She Told Doctors About "Pregnancy Itch" That Didn't Go Away Even After Childbirth, Only To Get Cancer Diagnosis
February 12, 2019 09:02 By Mambee
Pregnancy is a truly unique state which brings a woman a lot of joy and quite a fair share of worries. How is the baby? Is everything okay with it? Is it comfortable? Along with this, a future mother should always remember to listen to herself and every body signal she gets. If there's something that's disturbing her, she should consult a doctor immediately. If the doctor ignores you, claiming that you're healthy, get a second opinion and then a third one. You know your body best.
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Quite recently, we've told you about Christina DePino who found out she had intrahepatic cholestasis thanks to social media. Doctors induced labor when Christina was 37 weeks pregnant and she became a mother of a healthy baby girl. What would've happened if she hadn't discovered this condition before it was too late?
Our hero of today, Olga Birzula, also suffered from a severe itching during pregnancy. She consulted many professionals, but they all as one claimed that it was just "pregnancy itching" and it would pass after she gave birth.
Olga had led a healthy lifestyle and exercised her whole life; therefore, she felt just wonderful during her pregnancy. Except for the terrible itching...
Olga lived in such a condition until the childbirth. She had a healthy baby girl, but the problem was that itching was still there even after the labor! On the contrary, it only got worse and the new mother's legs and arms were already covered in wounds and scars. Olga went to the doctors again.
The girl was so lucky to find a competent general practitioner. When her baby girl was already 8 months old, through numerous tests, Olga was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma.
The illness was identified at an extensive stage and, as Olga confesses, she had a hard time coming to terms with the diagnosis. She had no powers to fight and she didn't understand how she was supposed to build her life from that moment on. However, the mom got hold of herself and started her battle against the illness.
Olga did her best to keep a positive attitude and followed all the recommendations of her doctor. In her opinion, her family's support was of huge help. Recently, Olga finished an X-ray therapy course and got the doctor's verdict: healthy! The young woman defeated lymphoma, although now she has to come for a check-up every three months. Regardless, it's all downhill from here!
Currently, Olga is leading an active lifestyle and is trying to show everyone that cancer is not the end. You need to fight it and it's crucial to think positive.
Symptoms of Hodgkin's lymphoma
- increased body temperature;
- constant fatigue;
- enlarged lymph nodes on the neck, armpits or groin which may be (but not necessarily) sore;
- night sweats;
- itchy skin;
- weight loss.
What a relief that Olga's life is no longer at risk! Her story is yet another reminder about how important it is to listen to your body and not ignore the "wake-up calls". Stay healthy!
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