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Hailey Bieber tells fans she has ovarian cyst the size of an apple

Hailey Bieber tells fans she has ovarian cyst the size of an apple

Hailey opened up to fans about her health concerns.

Hailey Bieber has opened up to her followers on Instagram, telling them she has an ovarian cyst 'the size of an apple'.

Hailey, 26, shared a photo of her stomach, explaining to followers that she's not pregnant, but instead is struggling with an ovarian cyst.

"I have a cyst on my ovary the size of an apple," she said. "I don't have endometriosis or PCOS [polycystic ovary syndrome] but I have gotten an ovarian cyst a few times and it's never fun.

"It's painful and achey and makes me feel nauseous and bloated and crampy and emotional.

"Anyways... I'm sure a lot of you can overly relate and understand. We got this."

Hailey told followers she was suffering with an ovarian cyst.

An ovarian cyst is a fluid-filled sac that develops on an ovary. The NHS explains that they're 'very common' and often don't cause symptoms, with many going away on their own.

They're usually detected during an ultrasound scan and there are two types - functional ovarian cysts and pathological ovarian cysts.

Functional cysts are linked to the menstrual cycle. Sometimes, if a follicle does not release an egg, or does not shrink after an egg is released, it can swell and become a cyst.

They are non-cancerous (benign) and are usually harmless, although they can sometimes cause symptoms.

Meanwhile, pathological cysts are caused by abnormal cell growth. They are usually non-cancerous, but a small number are cancerous and are often removed via surgery.

Earlier this year, Hailey - who is married to singer Justin Bieber - opened up on another health issue after she revealed she had suffered from a mini stroke.

In a video, the model explained how she began feeling a 'weird sensation' in her arm before feeling numbness in her fingertips.

Hailey has previously opened up about health struggles.
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"The right side of my face started drooping, I couldn't get a sentence out," she said.

Husband Justin noticed something was wrong and immediately instructed someone to call 911. A medic came to examine Hailey and although she couldn't communicate, she said she felt she was 'having a stroke'.

The hospital confirmed that she had suffered a Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) - also known as a mini stroke.

A TIA is caused by a temporary disruption in the blood supply to part of the brain.

"They did some scans and were able to see that I had suffered a small blood clot to my brain," Hailey continued, explaining that she was told by doctors that the combination of her new birth control, a recent battle with covid and travelling 'from Paris and back in a really short amount of time' could have contributed to the clot.

You can read more about what happened here.

Featured Image Credit: haileybieber/Instagram

Topics: Celebrity, Health