is definitely true, you have to listen to your gut instinct," the young woman adds.

She can't believe now that she tried to diagnose herself on the internet. "I Googled the symptoms but convinced myself it couldn't be cancer," she recalls. "After they told me it could be cancer I crawled into bed, unable to call my mum, boyfriend or friends, and lay there for five hours completely devastated - at my age you never think you could get ovarian cancer."

The writer is encouraging everyone to be more aware of their health and the changes that go on inside of their bodies. "It's really important for women to get in tune with their bodies and become aware of the changes in their own bodies," she said.

"Although the risk of ovarian cancer is relatively low in young women, it's very important that women of all ages are informed about the symptoms,” she explains. “It's also important that young women are listening to their bodies and are empowered to seek their doctor's help if they suspect anything is wrong."

Source: Daily Mail, Mirror
Photos: Little Things, Kaspars Grinvalds/123RF Stock Photo, Jean-Paul CHASSENET/123RF Stock Photo, Cathy Yeulet/123RF Stock Photo

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