“I was ‘pregnant’ for nine years.” It can only be answered Beryl Romaine, a woman in Britain when asked about a big belly.
Yes, everyone might assume she was pregnant. But Beryl said she was not pregnant, but suffer from fibroids (benign growths in the uterus). This disease makes his stomach continues to swell like a pregnant person.
“Many foreigners leave their seat on the train. They are wondering when the baby would be born. But I just smile and tell them this is not pregnant, but a tumor,” he said.
Approximately one in three women have fibroids. This condition is most often between the ages of 30 and 50 years. The exact cause is unknown but assumed medics, the condition is associated with high levels of the female hormones estrogen and progesterone, write Dailymail, Friday (08/26/2016).
“There is a strong genetic predisposition. If your mom had it, you tend to be, well,” said consultant obstetrics and gynecology at St George’s Hospital NHS Trust, South-West London and Newlife Fertility Centre in Epsom, Surrey, Isaac Manyonda.
The problem, he said, fibroids do not cause symptoms. This condition can disappear without treatment. However, in some cases, women experience pelvic pain and prolonged menstruation.
Knowing the condition, Beryl admitted quite saddened. He said that had to bury his dream of having a husband and children like most other people.
“That night I delivered the news to my fiance. He is from Africa, and it must have a child. In the end I gave in, and we canceled the wedding,” he said.
Beryl remembers, his girlfriend was angry because he had to undergo removal of the uterus (hysterectomy). “It’s a woman’s prerogative to have children, the uterus, the female organ is part of the future.”
Not only that, Beryl career was ruined. His dream became a reliable journalist should be buried deep. Until he is unthinkable to work in marketing because it can sit in the office.
Indeed, over time, Beryl worked as a contractor’s financial and housing, but he always locks myself because people keep asking about the condition of pregnancy. “I was very defensive and angry. I’m too tired to share regarding this disease. In the office, I do not have anyone to talk to.
There are doctors who suggested that he undergo myomectomy, but the surgeons in the UK rejected it because of the size and location of the tumor. “This tumor was attached at the top of the uterus, like a sleeping baby in the womb. Doctors say the surgery is too risky because it can cause bleeding.”