Shirley Ballas To Have 'Urgent' Scan On Organs Following Lump Scare
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Shirley is now scheduled to undergo a number of organ scans after her doctor discovered she was suffering from abnormally high levels of testosterone.
Speaking with The Sun, Shirley said her doctor was "mortified" by the results and she had the highest testosterone levels she had ever seen in a woman.
Shirley said: "My NHS doctor is very good, so the fact that she is concerned makes me concerned – and she was mortified by my results.
"She said I have the highest testosterone levels she’s ever seen in a woman, and testosterone can wreak havoc on the female organs. So she’s requested an urgent scan of all of my organs at King’s College, London."
Shirley explains her doctors want to avoid speculating on what the issue might be and are focusing on getting her hormone levels under control.
Last week, Shirley announced that she had some ‘concerning’ blood results back.
The 61-year-old addressed her fans in an Instagram video explaining what the situation, writing: "So blood work back. A little concerning so doctor is making an appointment at King's to check certain odd things happening in my body, I won't go into the details at the moment.
"Anyway to each and every one of you who started me on this road thank you so much.
"I'll keep you all updated each and every one of you. Remember health is wealth so I'll be on top of these issues for the time being. With gratitude to you all."
In the video, Shirley also thanked the viewers who'd spotted the concerning lump.
She said: "Since several of you thought they saw a lump under my arm and I went to get that checked. Then the doctor said that she thought my levels were not right. My hormone levels weren't right. So I went and had a lot of blood work done."
Shirley then revealed that blood tests found her testosterone levels were "ultra high", her oestrogen levels were "extremely low" and that she now needs a scan on her adrenal glands and ovaries.
"All in all a little concerning for my doctor," Shirley said.
"And all because several concerned people bothered to let me know what was going on."
"I love you all, I appreciate you and thank you," she added.
For more information on checking lumps and what to look out for, please visit the NHS website here.