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IN People ON 26 Sep, 2015
We never know what may life bring you. Sometimes it might be an amazing experience or it might capsize your life. We think that small things won't effect our life much but many times these are to know ones that become your biggest foe.
One such incident occurred in Mexico when a woman experienced sudden increment in her weight. Her weight kept on increasing in vast proportions which left her extremely uncomfortable and immobile.
Later, she was treated with emergency surgery and what doctors found left them astonished. The thing they found was the biggest vile disbelief from the thing that came out of her body.
Mercedes Talamante lives in Mexico. She is 51 year old and has just gone through a terrible, hurting and shocking experience. She gained 275 pounds. Initially, she thought that her increment in weight was a hormonal which was associated with her ageing process. As every lady is very particular about weight. Similarly Ms Talamante also became depressed due to weight gain and hence stopped going out of her house due to change in her appearance.
According to Ms Talamante, she thought that weight gain was a side effect of her ageing. She had almost doubled her weight in a 5 years. But since last two years, she weighed about 275 pound and it became very difficult for her to even move around which left her completely dependent on her daughter to do her casual work. Therefore, which made her even more depressed. Before her weight gain, Ms Talamante used to weigh 143 pound and until it became too painful for her to even move around. Then, finally her daughter forced her to consult a doctor.
After her daughters request Ms Talamante visited the Cabo San Lucas hospital, in north-western Mexico and was checked up by Doctor Moises Aaron Nunez who is also the director of the hospital. The doctors performed ultrasound and were that was the moment when they received the biggest shock of their life. The were gawking at the damn reason which made her gain so much weight. The ultrasound and X-rays confirmed doctors that their was a tumour growing in Ms Talamante's ovaries and stomach. The scaring part was that the tumour had grown to 132lbs in just 5 years. After all the processes she was operated for 4 years by Dr. Gilberto Inzulza and his surgical team. In end they were successful in removing the tumour without harming her. Ms Talamante thanked the medical team. She said: 'I feel like a new woman. In fact after the surgery when I took my first steps, I felt like I was walking on air.' The tumour is thought to be the largest and heaviest ever to be removed from a woman's ovary.
The ovaries are two small organs situated on either side of the uterus in a woman's body.Their function is to discharge hormones especially oestrogen, which is responsible for causing menstruation. Also each month, the ovaries release a tiny egg. This egg travels down to the fallopian tube to possibly be fertilised. This whole process of egg release is called ovulation. Tumors can form in ovaries as easily as in any part of the body. If tumors are non-cancerous, they are said to be benign. If they are cancerous, they are called malignant. Causes of such tumors are aging, smoking, obesity, taking fertility drugs and possible hereditary reasons.
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