Molly-Mae Hague has revealed she's been diagnosed with endometriosis after her excruciating symptoms were repeatedly ignored by doctors.
The Love Island star, 22, told fans in her latest YouTube video that she will undergo surgery for the condition after finally getting a diagnosis from a private specialist.
Admitting that having endometriosis 'wasn't a good thing,' Molly-Mae reassured fans that the procedure could help treat the condition, but there was still chance it could return in later life.
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In her latest online post Molly-Mae documented 24 hours in her daily life, which included dashing around London to pose in glamorous shoots.
However at the end of the video she shared her diagnosis, after struggling with painful periods throughout her life.
She said: 'I actually have got to have an operation for something that I want to tell you guys about. It's kind of a good thing and it's kind of a bad thing.
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Worries: The Love Island star told fans she will undergo surgery for the condition after finally getting a diagnosis from a private specialist (pictured in an Instagram post on Thursday)
Candid: In a video she shared with fans on YouTube, Molly-Mae said she sought medical help after struggling with painful periods
'I've told you guys for so long now that I suffer with excruciating periods and so many of you guys were commenting on my videos telling me to check for endometriosis.'
Molly-Mae added that she was repeatedly told by doctors she couldn't have endometriosis, and finally decided to seek help from a private specialist.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
She explained: 'Straight away they said ''You absolutely do have endometriosis, it's clear as day''. So I guess that's kind of a good thing because at least I know now what it is.
Open: Molly-Mae added that she was repeatedly told by doctors she couldn't have endometriosis, and finally decided to seek help from a private specialist
Endometriosis occurs when cells in the lining of the womb are found elsewhere in the body.
Each month, these cells react in the same way as those in the womb; building up, breaking down and bleeding. Yet, the blood has no way to escape the body.
Symptoms include pain, heavy periods and fatigue, as well as a higher risk of infertility, and bowel and bladder problems.
Its cause is unknown but may be genetic, related to problems with the immune system or exposure to chemicals.
Treatment focuses on pain relief and improving quality of life, which may include surgery or