Cynthia Bailey Suffering From Uterine Fibroid Tumors, Causes Her To Look Pregnant

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Reports in June indicated that Cynthia Bailey could be pregnant, but she admitted she was suffering from a medical condition that would be part of her storyline on season 6 of The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Cynthia told Radar Online, “I will be having a surgery and rectifying the [situation]. That willplay out on the show.”

Now, The National Enquirer reports that Cynthia has uterine fibroid tumors. “She didn’t go to the doctor because she was working too much. But when her stomach started to grow, and she knew she wasn’t pregnant, she went to the doctor in a panic, wondering if she had cancer,” a family friend explains. “Cynthia agreed to share her health crisis on the show because she wants other women see what she goes through and be reminded that they need to get regular checkups.”

According to Wiki, a uterine fibroid is a leiomyoma (benign (non-cancerous) tumor from smooth muscle tissue) that originates from the smooth muscle layer (myometrium) of the uterus. Fibroids are often multiple and garner the designation of diffuse uterine leiomyomatosis if they are randomly located and many in numbers. Fibroids are the most common benign tumors in females and typically found during the middle and later reproductive years. While most fibroids are asymptomatic, they can grow and cause heavy and painful menstruation, painful sexual intercourse, and urinary frequency and urgency.

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