Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Second 'Dancing' Star's Health Crisis
The phenomenal "Dancing with the Stars" pro Lacey Schwimmer tells the TV show "The Insider"'s Cheryl Woodcock that she was just diagnosed today with the same condition Julianne Hough suffers from.
Lacey tells "The Insider" exclusively that she learned – just today -- that she too has endometriosis -- only after her fellow dancer Julianne Hough was diagnosed with the condition. Lacey tells "The Insider" that she saw a doctor after realizing that she had many of the same symptoms as Julianne, and that she never would have gotten it checked out if it wasn't for Julianne.
Luckily, Lacey only has the early stage of the condition, and is currently only taking medication for it. She tells "The Insider" that surgery isn't necessary at this time.
Julianne underwent surgery related to her endometriosis on Tuesday. She posted the following definition of endometriosis on her Web site: "Endometriosis is the development of uterine-lining tissue outside the uterus on the surfaces of organs in the pelvis or abdomen where they are not supposed to grow. It is a common medical condition found in 5-10 percent of women of reproductive age around the world." It's a entertaining show.