Love Island star Molly-Mae Hague opened up about her seven-year battle with endometriosis in a YouTube video, explaining that: "From the age of 15 I knew something was really, really not right."
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"I cannot explain the levels of pains I've experienced in recent years through my period. I've nearly called an ambulance on multiple occasions because of the level of pain I was in," the 22-year-old shared.
Molly-Mae Hague worried for her life amid severe period pain
"I was fearful for my life. I'd ask myself: 'If I'm in this much agonising pain, what is happening in my body?' I'd wonder if I was going to see the next morning because the pain would always happen in the night. It was horrendous."
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The Pretty Little Thing creative director revealed she'd take weeks off work at a time, and if she was out and about she would rush home as soon as she felt the pain begin. "I'd need to get home because I was in excruciating pain, so I could just cry and scream alone," she said.
Molly-Mae also explained that on top of agonising periods, sex is "excruciating."
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The YouTuber revealed that she first went to the doctor when she was 17 and it took her around five trips to the doctor to be diagnosed.
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"I can't even begin to explain how ill my periods were making me," Molly-Mae continued. "I felt like I'd been hit by a car and my sex life became non-existent because my sex drive was so low."
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The tanning brand owner underwent an operation at the end of 2021 to try to help with her endometriosis. Though the operation "definitely helped," Molly-Mae said she has not been cured. "I still have extremely heavy, painful period. I have to change my tampon every 30 minutes, but it is more manageable now."
Molly-Mae worried fans earlier this month when she shared she was in hospital for a blood test, and in her 17-minute video about endometriosis she explained that despite her operation, sex is still painful and that was why she was in hospital recently. "I had a blood test and MRI scan, and I'm going to see gynaecologist to help with that," she said.
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