Frankie Bridge reveals she’s suffering from polycystic ovary syndrome: ‘It explains everything’10/13/2020
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Frankie Bridge has revealed that she has been diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome.
The singer, famed for her time in chart-topping girl band The Saturdays, recently got the results from a series of blood tests, which helped her understand why she’d been suffering from a list of symptoms.
Frankie, 31, told fans on Instagram Stories that she’d been having irregular periods, strong bouts of PMT and was suffering from breakouts on her skin.
She explained: “I’ve just found out actually that I’ve got polycystic ovaries.
“I had loads of blood tests done a few weeks ago because I was getting irregular periods, I was getting really bad PMT, I was getting really cyst-y spots and really bad skin. And I was finding it hard to lose weight, even though I was eating healthily. Loads of reasons, really – and I found out last week that that’s why.”
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Polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS, is a condition that affects how efficiently the ovaries work and can cause difficulties when trying to fall pregnant.
Frankie went on to explain that her case of PCOS is relatively mild compared to what other women may experience.
She continued: “It goes on different scales, so I’m not on top of the scale, [I’m] quite near the bottom but it just kind of really explains everything.”
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Back in March, Frankie opened up to OK! about how her and footballer hubby Wayne Bridge, 40, were both feeling anxious during the national lockdown amid the coronavirus pandemic.
She revealed: “We’ve both been anxious at different times and calm at different times.
“It’s that feeling of the unknown that makes me most anxious.
“We’ve both been anxious at different times and calm at different times. I suppose that is good in some ways as it makes us a much better partnership.
“At the beginning, I tried to avoid reading about it too much or watching the news. I know with my anxiety that it would stress me out.
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“Now it’s just unavoidable and I know I need to be up-to-date. But I’m just watching Boris Johnson’s conferences now and trying to avoid the rest.”
But Frankie, who is mum to Parker, six, and Carter, four, also admitted that staying at home with her loved ones wasn’t all bad.
She said: “It’s a nice excuse to spend some proper family time, but will be the ultimate test for us and all relationships. That or there will be a baby boom!”
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