After a while, Hilton became tired of the constant dieting and quick-handed advice from doctors.
"I quit going to doctors, every one I went to told me to lose weight and I had tried every diet I could think of."
It wasn't until Hilton finally went to visit Doctor Jennifer Cameron that she figured out what was going on within her body. She had a 93 pound benign ovarian cyst.
The thorough Doctor Cameron stated,"The first summer I met her, her legs were so tight, so huge her legs would just crack and weep." Doctor Cameron continued, "This (cyst) was just like a big balloon, a big beach ball."
From noticing the problem with Hilton's legs, Cameron thought that exploratory surgery would be a viable option. Fortunately for Hilton, the doctor's inquiry led to the shocking discovery of the 93 pound cyst, which is pictured at above.
Since the surgery, Hilton's physique and health have greatly improved. According to CBS News, she has now lost 137 pounds and reportedly weighs 359 pounds.
Ovarian cysts in and of themselves are not necessarily cancerous, and according to doctors, much smaller ovarian cysts are common and often go unnoticed and without any symptoms.
One important point Ms. Hilton's story brings is in regard to personal health and our bodies. When dealing with issues of your health, there is no such thing as asking too many questions or asking for doctors to look more into changes you have seen in your health.
Related to this article is an editorial on the importance of regular Breast and Testicular exams and how to do them yourself after consulting a doctor. It is an important thing to read and keep in mind.
You can never ask your doctor too many questions.
A video interview of Ms. Hilton is also available here.