TEEN Mom Kailyn Lowry revealed she has PCOS, polycystic ovary syndrome, on her latest podcast episode.
She shared her diagnosis came after she believed she had CANCER following heavy period bleeding.
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Kailyn shared on her Coffee Convos Podcast with Lindsie Chrisley that before she was diagnosed with PCOS "I was having such heavy periods. I was bleeding through three and four changes of clothes per day during my period… and I would bleed through my mattress. I would bleed through everything."
She added her gynecologist order labwork and an ultrasound which found she had almost 10 cysts on one ovary, and the other had a cyst that was half the size of the organ.
Before speaking with her doctor the Teen Mom 2 star googled what the labwork results could mean saying: "… the first thing that came in my mind, I'm like 'oh my god I have cancer.' I'm like crying. I don't want to die… I literally cried myself to sleep."
However, she was eventually diagnosed with PCOS, which affects women's hormone levels.
Earlier this week Kailyn shared on Instagram she recently experienced a health concern and been to the doctors to investigate.
She captioned the video: “A couple weeks ago I talked about my heavy bleeding & scared to learn the answers & what was going on with my health.
“This weekend we recorded an episode where I share my diagnosis & what I’ll be doing to (hopefully) help @coffeeconvospodcast new episode drops on Thursday.”
Kailyn has four sons, Isaac, 11, with her ex Jo Rivera, Lincoln, seven, with her ex-husband Javi Marroquin and Lux, three, and Creed, six months with former partner Chris Lopez.
What is PCOS?
Polycystic ovary syndrome affects one in five women
The condition affects how a woman's hormone levels and how ovaries function.
It occurs when the sacs the ovaries sit in are unable to release an egg, which means ovulation doesn't happen.
Doctors don't yet know what causes polycystic ovary syndrome, according to the Mayo Clinic.
Teen Mom Maci Bookout also has PCOS, and she has spent the last couple of years raising money for the disease.
The 29-year-old said on Instagram with the help of her 4-year-old son Maverick: "2021 PCOS Advocacy Day is in the books. It was virtual this year but I feel like we got the job done."
The mother of three then shifts the camera to Maverick who says, "don't they know PCOS is important," as they then both yell, "this is women's health!"
Maci captioned the video: "You heard it, Maverick means business!"
Last year, Maci even took part in a 5K to bring more attention to the condition.
Teen Mom OG – Season 9
Season 9 was filmed as the outbreak of coronavirus hit America.
Who's in the cast this season?
- Amber Portwood
- Catelynn Lowell
- Cheyenne Floyd
- Maci Bookout McKinney
- Mackenzie McKee
Who are their boyfriends, husbands and baby daddies?
- Amber Portwood's boyfriend Dimitri Garcia
- Catelynn Lowell's husband Tyler Baltierra
- Cheyenne Floyd's ex-boyfriend Cory Wharton
- Maci Bookout's husband Taylor McKinney
- Mackenzie McKee's husband Josh McKee
Teen Mom OG 's season nine aired on January 26th 2021 on MTV.
In January, Kailyn also revealed she had a cancer scare after a growth developed on her "underboob."
She admitted on her podcast she used to tan in a tanning bed, sharing: "It was just not good cause I noticed that I wasn't getting moles, but more like freckles, kind of, were appearing and I had this one that wasn't like a mole. It wasn't raised. It was just darker. It looked like a darker freckle that was asymmetrical."
Kailyn went on: "So I got the call saying that it was pre-cancerous. It wasn't malignant, but it was pre-cancerous, so I have a little scar there."
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