A woman experiencing severe abdominal pain sought out the help of her doctor who called her 'fat' and sent her away.
What happened to Michelle Bell from West Sussex is a horrible event that could have ended fatally for the Briton. For a while, she had been feeling severe pain in her abdomen, and her period seemed to have been getting heavier. The 38-year-old went looking for a gynaecologist, hoping to get an answer.
Her gynaecologist sent her away
When the mother of two described her symptoms, her doctor reacted differently than expected. She told The Sun:
I explained my symptoms to my doctor (...) I paused, expecting that he would examine me and order tests to be carried out; instead, he leaned back in his chair and raised an eyebrow, 'You're just overweight,' was all he said.
She insisted on being examined by him, but the doctor dismissed her and simply told her to lose weight.
I was speechless; my mouth was literally open.
A few days later, Michelle visited another gynaecologist who examined her directly after she described her symptoms. As it turns out, the 38-year-old was suffering from ovarian cancer. One day later, the mother of two was lying on the operating table—her entire left ovary and several cysts from the right ovary were successfully removed.
Today, the Briton is cancer-free. Michelle doesn't even want to imagine what would have happened if she hadn't have gotten a second opinion. She said:
My doctor had neglected my symptoms simply because of my weight. Had I have listened to him, the cancer would have spread and my children would have maybe grown up without their mother.
Take a look at the video above for more from Michelle's shocking story...