Molly-Mae Hague reveals she's been diagnosed with endometriosis

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Photo credit: Molly-Mae Hague, @mollymae - Instagram
Photo credit: Molly-Mae Hague, @mollymae - Instagram

Molly-Mae Hague has revealed she's been diagnosed with endometriosis and is preparing to have surgery, after doctors previously told her she didn't have the condition.

Opening up in a new YouTube video, Molly explained that she's preparing to have keyhole surgery to "get rid" of her endometriosis, a condition which is notoriously difficult to diagnose, with symptoms including extremely painful periods, as well as pelvic pain and difficulty falling pregnant.

Molly has spoken about struggling with painful periods in the past, saying that she mentioned endometriosis to her doctor but was told her doctor was "sure" she didn't have the condition.

Now, she's explained how she finally got a diagnosis, telling her subscribers, "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.

"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 like 'please check for endometriosis'."

The Love Island star went on to explain how doctors had previously told her she didn't have the condition. She continued, "So I went to the doctors a couple of times ... I was like 'I really do think I have endometriosis', I have every sign and symptom of it, my period pains are to the point where I literally can't stand up. I'm in unbearable pain, I have to take time off work, it's just ridiculous.

"Every single doctor said to me 'no, no, no, you definitely don't have endometriosis."

It wasn't until Molly visited a specialist that she finally got a diagnosis. She explained, "Anyway, I went to this other doctor who was a specialist in endometriosis, and 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.

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

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Molly then revealed her plans to have keyhole surgery to deal with her endometriosis, with the condition occurring when tissue similar to the lining of the womb starts to grow in other places, such as the ovaries and fallopian tubes.

"This keyhole surgery that I'm gonna have is to get rid of it, but there's like a 40% chance of it coming back, but I need to do something about all this stuff that I'm dealing with the endometriosis, I need to have this surgery," she told followers.

Molly also went on to talk about her nerves surrounding having a blood test before surgery, as well as having a cannula, and it's something many of us can relate to.

"I wanna be that mature girl that can just walk into the doctors and they say 'oh we've gotta take a blood test' and I'm like 'yeah no worries'. I wanna be that mature, cool girl that nothing phases, but I just wasn't born that way. That isn't me, that's not the way I was created, and that's just the way it is."

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