‘I knew something was wrong’: Yellow Wiggle Emma Watkins shares the warning signs that led to an endometriosis diagnosis
Emma Watkins of The Wiggles has spoken about her battle with endometriosis.
She spoke on a podcast with the NSW Health’s Western Sydney Health Check and revealed the warning sign that led to her being diagnosed.
“ It was maybe eight years after touring and constantly on the road and filming back-to-back that my periods actually started to run into each other and the bleeding was actually non-stop, ” she said.
‘And at that point I thought something was up’: Yellow Wiggle Emma Watkins, 31, (pictured) shared the warning signs leading to the diagnosis of endometriosis.
“And then I thought something was wrong.”
Emma said it was hard for her to tell if she was wrong with her or if she was just tired from touring.
According to the Mayo Clinic, endometriosis sees tissue similar to the tissue that normally lines the inside of a uterus, called the endometrium, which grows outside your uterus.
Signs: ‘It was maybe eight years after touring and constantly on the road and filming back-to-back that my periods were actually starting to run into each other and the bleeding was actually non-stop,’ said Emma
The painful condition usually involves the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and the tissue lining your pelvis.
Emma talked about what health struggles were like last month Daily telegram that she struggled to perform up to four shows a day with The Wiggles due to her condition.
‘I’m lucky to be young, I haven’t had that many problems except when I had endometriosis, and I had quite a bit of fatigue with iron loss and everything else,’ she told the Daily telegram.
Struggle: Emma recently revealed how difficult it was sometimes to perform with The Wiggles.
‘It sounds like a lot – once you’re on stage and in the first five minutes, the energy of the audience is so glad you forget about yourself a little bit.’
In April 2020, Emma reflected on her journey to endometriosis and her recovery.
“ I realized it’s been two years since my endometriosis surgery and I want to thank all the women who have been in touch for the past two years and shared their stories and advice with me, ” she wrote at the time.
Hard work: ‘It sounds like a lot – once you get on stage and in the first five minutes, the energy of the audience is so glad you forget yourself a little bit,’ she said
‘My health has improved, but it is constant management. I am so happy to be dancing and performing again, although I am now connecting through the digital world. ‘
Emma first revealed she suffered from endometriosis while performing on the Today show in April 2018 after surgery.
She described her diagnosis at the time as ‘a very big shock’.
Problem: ‘My health has improved, but it’s constant management’: In April 2020, Emma reflected on her health journey and recovery
‘I have noticed a lot of pain in recent years. I think even as a girl you’re used to dealing with what you’re dealing with, ”she said.
“As it progressed and got a little worse, I thought I should get it checked out.”
She has since recovered and is now completely healthy again.
Surgery: Emma first revealed she suffered from endometriosis while performing on the Today show in April 2018 after surgery