Singer Lisa Maffia has been admitted to hospital suffering with symptoms relating to her ongoing battle with Endometriosis.
The So Solid Crew member, aged 42, posted a video message on Instagram to her followers showing her in hospital on a morphine drip.
“I thought I would update you I have endo and fibroids that is why I am always tired,” she said, adding: “Fibrosis, Endometriosis, High white blood cells.” She also complained that she had been on the drop for seven hours but nobody had come and spoken to her.
While she has not been in hospital regularly with the condition, the star has had a number of major gynaecological problems, including the removal of potentially cancerous womb tissue. Her mother died of cervical cancer, leading to Ms Maffia urging her female fans never to miss a smear test.
Women suffering with symptoms like those of Lisa Maffia may benefit from seeing an endometriosis specialist in London to get an accurate diagnosis, as well as the best advice and treatment.
The sight of celebrities suffering with the condition and publicising it may help raise awareness of it, not least among women who are suffering but may not have had their condition diagnosed.
Another sufferer in the public eye is former Love Island star Molly-Mae Hague. The 22-year-old has been describing the symptoms of the condition as she prepares for surgery to help ease the symptoms.
In a YouTube Q and A session, she described the pain experienced during periods as like being in Labour, adding: “I’m literally screaming in pain, no painkiller will make me feel any better, I have to take days and days off work.”
She revealed that her GP had been unable to correctly identify the condition, but she got a second opinion from a specialist who immediately provided an endometriosis diagnosis.