7 Celebrities Who Have Shared Their Struggles With Endometriosis, Because It's Good To Know You're Not Alone

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176 million people worldwide have endometriosis. Despite its prevalence, many people don’t know what it is. It's not talked about, it's under-researched, and it's persistently underfunded. For Endometriosis Awareness Month, Bustle UK is hearing from people living with the condition and doctors who specialise in it, and is opening up the conversation to help you get the treatment you deserve.

Coping with chronic pain, heavy periods, fatigue, and the many other symptoms associated with endometriosis can be a debilitating ordeal. However, something that can help those dealing with the condition is knowing that they're not alone. Some celebrities have shared their struggle with endometriosis, in the hopes that their stories will help others.

Endometriosis is defined by the NHS as "A condition where tissue similar to the lining of the womb starts to grow in other places, such as the ovaries and fallopian tubes". It can affect women at any age and symptoms include debilitating pelvic pain, heavy or irregular periods, and fatigue, to name just a few.

These are some of celebrities who have opened up and shared their experiences with the condition in an effort to make people aware that endometriosis is very real and women need not suffer in silence.