Bindi Irwin undergoes endometriosis surgery to remove 37 lesions

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March 7, 2023 | 6:32 p.m.

Bindi Irwin candidly said she underwent surgery after being diagnosed with endometriosis.bindisueirwin/Instagram

Bindi Irwin has revealed she recently underwent a “scary” operation after being diagnosed with endometriosis.

“Dear friends, I have long wondered if I should share this journey with you in such a public space. It was about the responsibility I feel to share my story with other women who need help,” the 24-year-old daughter of the late Steve Irwin said, captioning a photo of her lying down in a hospital bed on Tuesday.

“For 10 years I have struggled with insurmountable fatigue, pain and nausea. Trying to stay a positive person and hide the pain has gone a very long way. The past 10 years have included many tests, visits to the doctor, scanners, etc.

Bindi explained that a doctor told her at one point that her issues were simply something she would “treat” as a woman.

“I gave up completely, trying to function through the pain. I couldn’t find answers until a friend @lesliemosier helped put me on the path to getting my life back. I decided to have surgery for endometriosis.

The eldest child of the late Steve Irwin said she had been in pain for a decade.
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Irwin underwent surgery less than two years after welcoming his daughter.

Endometriosis is a reproductive condition in which cells similar to the lining of the uterus grow outside the uterus, causing cramping and chronic pain.

The “Crikey!” The It’s The Irwins star continued, “Getting the surgery was scary, but I knew I couldn’t live the way I did. Every part of my life was torn apart because of the pain.

She revealed doctors had found 37 lesions, some of which were ‘very deep and difficult to remove’, as well as a chocolate cyst.

“@seckinmd’s first words when I was recovering were, ‘How did you live with so much pain?’ The validation of years of pain is indescribable,” Bindi added, before thanking friends, family and the doctors who believed her pain was real.

The wildlife warrior said she is sharing her story in hopes it will inspire others.

“I’m on the road to recovery and the gratitude I feel is overwhelming,” she continued.

“To those questioning canceled plans, unanswered messages and absence – I had poured every ounce of energy I had left into our daughter and our family… Please be kind and pause before you ask me (or any woman) when we will have more kids After all my body has been through, I feel extremely grateful that we have our beautiful daughter She feels like the miracle of our family.

Bindi and her husband, Chandler Powell, welcomed baby Grace Warrior Irwin Powell in March 2021, naming her after her father.

Powell, 26, also took to social media to pay tribute to his wife following her surgery.

She also hailed her friends, family and doctors who believed her.

“You are my inspiration to be as strong as possible in all aspects of life. Seeing how you have come through pain to care for our family and continue our conservation work while absolutely riddled with endometriosis is something that will inspire me forever,” he captioned a photo of the couple cuddling on the beach.

“The greatest gift of all is knowing that you are on the other side of surgery completely free of endometriosis. I look forward to embarking on this new chapter of life with you.

Bindi’s younger brother Robert also commented on her photo.

“I love you @bindisueirwin ❤️ You are amazing. Not only for your strength in the face of this physical and mental turmoil, but also for having the courage to share your journey with the world to help other women who are suffering. You are my hero, Bindi!

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