Bindi Irwin, 24, says she's been given a 'second chance at life' as she recovers from major surgery in America

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Bindi Irwin revealed on Tuesday she has a ‘second chance at life’ following her endometriosis surgery in America after suffering in pain for 10 years. 

The Wildlife Warrior, 24, said she ‘was barely able to get out of bed’ the week before her surgery because the agony was so great, reported Fox News Digital.

After suffering for a decade and being told by one doctor it was ‘something women just have to deal with’, Bindi was able to undergo major surgery in the US in March. 

She told Fox News Digital this week: ‘My life now looks completely different than it did before I had my surgery.

‘Over the 10 years that I was really battling with endo without knowing it, I would get progressively worse every week and in the end, before my surgery, I was barely able to get out of bed.’ 

Bindi Irwin, 24, revealed on Tuesday she has a 'second chance at life' following her endometriosis surgery in America after suffering in pain for 10 years. Pictured with her mother Terri, daughter Grace, and husband Chandler Powell

Bindi Irwin, 24, revealed on Tuesday she has a ‘second chance at life’ following her endometriosis surgery in America after suffering in pain for 10 years. Pictured with her mother Terri, daughter Grace, and husband Chandler Powell

The daughter of the late Steve ‘the Crocodile Hunter’ Irwin spoke for the first time about her decade-long struggle with the disease in a lengthy Instagram post on March 8.

The celebrity conservationist, who shares daughter Grace Warrior, one, with her husband Chandler Powell, also posted a confronting photo of herself in a hospital bed after the surgery.

The Crikey! It’s the Irwins star said she had spent ten years ‘torn apart [by] the pain’ and knew she had to have surgery because she ‘couldn’t live like I was’. 

The Wildlife Warrior said she 'was barely able to get out of bed' the week before her surgery because the agony was so great, reported Fox News Digital

The Wildlife Warrior said she ‘was barely able to get out of bed’ the week before her surgery because the agony was so great, reported Fox News Digital 

She explained how the surgeon from the Seckin Endometriosis Center in New York City had removed a total of thirty-seven lesions and a ‘chocolate cyst’ – a term for a cyst filled with menstrual blood.

The practitioners at the Seckin Endometriosis Center typically perform surgeries at Lenox Hill Hospital, on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. 

Endometriosis is an often painful condition in which the tissue that lines the uterus also grows outside the uterus.

After suffering for a decade and being told by one doctor it was 'something women just have to deal with', Bindi was able to undergo major surgery in the US in March

After suffering for a decade and being told by one doctor it was ‘something women just have to deal with’, Bindi was able to undergo major surgery in the US in March 

There are a wide variety of symptoms: pain can affect areas ranging from the abdomen and lower back to the pelvis and vagina.

Other symptoms include painful sexual intercourse, abnormal menstruation, nausea, bloating, and pain with bowel movements.   

Bindi at first wasn’t sure if she wanted to discuss her health publicly, but decided to speak out because she hoped to help other women struggling with endometriosis.

She also wanted to draw attention to the fact doctors often do not take the condition seriously enough, noting how one physician had once told her the pain was just a normal part of being a woman. 

She told Fox News Digital this week: 'My life now looks completely different than it did before I had my surgery. Chandler and Bindi are pictured on their wedding day in March 2020

She told Fox News Digital this week: ‘My life now looks completely different than it did before I had my surgery. Chandler and Bindi are pictured on their wedding day in March 2020 

WHAT IS ENDOMETRIOSIS? 

Endometriosis is present when the tissue that is similar to the lining of the uterus (womb) grows outside this layer and causes pain and/or infertility.

There are a wide variety of symptoms – pain can affect areas ranging from the abdomen and lower back to the pelvis and vagina. 

Other symptoms include painful sexual intercourse, abnormal menstruation, nausea, bloating, and pain with bowel movements.   

The only way that the diagnosis of endometriosis can be made is to undergo a laparoscopy and have a tissue sample taken.

There is no cure, but treatments such as hormones and excision surgery are available.

Source: Endometriosis Australia







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