A YouTube Star, Lilly Singh, Suffers From Ovarian Cysts And Says It Hurts And Is Tiring
The comedian Lilly Singh has shared her experience of being admitted to the emergency room after being diagnosed with ovarian cysts. The Youtube star, known as Superwoman on YouTube, posted a video on her Instagram account describing the medical problem.
She was spotted lying in a hospital bed with a face mask on and opening and closing her eyes as the song “Smokin’ Out The Window” by Anderson Paak and Bruno Mars played. A text overlay was placed over Singh’s video that read: “Learning there are cysts on my ovaries.”
On her Instagram caption, she told her 11 million followers that I had spent last night in the emergency room because my ovaries were wilding out. I have cysts on both ovaries. I want to know more. You are forcing me to suffer once a month, and then, in addition, you are stabbing me in between periods. Singh then struck a more concerned note and said No, but it hurts, and I’m tired, lol, but I indeed expect my organs to do their best. Because, after all, I am their mother.
Fans and friends of Singh wished her a speedy recovery, including Canadian comedian Howie Mandel, who wrote: “I’m here if you need anything.” Some fans shared their own experiences with cysts under Singh’s post and urged her to take care of herself. A person wrote that I had those too, and let me tell you. I used to faint whenever I got my period.
Another fan described the experience of having a cyst as big as a tennis ball rupture and suffering the most excruciating pain. It was worse than unmedicated childbirth. The third person talked about how she was nine years old when she discovered she had cysts on her ovaries, saying it was like “hell on the earth and in body.”
An ovarian tumor or cyst is a fluid-filled sac that sometimes forms on the ovary and is very common. U.S. Office on Women’s Health reports that women make at least one follicle or corpus luteum cyst every month, and only eight percent of premenopausal women have cysts that require treatment.
In most cases, no symptoms are present, and they disappear on their own within a few months without treatment. The National Health Service says that ovarian cysts usually do not cause symptoms unless they rupture, interfere with blood flow to the ovaries, or are very large. Patients can experience pelvic pain, pain during sex, increased need to urinate, heavy or irregular periods, and difficulty emptying their bowels, bloating, and difficulty getting pregnant.
Cysts often result from underlying conditions like endometriosis. The cysts may need to be surgically removed if they are large, causing symptoms, or are potentially cancerous.