Endometriosis: 8 Celebrities Who Have Been Very Open With Their Struggle (Photos)

Susan Sarandon Has Taken a Stand

You know who is afflicted with Endometriosis?  Approximately five million women in the United States, that’s who. And among those five million, there are of course a handful of celebrities from A-listers to reality stars.

The malady that can “include extreme abdominal and/or lower back pain, digestive problems, and in some cases infertility. Menstrual bleeding and cramps are often heavier and more severe in women with endometriosis.”

And many a celeb has taken their struggle public with talking about their issues, infertility, and treatments that they have undergone. So who is has given not just a voice but a famous face to Endometriosis. Check out these 8 ladies who have battled the disease, who had issues conceiving, who may have issues and those who give other women hope with their successful pregnancies.

  • Jillian Michaels 1 of 8
    Jillian Michaels
    "I learned very early on that I have endometriosis and polycystic ovaries," Michaels said in an interview . "I was always told that fertility would/could be a problem for me."
  • Padma Lakshmi 2 of 8
    Padma Lakshmi
    Padma Lakshmi never thought she'd be able to conceive so she looks at her baby daughter Krishna as a "miracle baby."
  • Tia Mowry 3 of 8
    Tia Mowry
    New mom Tia Mowry has had her issues with endometriosis and had two surgeries but feared she would never be able to get pregnant. But she did!
  • Julianne Hough 4 of 8
    Julianne Hough
    Julianna Hough (from Dancing with the Stars) had to get surgery for her Endometriosis.
  • Lacey Schwimmer 5 of 8
    Lacey Schwimmer
    Was diagnosed with Endometriosis and takes medicines to help keep it in check.
  • Whoopi Goldberg 6 of 8
    Whoopi Goldberg
    Has been very open about her struggle with Endometriosis, giving speeches and support to the cause.
  • Susan Sarandon 7 of 8
    Susan Sarandon
    Susan Sarandon has given passionate speeches in support to more awareness to Endometriosis.
  • Karen Duffy 8 of 8
    Karen Duffy
    It took a while for Karen Duffy's Endometriosis to be diagnosed, but once it did, everything that she had been going through physically made sense.

Photos: PR Photos

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