BINDI Irwin shared an important health update on the condition, which has left her with “inevitable” pain for over a decade.
bindi suffered from extreme fatigue, pain and nausea for more than ten years before she was diagnosed last year.
Endometriosis is a long-term condition in which tissue resembling the lining of the uterus grows outside the uterus, in other places like the ovaries and fallopian tubes, they say Johns Hopkins Medicine.
The debilitating condition can cause symptoms such as painful periods, heavy bleeding and, in some cases, infertility.
Bindi went public with her diagnosis in March after undergoing surgery and has now opened up about her journey to finding out what caused her so much pain for over a decade.
“Any tropical disease, Lyme disease, cancer, you name it. I’ve had every blood test and scan I can think of.” She told people.
“It’s so hard because you feel like it’s inevitable,” she said.
The mother-of-one revealed that people often dismissed her symptoms and told her, “It’s all in your head” or “Your hormones.”
“You end up feeling so desperately alone because there are no answers,” she added.
Last August, Bindi underwent a laparoscopy – a keyhole surgery to look inside her stomach and pelvis.
“I was so scared they wouldn’t find anything because we ran out of everything else to test,” she said.
The brave mum finally got her answers after a decade-long wait when doctors discovered 37 cysts on her ovaries after surgery.
Then she received her endometriosis diagnosis, and after special treatment and surgery, the conservationist said she felt like she had “a second chance at life… I feel brand new.”
“It’s not like a light switch, but every week I feel like I can do a little bit more,” she said.
“Now I wake up in the morning and I don’t have to take any nausea medication or wear my heat pack.
“To be able to take my daughter for a walk and not feel like throwing up in the bushes is just wild for me.”
On Thursday morning, Bindi announced the People interview on her Instagram story and shared a message directly with her followers.
“I’ve read thousands and thousands of comments from you, the lovely people who follow me here,” she said.
“You have shared your pain in struggling with health issues related to endometriosis.
“It breaks my heart for every person suffering from this disease.”
Bindi said she shares her own health story in hopes her followers “find reassurance that they are not alone”.
“Sometimes it seems impossible to overcome this disease and I’m so sorry if you haven’t been able to get the medical help you need,” she continued.
“Please keep looking for answers. You are so strong and loved and deserve real, real help.”
Bindi and her husband Chandler Powell announced that she was pregnant with their first child in August 2020.
“Baby Wildlife Warrior is expected in 2021. Chandler and I are proud to announce that we are pregnant!” Bindi wrote in an Instagram post.
“It is an honor to share this special moment in our lives with you. Although I’m still in my first trimester, we want you to be a part of our journey from the start of this new chapter in life.
“We couldn’t wait to share the news as this beautiful little creature has become the most important part of our lives. Your support means a lot to us.”
Bindi was just eight years old when she became famous The crocodile hunter’s father died tragically after suffering a stingray injury to his heart.
The wildlife expert’s shocking death shook fans around the world in 2006, with Steve also being the father of 19-year-old Robert.