Sophie Monk shares shock diagnosis in Instagram story. Picture: Instagram
Sophie Monk shares shock diagnosis in Instagram story. Picture: Instagram

Sophie Monk’s shock health scare

Sophie Monk has revealed a personal medical diagnosis in a startling video which she posted in an Instagram story on Monday.

Monk shared the video which shows her unconscious and also talking to a doctor about her diagnosis.

The 38-year-old media personality posted the intimate footage in which she is lying in a hospital bed, wearing a blue hospital gown and an oxygen mask as she is tended by doctors and nurses.

 

Sophie Monk in hospital for endometriosis. Picture: Instagram
Sophie Monk in hospital for endometriosis. Picture: Instagram

In the first video a groggy Monk, holding her iPhone, talks with the male doctor as he delivers his diagnosis after what appears to be a surgical procedure.

"We did find some endometriosis, but not a lot," says the doctor.

In a second video Monk is shown on a gurney unconscious under anaesthetic as she is tended by medical staff.

Monk added a caption to the video, reading, "So many women live not knowing they have endometriosis. If you have annoying cycles. You should ask your doctor," and added a heart emoji.

 

Sophie Monk shares her endometriosis diagnosis with her followers in an Instagram story. Picture: Instagram
Sophie Monk shares her endometriosis diagnosis with her followers in an Instagram story. Picture: Instagram

She captioned the second video in which she is unconscious "Best sleep I've had in years."

She also had plenty of praise for the staff of Monash IVF, a Sydney In Vitro Fertilisation clinic where she had the unnamed procedure, calling them "bloody legends" and "angels".

It's not known who took the video but Monk reveals that she had "asked to be filmed under [anaesthetic]!"

Last year, Monk revealed that she was looking into IVF treatment and freezing her eggs in order to realise her dream of becoming a later-in-life mum.

Sophie Monk shared her hospital stay recently to reveal that she suffers from endometriosis. Picture: Instagram
Sophie Monk shared her hospital stay recently to reveal that she suffers from endometriosis. Picture: Instagram

Endometriosis happens when tissue that normally lines the uterus grows outside the area. It can cause fertility problems and is often first diagnosed when women are seeking treatment for infertility. It can be incredibly painful.

Lena Dunham has been open about her struggle with the illness, recently undergoing a hysterectomy to deal with it.


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