Vicky Pattison thanks fans for support after doctors find ovarian cyst
Vicky wrote that her doctors are currently monitoring the cyst's progress.
Geordie Shore star Vicky Pattison has thanked her followers for their support after she shared that doctors found a cyst on her ovary.
Taking to her Instagram page last night, the influencer gave fans an update on her health.
She said: "As you guys know I have been struggling with my periods for a while and last week I went to the doctors in the hopes of finally getting some answers.
"After a consultation with a GP, some blood tests and an ultrasound, they discovered some abnormalities on my ovaries – in particular a 4 cm sized cyst on the left one, which is most probably why my periods are so painful."
The reality star went on to say that while she's glad she has answers, she wasn't expecting these results.
She continued: "I had prepared myself to maybe hear that I was suffering from PMDD or something & I thought I had braced myself for the worst but this just hadn’t even occurred to me & understandable last week I felt a little overwhelmed – which is why it’s taken me so long to share this.
"As many women may know, a cyst of this size can make conceiving naturally very difficult – which is enough to take the wind out of any woman’s sails let alone a woman in her 30’s."
Despite this, Vicky told her fans that she wouldn't focus on the worst possible outcome of her diagnosis.
She said: "I am instead going to be realistic and positive.
"I have a call with my doctor this week & I think for now he just wants to keep an eye on it & schedule regular scans to monitor its progress."
Vicky then thanked her followers for their support, and encouraged them to seek out help if they concerned about their health.
She said: "If there's something worrying you or niggling away at you about your health - don't put it to the back of your mind - be proactive, get help and make yourself and your health a priority."