Molly-Mae Hague is set to have keyhole surgery to treat endometriosis after finally being diagnosed with the condition by a specialist. Despite affecting 10% of women worldwide, it takes an average of 8 years from the onset of symptoms for women to be diagnosed in the UK. In her latest YouTube video, Molly-Mae opened up about her experience.
Molly-Mae Hague’s endometriosis diagnosis
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.
Molly-Mae revealed that despite going to multiple doctors and explaining she suspected she had endometriosis as she was experiencing ‘unbearable’ period pain and having to take time off work, she was repeatedly told ‘no, no, no you definitely don’t have endometriosis.’ However, she recently saw an endometriosis specialist who diagnosed her 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 and loads of other things, and you can never really cure it.
What are the symptoms of endometriosis?
Endometriosis is a chronic condition that occurs when tissue similar to the lining of the womb grows in other places. It affects each person differently but common symptoms are pain in the lower tummy or back, very painful periods, pain during or after sex and constipation or diarrhoea during your period.