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Former Emmerdale actress Natalie Anderson reveals she is bedbound after suffering a 'painful' burst ovarian cyst after ignoring 'naggi

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Former Emmerdale actress Natalie Anderson reveals she is bedbound after suffering a ‘painful’ burst ovarian cyst after ignoring ‘nagging pain’

Former Emmerdale star Natalie Anderson has revealed she is bed-ridden after suffering a burst ovarian cyst this week.

The actress, who played Alicia Metcalfe in the soap, revealed she ignored a ‘nagging pain’ for months before finally going to the doctors to get it checked out.

Natalie encouraged her followers to ‘look after’ themselves as she shared the candid post on her Instagram page on Thursday.

Struggles: Former Emmerdale star Natalie Anderson has revealed she is bed-ridden after suffering a burst ovarian cyst this week

Struggles: Former Emmerdale star Natalie Anderson has revealed she is bed-ridden after suffering a burst ovarian cyst this week

She posted a throwback snap from her recent holiday on her page and explained that she wasn’t feeling very well.  

Natalie wrote: ‘tbt throwing it back to last week living my best life by the lake. This is NOT how I feel right now as I’ve been in bed all week with a burst ovarian cyst. 

‘So bloody painful! Stupidly I’d left it even though it had been nagging me for months. In my head I made so many excuses why I couldn’t get to the doctors, too busy, it’s nothing etc etc.  

Painful: The actress, who played Alicia Metcalfe in the soap, revealed she ignored a 'nagging pain' for months before finally going to the doctors to get it checked out (pictured in Emmerdale in 2015)

Painful: The actress, who played Alicia Metcalfe in the soap, revealed she ignored a ‘nagging pain’ for months before finally going to the doctors to get it checked out (pictured in Emmerdale in 2015)

‘Well that was silly because this week I’ve been in so much pain, had to have several scans and lost about a weeks worth of work whilst I’ve had to rest up….however it could have been a lot worse had I not in the end got it checked out! 

‘To be honest it was chatting to our gorgeous Nat @missiontoremission that really made me do something about it. (If you’re not following our amazing girl & her blog yet please do! She’s incredible!!) Please listen to her when she says if something is bothering you with your health, don’t wait get it checked out!!

Reassuring fans that she was doing okay, she said: ‘I’m fine if a bit sore and frustrated but things can be very different if you leave an issue untreated. Make sure you look after yourself.’ 

Advice: Natalie encouraged her followers to 'look after' themselves as she shared the candid post on her Instagram page on Thursday

Advice: Natalie encouraged her followers to ‘look after’ themselves as she shared the candid post on her Instagram page on Thursday

Natalie wrote: 'tbt throwing it back to last week living my best life by the lake. This is NOT how I feel right now as I've been in bed all week with a burst ovarian cyst'

Natalie wrote: 'tbt throwing it back to last week living my best life by the lake. This is NOT how I feel right now as I've been in bed all week with a burst ovarian cyst'

Natalie wrote: ‘tbt throwing it back to last week living my best life by the lake. This is NOT how I feel right now as I’ve been in bed all week with a burst ovarian cyst’

Earlier in the week Natalie admitted she was in a ‘world of pain’ on her Twitter page.

She explained to her followers: ‘A burst ovarian cyst is causing me some serious discomfort. 

‘Luckily this is nothing too serious and is actually v common even if painful but stupidly I’d left it despite it niggling me for the last few months. 

'A world of pain!' Earlier in the week Natalie admitted she was in a 'world of pain' on her Twitter page

‘A world of pain!’ Earlier in the week Natalie admitted she was in a ‘world of pain’ on her Twitter page

‘If there’s a prob don’t wait, get checked!’ 

In 2015 Natalie announced she would be not be renewing her contract for Emmerdale and would leave the show having portrayed Alicia for five years.

She married husband James Shepherd at a ceremony in Harrogate on 6 June 2008 and they welcomed son Freddie in 2012.

Family: She married husband James Shepherd at a ceremony in Harrogate on 6 June 2008 and they welcomed son Freddie in 2012

Family: She married husband James Shepherd at a ceremony in Harrogate on 6 June 2008 and they welcomed son Freddie in 2012

WHAT IS AN OVARIAN CYST

An ovarian cyst is a fluid-filled sac that develops on a woman’s ovary. They’re very common and don’t usually cause any symptoms.

Most ovarian cysts occur naturally and disappear in a few months without needing any treatment.

Symptoms 

An ovarian cyst usually only causes symptoms if it splits, is very large, or blocks the blood supply to the ovaries.

In might cause:

  • pelvic pain – this can range from a dull, heavy sensation to a sudden, severe and sharp pain
  • pain during sex 
  • difficulty emptying bowels a frequent need to urinate 
  • heavy periods, irregular periods or lighter periods than normal 
  • bloating and a swollen tummy 
  • feeling very full after only eating a little 
  • difficulty getting pregnant – although fertility is unaffected in most women with ovarian cysts

Ovarian cysts can sometimes also be caused by an underlying condition, such as endometriosis.

The vast majority of ovarian cysts are non-cancerous (benign), although a small number are cancerous (malignant). Cancerous cysts are more common in women who have been through the menopause.

Surgical treatment to remove the cysts may be needed if they’re large, causing symptoms, or potentially cancerous.

In some cases, surgery to remove both your ovaries may be necessary, in which case you’ll no longer produce any eggs.

Source: NHS 

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