Woman issues urgent warning after unexpected E.R. diagnosis

A woman took to Reddit to warn other women about the importance of paying attention to the warning signs their bodies send them. The woman — who goes by wanttobreathe on the platform — shared her experience with “horrific pain” six years ago. Posting in the r/TwoXChromosomes subreddit, she explained how she went to the E.R. “doubled over in so much pain". Though her scans “looked normal” and her bloodwork “was fine,” the doctor still wanted to do exploratory surgery. “Turns out I had carcinoid cancer in my appendix,” she wrote. “I still think about … how they believed me, a 29 year old woman, about my pain, and took a risk to help me,” she added