“It’s been a wake-up call”: Constance Hall opens up about a “scary” health check.

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Blogger Constance Hall has revealed she suffers from an inflammatory bowel disease called ulcerative colitis.

The Perth mother of four thanked her followers for their support after undergoing a colonoscopy and health check.

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“I just wanna say a big thanks to everyone who messaged me yesterday hoping that I was ok after my colonoscopy,” she wrote on Facebook.

“I have an inflamed bowel disease Ulcerative Colitis that makes my bowels bleed and gives me the literal shits and can progress to something more serious like Bowel Cancer.”

The 32-year-old said her symptoms changed recently and doctors wanted to “make sure nothing more was going on”.

“They have let me know that I am in the clear and while I will always have UC [ulcerative colitis] it’s not turned into anything else,” she said.

The blogger admitted she found the process “scary” but now feels “really lucky and grateful”.

Hall said it was “a wake-up call” to prioritise her health and vowed to eat healthy and exercise.

I just wanna say a big thanks to everyone who messaged me yesterday hoping that I was ok after my colonoscopy!! I have an inflamed bowel disease Ulcerative Colitis that makes my bowels bleed and gives me the literal shits and can progress to something more serious like Bowel Cancer. My symptoms changed a bit lately and the docs wanted me to have the scope to make sure nothing more was going on.. Scary!!!! They have let me know that I am in the clear and while I will always have UC it’s not turned into anything else!! And I feel really dam good about it!!! Like really lucky and grateful and all those annoying things happy people feel. But it’s been a wake up call that I need to prioritise my health this year, I’m eating healthier and I’m even fucking exercising. I love you guys. Thanks for caring!!! ????????????????????

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Ulcerative colitis is a long-term condition that causes patches of inflammation and ulceration to develop in the digestive tract, according to Health Direct.

Symptoms can be painful and include diarrhoea, abdominal pain and cramping, tiredness and weight loss.


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Health Direct states ulcerative colitis “affects the large bowel (colon and/or rectum), and inflammation is only in the surface layers of the bowel lining.

“Colitis is also sometimes called ‘ulcerative colitis’ because it causes ulcers (tiny sores) to form in the lining of the bowel.”

 

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