A MUM has said the melon sized tumour doctors found in her womb left her feeling like she was enduring a ‘never ending pregnancy’.
Margaret Mcmahon first went to doctors in 2013 after her stomach ballooned in sized but was told it was down to to irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
The 48-year-old – who was suffering from a bloated stomach and abdominal pains – eventually paid for her own CAT scan where her huge tumour was discovered.
Mum-of-two Margaret, from Belfast, said: “The last year was awful.
“It was like having a never ending pregnany except when you’re pregnant you’re going to get have a baby at the end.
Following an MRI, experts reassured Margaret that it was a non-cancerous fibroid and scheduled a hysterectomy.
However, the teaching assistant had to put her life on hold while she waited for surgery as the fibroid had grown so large it was putting pressure on her bladder.
After having it removed in March, Margaret recovered quickly and was able to enjoy her first family holiday in Spain for two years.