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Molly-Mae Hague reveals she’s been diagnosed with endometriosis after symptoms were ignored

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.

Concerning: Molly-Mae Hague, 22, has revealed she’s been diagnosed with endometriosis after her excruciating symptoms were repeatedly ignored by doctors

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.

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)

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

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.

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

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

WHAT IS ENDOMETRIOSIS?

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 hormone treatment.

Source: Endometriosis UK

‘It’s not a good thing that I have endometriosis, because obviously it can affect fertility and loads of other things, and you can never really cure it.’

Explaining there was still a 40 per cent chance the condition could return, Molly-Mae told fans she knew surgery was the next step.

Endometriosis occurs when cells in the lining of the womb are found elsewhere in the body. 

Getting help: Explaining there was still a 40 per cent chance the condition could return, Molly-Mae told fans she knew surgery was the next step

Getting help: Explaining there was still a 40 per cent chance the condition could return, Molly-Mae told fans she knew surgery was the next step

Glam: After sharing her YouTube video, Molly-Mae took to Instagram to share a pair of snaps from dinner in London

Glam: After sharing her YouTube video, Molly-Mae took to Instagram to share a pair of snaps from dinner in London

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 can include pain, heavy periods and fatigue, as well as a higher risk of infertility, and bowel and bladder problems.

This isn’t the first time Molly-Mae has shared her health fears with fans, as last year she learned a mole removed from her leg was cancerous.

The star broke down in tears as her doctor told her via telephone that the mole was a malignant melanoma – a type of skin cancer – after she filmed herself being given the diagnosis for a YouTube video posted in November.

Shock diagnosis! This isn't the first time Molly-Mae has shared her health fears with fans, as last year she learned a mole removed from her leg was cancerous

Shock diagnosis! This isn’t the first time Molly-Mae has shared her health fears with fans, as last year she learned a mole removed from her leg was cancerous

In the video, she opened up about what she’s been going through following her ‘shock’ diagnosis, telling her fans: ‘I was walking around with skin cancer on my leg.’

Molly-Mae revealed that she learned her mole was a malignant melanoma during a work trip to Italy, when a doctor phoned her to deliver the diagnosis following a recent biopsy.

The social media star initially got the mole on her leg checked out by two dermatologists but was told it was nothing to worry about.

Molly-Mae eventually sought third professional opinion during a routine check-up because she ‘felt something wasn’t quite right’.

Woes: The star broke down in tears as her doctor told her that the mole was a malignant melanoma - a type of skin cancer - after she filmed herself being given the diagnosis

Woes: The star broke down in tears as her doctor told her that the mole was a malignant melanoma – a type of skin cancer – after she filmed herself being given the diagnosis 

Speaking on her YouTube video, after the phone call from her doctor played out, she told fans: ‘I got the call today and he’s told me it is malignant melanoma – which is skin cancer basically.

‘It’s obviously petrifying, shocking and scary. I don’t even know what to think or say. I cannot believe I was told by others doctors it was OK. I am so upset and angry.

‘I just briefly asked this doctor when I was walking out. I was walking around with skin cancer on my leg!

‘If I hadn’t have asked, I’d still have that mole on my leg now and I’d be none the wiser. It could be spreading through my body, you just never know.’

Molly-Mae continued, explaining how she was trying to be strong, despite breaking down, so that her loved ones didn’t freak out, and concluded the video by urging her fans to have their moles checked out.  

Being given the news: Molly-Mae eventually sought third professional opinion during a routine check-up because she 'felt something wasn't quite right'

Being given the news: Molly-Mae eventually sought third professional opinion during a routine check-up because she ‘felt something wasn’t quite right’

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