MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Kayla Rahn said persistent stomach issues that started last year impacted even the most normal day-to-day activities.
"I couldn't even walk to my car without losing my breath," Rahn said.
She was told by medical professionals the solution was simple: lose weight.
"I had been trying to lose weight for about a year, but I was gaining weight," Rahn said. "We went to dinner, and someone asked me if I was having twins, walking out. It was frustrating and rough."
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In May, when the pain had gotten overwhelming, Rahn's mother took her to the ER at Jackson Hospital.
After a series of tests, a large mass was found in her ovary.
"I remember telling my mom I knew they were going to fix it," Rahn said. "I knew something was wrong."
During surgery, doctors removed a 50-pound cyst.
"The technical diagnosis, it was a mucinous cystadenoma," OB/GYN Dr. Gregory Jones said. "It is a benign condition."
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Jones was in the operating room and said this is something he's seen before, but the size was surprising.
"This is one of the largest I have ever seen or certainly removed," he said.
Overall, Rahn's surgery was a success.
"We are very excited things went well for her," Jones said.
With this burden lifted, the young woman has a new lease on life.
Alabama woman has 50-pound ovarian cyst removed