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Vicky Pattison, 34, revealed she was diagnosed with “abnormalities” on her ovaries and “a four-centimeter cyst.”
Reality TV explained that her shocking diagnosis is “enough to take any woman’s breath away, let alone a woman in her thirties.”
Vicky previously revealed that she is having a painful period and that she plans to freeze her eggs for the future.
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“Enough to cut the wind in any woman’s sails”: Tearful Vicky Pattison, 34, revealed she had a “4cm cyst” on her ovaries in shock discovery Monday
Speaking to Instagram, Vicky posted a candid photo in tears before adding a second, happier snap, admitting that despite the initial shock, she remained “realistic and positive.”
She wrote: “As you know I have been struggling with my period for some time and last week I went to the doctor hoping to finally get some answers.
“After a consultation with a GP, blood tests and an ultrasound – they found abnormalities on my ovaries – especially a 4cm cyst on the left – which is probably why my period is so painful. “
On the one hand, I’m so glad I finally got some answers – I was starting to feel like I’m going crazy, I almost convinced myself that I was just a weak bitch who couldn’t handle her f ** king period when all the other women seemed to be able to do it, but now I know it, I feel like my complaint was justified.
Shock: Vicky previously revealed she had a painful period and planned to freeze her eggs
She added: “But on the other hand, this is not information I expected – I had prepared myself to maybe hear that I had PMS or something like that and I thought I had prepared for the worst but it just wasn’t. even occurred to me and understandably last week, I felt a little overwhelmed – that’s why it took me so long to share this.
“As many women may know, a cyst this size can make it naturally very difficult to conceive, which is enough to take any woman’s breath away, let alone a woman in her thirties.
“Now I know there are many options and it’s not uncommon for cysts to shrink, so I’m not going to let my mind race and focus on the more painful outcome. Rather, I will be realistic and positive. ”
To reconcile, she explained: “I am not going to let my mind race and focus on the most painful outcome – I will instead be realistic and positive”
Grateful: Vicky wrote the heartfelt caption as she thanked her followers for their positivity and the medical clinic that looked after her
“I have a call with my doctor this week and I think for now he just wants to keep an eye on it and schedule regular scans to monitor his progress.
“I’ve been processing this information over the last couple of days and I’m feeling a lot better – (see second pic) I’m so sorry I kept you in the dark – just wasn’t expecting this news, I guess so took me a while to figure it out.
“But I’m really glad I went and I guess what I mean is first thank you for all your concerns, your kind messages – it means a lot.
“But also, if there’s something worrying or bothering you about your health – don’t worry – be proactive, get help, and make yourself and your health a priority.
“Many thanks to @mediwellclinic for taking care of me. ”
Positive: Taking hold of her story afterwards, she explained that she felt very “overwhelmed” since receiving the news, but that she remained positive for the future.
Taking her story afterward, she explained that she had felt very “overwhelmed” since hearing the news, but remained positive for the future.
The TV star previously opened up about her plans to freeze her eggs on her podcast, The Secret To, with Love Island’s Laura Anderson, 32, earlier this month.
Vicky, who has been dating Ercan Ramadan, 38, since 2019, explained that she was considering freezing her eggs for the future because she felt he didn’t want to have a baby yet.
Open and honest: Vicky, who has been dating Ercan Ramadan, 38, since 2019, said she plans to freeze her eggs for the future
She said: “I just had a conversation – that’s why I feel like it really touches me at home – with my designer about freezing eggs. ”
“I think it’s a coup for a woman to really take that step and make that conscious decision because you’re freeing yourself from all kinds of time constraints. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I would love to be a mother in the next few years.
“Who can say that when I feel ready, I won’t feel ready at 42, and that puts you in the category of a geriatric mother. Like god, I think I’m even there now.
She added: “It’s really hard for women and I don’t think there should be any stigma. ”
WHAT IS AN OVARIAN CYST
An ovarian cyst is a fluid-filled sac that develops on a woman’s ovary. They are very common and usually do not cause any symptoms.
Most ovarian cysts occur naturally and go away within a few months without requiring treatment.
An ovarian cyst usually only causes symptoms if it divides, is very large, or blocks the blood supply to the ovaries.
It could cause:
- pelvic pain – this can range from a dull, heavy feeling to sudden, severe, sharp pain
- pain during sex
- difficulty emptying the bowels frequent urination
- heavy periods, irregular periods, or lighter-than-normal periods
- bloating and swollen belly
- feeling very full after only eating a little
- difficulty getting pregnant – although fertility is not affected in most women with ovarian cysts
Ovarian cysts can sometimes also be caused by an underlying condition, such as endometriosis.
The vast majority of ovarian cysts are non-cancerous (benign), although a small number are cancerous (malignant). Cancerous cysts are more common in postmenopausal women.
Surgical treatment to remove cysts may be necessary if they are large, causing symptoms, or potentially cancerous.
In some cases, surgery to remove both of your ovaries may be necessary, in which case you no longer produce eggs.
Source : NHS