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A woman has revealed how she baffled doctors after she presented with pregnancy symptoms, but continuously tested negative on tests.
You can watch the video below:
Taking to TikTok, @holliewelham shared a video of her experience, which she first assumed might have been a pregnancy.
"Having pregnancy symptoms and bloating for weeks but negative tests," she wrote on the clip.
Even doctors thought Hollie could have been pregnant due to her growing stomach, and asked her to make an appointment for an ultrasound scan to see what was happening.
However, Hollie explained that once the scan had been done, doctors told her she had an 18cm cyst on her ovary and would need surgery.
She went on to explain she was in agony with the pain, while she waited for more examinations.
"In agony for weeks while I have to wait for blood tests, an MRI and getting bigger every day," she said.
In the shocking photos, Hollie's stomach could be seen to be growing in size as the time went on, before she eventually went in to have it removed.
And other followers were quick to support Hollie, with many sharing their own similar stories.
One person wrote: "I had a 20 cm cyst removed in March this year and had no symptoms except a hard lower stomach which prompted me to see my GP!"
While another said: "I had my surgery just under a year ago and thankfully, everything went super well. Hoping the absolute best for you! You’ll feel so much better."
And a third added: "I had one the size of a fist. They gave me more painkillers for it than my c section."
Meanwhile a fourth commented: "I had one! Had mine removed last august, it was 35cm!! We named it cystal and lost my right ovary, had it since I was 16 and never realised."
You can hear more about what happened on Hollie's TikTok.