'I don't have endometriosis or PCOS but I have gotten an ovarian cyst a few times and it's never fun,' she wrote on her Stories.
The 26-year-old model also set the record straight after speculation that she might be pregnant. 'Not a baby,' she clarified in the post. Hailey Bieber is one among a long stream of celebrities who have been subjected to scrutiny about their fertility and pregnancy, with pregnancy rumours that recently circled after Love Island star Olivia Attwood left the I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here jungle.
Yet, Bieber took to the platform to inform her followers that, in fact, after a few health scares this year, she is suffering from a cyst on her ovary. A cyst on your ovary is defined by tiny fluid- or tissue-filled sacs. 'The vast majority of ovarian cysts are benign, follicular cysts that come and go with your cycle and need no further management' explains Dr Taraneh Shirazian, M.D., a gynaecologist at NYU Langone Health. According to the Office on Women's Health (OWH), most women make at least one cyst each month, due to their regular periods.
Sometimes, though, the symptoms can worsen, the cysts become too large, and surgery is required. In other cases, the symptoms can be painful, disruptive and debilitating, with the most common side effect being pain in the lower right or left side of the pelvis, 'right where the ovaries are,' says Shirazian.
Swelling, discomfort and bloating are other recorded symptoms, as mentioned by Bieber. 'It's painful and achey and makes me feel nauseas and bloated and crampy and emotional,' she continued.
'Anyways... I'm sure a lot of you can overly relate and understand. We got this,' she concluded.
For more information about cysts on ovaries, read up on the symptoms you shouldn't ignore, here, with insight from Dr Eloise Chapman-Davis, a gynaecological oncologist at Weill Cornell Medicine and New York-Presbyterian, or if symptoms persist, speak to your GP or gynaecologist.
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