Vicky Pattison emotional as she reveals she has a cyst on her ovary

Vicky Pattison attending Comedy Central UK’s Friendsfest VIP night, on Clapham Common in London. Picture date: Thursday June 24, 2021. Photo credit should read: Matt Crossick/Empics
Vicky Pattison has been diagnosed with a cyst on her ovary. (PA)

Vicky Pattison has revealed she has been diagnosed with abnormalities on her ovaries including a 4cm cyst.

The 34-year-old reality TV star — who won I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! in 2015 — is always very open with her 4.8m Instagram followers about suffering pain and mood swings during her menstrual cycle.

Pattison revealed: "I have been struggling with my periods for a while & last week I went to the doctors in the hopes of finally getting some answers.

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"After a consultation with a GP, some blood tests & an ultrasound- they discovered some abnormalities on my ovaries- in particular a 4cm sized cyst on the left one- which is most probably why my periods are so painful."

The Geordie Shore star — who lives with 38-year-old former The Only Way Is Essex star Ercan Ramadan — admitted she was feeling emotional about her diagnosis, after fearing she may have Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder; a very severe form of PMS, for which there is no cure.

She said: "On one hand I am super pleased I finally have some answers... But on the other hand, this isn’t information I was expecting... I had braced myself for the worst but this just hadn’t even occurred to me & understandably last week I felt a little overwhelmed."

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09:  Vicky Pattison and Ercan Ramadan attend the National Television Awards 2021 at The O2 Arena on September 09, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
Vicky Pattison lives with TOWIE star Ercan Ramadan. (Getty Images)

And Pattison revealed she is now concerned about her ability to conceive a child.

She said: "A cyst of this size can make conceiving naturally very difficult- which is enough to take the wind out of any woman’s sails let alone a woman in her 30s.

"Now I know there are loads of options & it’s not uncommon for cysts to shrink so I’m not going to let my mind run away with itself & fixate on the most distressing outcome - I am instead going to be realistic & positive."

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Pattison added: "I’ve been processing this information over the last couple days & I am feeling loads better."

The reality star urged other women experiencing difficult menstrual symptoms to seek help form their doctor.

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