Julianne Hough is an American dancer, actress, singer and songwriter.

Julianne believes she started suffering with the symptoms of endometriosis when she was around 15 years old, but was told it was normal. Her mother and sister also have endometriosis.

In 2008, Julianne had an ultrasound which revealed she had a cyst on her left ovary and scar tissue outside of her uterus, which had spread to her appendix and right hip. She had laparoscopic surgery a week later. It was found the endometriosis had also spread to her fallopian tubes and bladder.

Julianne decided to speak publicly about her endometriosis to help de-stigmatise the conditions surrounding the disease.

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