During the last episode of Real Housewives of New York, Bethenny Frankel told Luann de Lesseps that she was late to get drinks because she was profusely bleeding. She did not know what was causing the issue, but she mentioned that she was going to get it checked out.
That sounds very serious. Bethenny‘s mystery illness was highlighted in the trailer and it looks like the viewers will find out what’s going on with her pretty soon. What has been going on with the skinnygirl’s health these days?
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Bethenny has a lot going on, so she initially attributed her problems to fatigue and stress, even though she was sent to the emergency room more than once. The RHONY star was diagnosed with a uterine fibroid condition back in 2013 and she kept it private until recently, which is very rare since she’s usually such an open book when it comes to sharing her life.
In an interview with People, Bethenny said, “No one really talks about them. I didn’t realize how many people have them. It’s still something women don’t share.” So I guess that means that she is sharing her struggle on the show to raise awareness about this health issue.
So how bad did things get? Bethenny revealed, “I’d lost 10 percent of my blood, my uterus had doubled in size, and my fibroids had grown larger. I was scared.” Wow, that sounds terrifying.
Also, Bethenny believes that it was the fibroids that caused her miscarriage in 2012.
It’ll be interesting to see how Bethenny‘s struggle with fibroids will be depicted on the show. It seems like medical issues have been heavily highlighted on Bravo shows these days, so I’m just hoping this is handled in a sensitive matter and that it is not overly exploited for a story line like we have seen on Shahs of Sunset and other Real Housewives shows.
TELL US – IS IT A GOOD IDEA FOR BETHENNY TO SHARE HER MEDICAL STRUGGLES ON RHONY? WILL IT HELP RAISE AWARENESS OR IS IT TOO MUCH?
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