Love Island's Erin Barnett undergoes 16th surgery

'My body has had enough': Love Island star Erin Barnett shares a candid photo of her severely bloated tummy after undergoing her 16th surgery - as she raises awareness for endometriosis

By Kristy Johnson For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 12:21 GMT, 1 November 2020 | Updated: 12:21 GMT, 1 November 2020

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Erin Barnett has spoken candidly in the past about her surgeries for issues relating to endometriosis and polycystic ovarian syndrome.

On Sunday, the former Love Island star shared a photo of her severely bloated stomach to Instagram, after having a cyst removed from inside her right ovary, in her sixteenth surgery to date.

The 24-year-old, who is using her platform to raise awareness, candidly told fans that it can be 'overwhelming' watching your body 'go from one extreme to another'.  

'My body has had enough': Love Island star Erin Barnett, 24, shared this candid photo of her severely bloated tummy to Instagram on Sunday. The reality star had a cyst removed from inside her right ovary, in her 16th surgery related to endometriosis

'My body has had enough': Love Island star Erin Barnett, 24, shared this candid photo of her severely bloated tummy to Instagram on Sunday. The reality star had a cyst removed from inside her right ovary, in her 16th surgery related to endometriosis

Erin posted a photo of her flat stomach on the day of her surgery, next to a post-surgery image two days after, that saw her belly severely swollen.

In her post captioned 'Surgery number 16: Completed', the reality star revealed that she has had a cyst removed from the inside of her right ovary. 

Erin said that while she's not experiencing any side effects from an implant to help manage her endometriosis, she is feeling 'super uncomfortable'.

'I'm still swollen and bloated, I'm super uncomfortable and my back keeps swelling from my bulging disc lol YAAAYYYY,' she wrote.

Honest and open: Erin told fans that it can be 'overwhelming' watching your body 'go from one extreme to another': 'I'm still swollen and bloated, I'm super uncomfortable and my back keeps swelling from my bulging disc lol YAAAYYYY'

Honest and open: Erin told fans that it can be 'overwhelming' watching your body 'go from one extreme to another': 'I'm still swollen and bloated, I'm super uncomfortable and my back keeps swelling from my bulging disc lol YAAAYYYY' 

'Watching your body go from one extreme to another in just a few days can be super overwhelming, especially when you can't control what happens post surgery.'

Erin went on to say that she hopes it's her last surgery as her body has 'had enough', and is compiling a mini vlog to answer questions she has been asked by her fans.

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