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Whoopi Goldberg has opened up about a 'gross' urinary tract infection she had nearly 40 years in a very candid discussion during today's episode of The View - revealing how she is 'thankful' to have gone through the unpleasant experience because it resulted in her endometriosis diagnosis.
The 67-year-old got candid during a discussion about women's health care on The View, telling her cohosts it drives her 'berserk' knowing women are 'still having to beg' for proper care.
The panel were joined by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and filmmaker Shannon Cohn to discuss the latter's documentary - Below The Belt - about endometriosis, when Whoopi decided to share her own journey with the chronic condition.
'For me, I've had it once,' she said of struggling to get a diagnosis.
'I was lucky enough because I had a urinary tract infection I did not take care of... note to people, don't let that stuff go! Stuff happens in your body [and] I ended up with what looked like... I don't mean to gross you out... suddenly there was a smell and it looked like cottage cheese. I didn't know what was going on!
Whoopi Goldberg opened up about her 'gross' diagnosis of endometriosis over forty years ago during Wednesday's episode of The View
The View panel were discussing women's health and endometriosis with Hillary Clinton (left) and filmmaker Shannon Cohn
Whoopi, pictured here in 1986, is believed to have suffered from the condition when she was younger around 1979
Endometriosis is a condition where tissue similar to the lining of the womb grows in other places, including the ovaries and fallopian tubes.
The long-term condition affects women of any age, including teenagers.
Common symptoms include:Pelvic pain Period pain pain during or after sex pain peeing or pooing feeling sick difficulty getting pregnant
Treatments include:Painkillers Hormone medicines and contraceptives Surgery to cut away the patches of endometriosis
'I was lucky enough to get to somebody who said this is called endometriosis and they were able to treat me with antibiotics. That's because somebody knew what they were looking at.'
Referring to Shannon's new film, Whoopi continued: 'When I saw this documentary and I heard that it takes them six to ten years to even get the diagnosis, I don't understand that. What are they doing in