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Model Olivia Culpo Opens up about Endometriosis Struggle & Urges Women to Do Their Research

Jaimie-lee Prince
Sep 01, 2020
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Olivia Culpo just revealed that she has endometriosis and wants other women to be more aware of the condition. The model asked others suffering from the disorder for tips. 

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Last Wednesday, Olivia Culpo opened up with her followers about a health condition she has been dealing with. "I've never publicly said this before, but I have endometriosis," she began a series of slides. 

The temporary slides were shared on her Instagram stories. In the background, Culpo sat wearing a white shawl and a heating device on her stomach. Screenshots are found below.

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CULPO REVEALS SHE HAS ENDO

Culpo went onto ask her followers if any of them were also suffering from the illness which causes the uterus tissues to grow outside the lining. This leads to painful cramping and bleeding during periods. 

It can also cause spotting between periods and fertility and digestive issues. The disorder often calls for surgery. However, the model has been able to manage hers with water, Midol, and heating pads.

Olivia Culpo shares information about endometriosis on her Instagram stories | Photo: Instagram/ Olivia Culpo

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Some fans suggested to her that warm baths could also help. For those unaware, Culpo urged, "Ladies! Please do your research and due diligence if you are in a lot of pain to make sure your [eggs] are ok."

Olivia Culpo shares information about endometriosis on her Instagram stories | Photo: Instagram/ Olivia Culpo

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WANTS TO HELP OTHERS

After some hours, Culpo explained that her passion for endometriosis was because her doctor often hears from women who were unable to have kids. By the time they go to her, it is too late. 

She further noted that such women might have been able to either treat the problem or freeze their eggs and have children in the future. She tagged her doctor in a slide. 

Olivia Culpo shares information about endometriosis on her Instagram stories | Photo: Instagram/ Olivia Culpo

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MORE ABOUT CULPO

Culpo did not reveal the details of her illness. The model, born in Cranston, Rhode Island, initially studied communications, business, and acting at Boston University. She never finished, though.

By 18, Culpo was participating in beauty pageants. She won Miss USA and decided not to return to college.  In 2012, she won Miss Universe. In 2018, she received the title of Sports Illustrated Rookie.

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HER NEW FOCUS

These days, Culpo has diverted some of her energy towards her influencer status, especially amid COVID-19. She founded the initiative called "More Than A Mask" to provide basic needs to others. 

Her boyfriend, Christian McCaffrey, has been on hand to help her with the photography for the movement. The pair's relationship has gotten stronger with the quarantine. 

SAVANNAH'S ENDO SURGERY

Two weeks ago, another celebrity also opened up about her battle with endometriosis. Savannah Chrisley shared that she would be undergoing her third surgery for the disorder.

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Savannah Chrisley visits Hallmark's "Home & Family" at Universal Studios Hollywood on March 27, 2019, in Universal City, California | Photo: Paul Archuleta/Getty Images

Like Culpo, the 23-year-old only recently revealed that she was suffering from the condition she has had since 18. She promised to vlog her journey for followers.

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