After being rushed to A&E last month, Kerry Katona has now revealed she fears her crippling back pain could be endometriosis.
The mum-of-five was hospitalised in October with severe abdominal pain and she initially thought it was a "bad case of kidney stones".
However, that condition was ruled out and following a string of tests, Kerry has revealed the results sway towards endometriosis - a painful disorder in which tissue that lines your womb grows outside of it causing pelvis pain.
Writing in her New! magazine column, Kerry said: "You may have seen me out and about looking very uncomfortable - it's because I'm still in such awful pain with my back. I can barely stand up straight. I'm sick of crying about it, but it's really restricting me.
I'm sick of crying about it, but it's really restricting me.
"I'm going to a clinic later this month to see a gynae specialist, but early indications suggest it's endometriosis, which can take years to diagnose."
Kerry revealed her pain is making her unable to carry out household chores.
She added: "The pain is stopping me from doing housework, and when the housework starts building up it affects my mental health."
The star, who is dating personal trainer Ryan Mahoney, is getting ready for her upcoming pantomime performance in Sleeping Beauty but worries her illness with affect that.
She added that she's "having a really rough time" and is "nervous" about her panto performance.
However, Kerry said she won't let her condition get in the way of her performance and will "have to grit my teeth and get on with it".
Last month, Kerry was taken to A&E and shared a picture of herself sitting up in a hospital bed on an IV drip.
She was seen in an NHS hospital gown and told her followers: "Still in! Still no news!"
A couple of days later, Kerry shared a snap of her youngest daughter DJ visiting her in hospital.
She said on Instagram: "Awww look who’s come to see me!!!! 1 out of my 5!!! Will let @123_mollymc off as she does live in another country."
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