Sophie Monk reveals endometriosis suffering
She shared hospital images
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Sophie Monk recently shared intimate images of a hospital visit revealing her struggle with endometriosis. The star spent Monday in hospital undergoing a surgical procedure. Videos posted to her Instagram stories indicated she was clearly under the influence of anaesthetic at the time.
In the first video a groggy Monk, holding her iPhone, talks with the male doctor as he delivers his diagnosis after what appears to be a surgical procedure. “We did find some endometriosis, but not a lot,” says the doctor.
In a second video Monk is shown on a gurney unconscious under anaesthetic as she is tended by medical staff.
She captioned the video saying: “So many women live not knowing they have endometriosis. If you have annoying cycles. You should ask your doctor,” and added a heart emoji.
Endometriosis happens when tissue that normally lines the uterus grows outside the area. It can cause fertility problems and is often first diagnosed when women are seeking treatment for infertility. It can be incredibly painful.
Monk has been full of praise for the Monash IVF, a Sydney In Vitro Fertilisation clinic where she has been attending due to her wish of saving her eggs in order to fulfil a wish of becoming a mother one day.
Severe endometriosis has also been a major source of pain and heartbreak for the yellow Wiggle Emma Watkins. The children's performer has been very vocal about drawing attention to the disease that has made her cancel countless shows and made her life very miserable.
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