Angie Kent rushed to hospital due to painful endometriosis flare-up


Angie Kent reveals she spent her Easter weekend in hospital due to a painful endometriosis flare-up: ‘My body fully shuts down’

Angie Kent has revealed she spent her entire Easter long weekend in hospital after suffering painful endometriosis symptoms.

The former Bachelorette, 32, shared a video to Instagram on Tuesday of herself with an IV drip in her arm as she explained her symptoms in the caption.

‘Happy Easter long weekend to me. Flare-ups, throwing up, dehydrations and anxiety attacks from pain,’ she wrote.

Hospitalised: Angie Kent has revealed she spent her entire Easter long weekend in hospital after suffering painful endometriosis symptoms

‘Too sensitive still for back-to-back family and friend activities. My body fully shuts down,’ she added.

‘Sometimes we just don’t know when it’s going to creep up on us endo/interstitial cystitis (IC) warriors!’

Endometriosis is a condition where tissue that covers the inside of the uterus, the endometrium, appears in other parts of the body and causes chronic inflammation, scarring and pelvic pain.

The endometriosis tissue outside the uterus will bleed just as it would as the lining of the uterus.

Symptoms: The former Bachelorette, 32, shared a video to Instagram on Tuesday of herself with an IV drip in her arm as she explained her symptoms in the caption

Symptoms: The former Bachelorette, 32, shared a video to Instagram on Tuesday of herself with an IV drip in her arm as she explained her symptoms in the caption

According to womenshealth.gov, ‘this can cause swelling and pain because the tissue grows and bleeds in an area where it cannot easily get out of your body’.

Angie has spoken openly about her struggle with endometriosis in the past, telling TV Week magazine in 2020 she was ‘relieved’ by the diagnosis.

‘I finally had answers as to why I’d been in such pain for such a long time,’ she said.

She was first diagnosed with the condition in 2016. Since then, she has undergone several procedures to remove abnormal tissue that has grown outside her uterus.

Angie also spoke about her daily battle with endo in March this year, telling 7Life she ‘grieves’ the woman she used to be before her diagnosis.

'I finally had answers': Angie has spoken openly about her struggle with endometriosis and related issues in the past, telling TV Week in 2020 she was 'relieved' by the diagnosis

‘I finally had answers’: Angie has spoken openly about her struggle with endometriosis and related issues in the past, telling TV Week in 2020 she was ‘relieved’ by the diagnosis

She described the condition, which affects one in nine women in Australia, as ‘debilitating’ and said that in addition to the painful symptoms, she feels ‘anxious about what the future may hold’.

‘People with endometriosis are fighting a battle with their body, healthcare system, and people who don’t hold space for it due to lack of education for the female anatomy as a whole,’ she said. ‘This needs to change.’

Angie also revealed the worst thing about her various conditions is the stigma surrounding illnesses that are not visible to others.

‘If we could wear it on the outside for a day, I am more than sure people would start to take this more seriously,’ she said.

Treatment: She was first diagnosed with endometriosis in 2016 and since then has undergone several procedures to remove abnormal tissue that has grown outside her uterus

Treatment: She was first diagnosed with endometriosis in 2016 and since then has undergone several procedures to remove abnormal tissue that has grown outside her uterus

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