Love Island star Molly-Mae Hague is to undergo surgery after being diagnosed with endometriosis.
The 22-year-old reality TV beauty told fans of the diagnosis in a YouTube video, in which she revealed she had been suffering from "excruciating" pain during her periods but the condition had been left untreated.
"I actually have got to have an operation for something that I want to tell you guys about," she explained. "It's kind of a good thing and it's kind of a bad thing.
"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, who is dating her Love Island co-star Tommy Fury, explained that she had been repeatedly told she couldn't have endometriosis before going to see a private specialist.
"Straight away they said, 'You absolutely do have endometriosis, it's clear as day'," she said of the new medical advice. "So I guess that's kind of a good thing because at least I know now what it is.
"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."
She hopes her operation will alleviate the condition, which occurs when cells in the lining of the womb are found elsewhere in the body, causing bleeding that in turn causes pain, heavy periods and fatigue, but said there is around 40 per cent chance of it returning after her surgery. Endometriosis, which affects around 10 per cent of women globally, also puts sufferers at higher risk of infertility, and bowel and bladder problems.
Last year, the Love Island runner-up had another health scare - as she learned a mole removed from her leg was cancerous.