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A fortnight ago, R&b singer Monica opened up about having to undergo a second surgery to tackle issues stemming from her Endometriosis diagnosis.
But the surgery did not initially go to plan.
During a recent visit to “Daily Blast Live,” she revealed she received several blood transfusions.
“I had never heard of it [until] just four years ago when I was diagnosed. Endometriosis is extremely painful and women, monthly, feel like suffering is a part of the deal. But you find out — when you learn about endometriosis — that we shouldn’t be in excruciating pain and you learn that every age can suffer from endometriosis,” she told the show’s hosts.
According to Healthline, endometriosis occurs when endometrial tissue grows on your ovaries, bowel, and tissues lining your pelvis. The common gynecological condition affects up to 10% of women. It can make sex painful, menstrual cycle unbearable and can be notably difficult to diagnose.
Monica was diagnosed with the condition in May of 2017 after being hospitalized numerous times with debilitating migraines and acute abdominal pain.
“So, once I was diagnosed, I initially had the first surgery and it was not like the second — the second was very hard. I was in the hospital for a week and I ended up having multiple blood transfusions. But now being on the mend and recovering I’ve become somewhat of an advocate because I want women to know what this disease is and I want them to know that there is hope for them.”
Talk to your doctor if you have a family member who has endometriosis as you may have a higher risk of developing the condition.