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Hollyoaks’ actress Sophie Porley, 29, has surgery to remove an ovarian cyst

Hollyoaks' actress Sophie Porley, 29, has surgery to remove an ovarian cyst 2

Hollyoaks’ actress Sophie Porley, 29, has surgery to remove an ovarian cyst which was discovered while going through egg freezing process

Hollyoak’s star Sophie Porley has assured fans she is ‘absolutely fine’ after undergoing surgery for an ovarian cyst on Friday. 

The actress, 29, was underwent surgery after doctor’s made the discovery as she began the process of freezing her eggs.

Taking to Instagram, Sophie explained that her cyst was ‘completely normal’ but had the removal to give her a ‘better chance’ of collecting eggs. 

All good! Hollyoak's star Sophie Porley has assured fans she is 'absolutely fine' after undergoing surgery for an ovarian cyst on Friday

All good! Hollyoak’s star Sophie Porley has assured fans she is ‘absolutely fine’ after undergoing surgery for an ovarian cyst on Friday

Addressing her followers on the video, she said: ‘My cyst was absolutely fine and completely normal and had I not been doing the egg freezing, I would have never have known it was there.

‘It could have just stayed and gone away by itself apparently, women get them all the time and they come and go.

‘We just had to remove mine because it gives me a better chance of getting eggs.’ 

Candid: The actress, 29, was underwent surgery after doctor's made the discovery as she began the process of freezing her eggs

Candid: The actress, 29, was underwent surgery after doctor’s made the discovery as she began the process of freezing her eggs

Honest: Taking to Instagram, Sophie explained that her cyst was 'completely normal' but underwent the removal to give her a 'better chance' of collecting eggs

Honest: Taking to Instagram, Sophie explained that her cyst was ‘completely normal’ but underwent the removal to give her a ‘better chance’ of collecting eggs

Sophie sported a medical cap and gown as she gave her followers a thumbs up and explained why her social media had been quiet.  

In an earlier post, she penned a lengthy caption and added: ‘Thank you for the lovely messages I got after being MIA for 24 hours, I honestly didn’t think anyone would notice.

‘I got my blood tests and scan back- my hormones are still not completely ideal but they have improved so after chatting to the doctor we decided to give it a try this month and hope for the best!

‘It may just mean that we don’t collect as many eggs as they would hope to.’

Resting up: On the video, she said: 'My cyst was absolutely fine and completely normal and had I not been doing the egg freezing, I would have never have known it was there'

Resting up: On the video, she said: ‘My cyst was absolutely fine and completely normal and had I not been doing the egg freezing, I would have never have known it was there’

She continued: ‘I also had a cyst on my ovary so they booked me in to have that operated on yesterday. It all went well, I was just pretty sleepy all day from the sedation.

‘Something that I didn’t enjoy is injecting myself for the first time. They don’t show you in the clinic how to do this. You get sent home with everything you need and a YouTube video.

‘I’m not going to lie, I was s***ing myself and there were a few tears.’

Detailing the process: She added: 'We just had to remove mine because it gives me a better chance of getting eggs'

Detailing the process: She added: ‘We just had to remove mine because it gives me a better chance of getting eggs’

Hollyoaks' actress Sophie Porley, 29, has surgery to remove an ovarian cyst 3

Sweet: In another earlier post, she penned a lengthy caption and added: 'Thank you for the lovely messages I got after being MIA for 24 hours, I honestly didn’t think anyone would notice'

Sweet: In another earlier post, she penned a lengthy caption and added: ‘Thank you for the lovely messages I got after being MIA for 24 hours, I honestly didn’t think anyone would notice’

She continued: ‘I’m finding this quite an isolating experience as everything in the clinic feels quite rushed.

‘They do this all day every day so I’m sure it’s just another day to them. Whereas it’s overwhelming and new for me. But I’m two days in to doing my own injections and it’s already easier and it really didn’t hurt, it was more the thought of it.’

Back in November, Sophie revealed she quietly split from her soap star beau Adam Woodward ‘earlier this year’. 

Split: Back in November, Sophie revealed she quietly split from her soap star beau Adam Woodward 'earlier this year'

Split: Back in November, Sophie revealed she quietly split from her soap star beau Adam Woodward ‘earlier this year’

Hinting that the pressures of the coronavirus lockdown may have been involved in the split, Sophie told her followers they ‘broke up.. like lots of couples’. 

Despite the split, Digital Spy reports Sophie later said she wasn’t dating again yet and is instead: ‘Very happy to be single right now.’ 

Sophie and Adam had been dating since October 2018, with them going public with the news on Instagram with a loved-up selfie.

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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