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Olivia Culpo Undergoing Endometriosis Surgery! Shares Feelings In Latest IGTV Video

Olivia Culpo shares photos after undergoing surgery for her “excruciating” endometriosis!

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Olivia Culpo (Source: NewYorkFashionWeek)

American model, actress, fashion influencer and social media personality, Olivia Culpo revealed on Instagram that she has endometriosis, a disorder in which tissue similar to the tissue that forms the lining of the uterus grows outside of your uterine cavity. The actress has been sharing the agony she has gone throughout the procedure and the parts that helped her get through this.

Olivia Culpo shares her experience

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Culpo took it to Instagram and updated her followers regarding her condition. She wrote in the caption: “Yesterday I had surgery for my endometriosis. Not a very glamorous post but I felt like I needed to share this to create more awareness around this disease.”

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Olivia Culpo (Source: Shape)

Olivia shared how the disease affected a significant part of her life, and it has left quite an impact on the social media star. The disease affected Culpo not only physically but emotionally and mentally as well. “[It] can interfere with fertility and overall health, and honestly, happiness,” she wrote. “To top things off, [endo] is excruciatingly painful but nearly impossible to see through an ultrasound.”

The medical procedure

It is usually challenging to detect such disease through ultrasound, but for Culpo, it was the one to do the job. Culpo informed in her experience that it was through ultrasound that she understood the intensity of endometriomas on her ovaries. Endometriomas, otherwise known as deep ovarian endometriosis, are dark fluid-filled cavities that develop deep within your ovaries as a result of severe endometriosis, according to Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH). The cysts do not have a standard size and can vary depending on different body types. They are also known as “chocolate cysts,” which is the term Culpo used in her post. 

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Olivia Culpo (Source: GettyImages)

Endometriomas are quite severe, as they can contribute to infertility and have the potential to destroy all remaining healthy ovarian tissue, according to BWH. In some cases, that can cause partial or complete loss of ovarian function which, in turn, can cause medical barriers for those undergoing fertility treatments later on, according to BWH. Olivia took the responsibility of sharing all her knowledge to help fellow sufferers. “I know a lot of people out there in the endo community are familiar with these diagnoses, which is why I am so passionate about this,” Culpo continued. “Painful periods are not normal.”

Culpo expresses her gratitude and shares a message for the “endo-warriors.”

It is these times when a person seeks comfort from the close ones and supporters. Culpo thanked her “amazing” doctors and hospital staff for taking care of her. She also shared some encouraging words for her fellow “endo warriors.”

 

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Olivia Culpo (Source: Superbowl)

 “To anyone out there who has endometriosis, I understand the depression and overall loneliness that can occur with a condition that is so painful yet so hard to be interpreted by other people outside of the body,” she wrote. “It’s hard when chronic pain is not validated and you don’t get an answer or understanding. I will continue to spread more awareness around endometriosis so that your symptoms can be validated. You are not alone and you are so strong.”

Michelle Joslin Christian
Michelle Joslin Christian
Michelle Christian completed her bachelors in Electronics and communication recently. An avid reader, writer, novice artist who sketches and paints sometimes, loves photography and holds a guitar which sounds good occasionally.

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