Bethenny Frankel is opening up out being diagnosed with fibroids back in 2013, and her decision to finally reveal the news.
“I’d lost ten percent of my blood, my uterus had doubled in size and my fibroids had grown larger,” Frankel tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue. “I was scared.”
“I think it caused my miscarriage,” Frankel adds. Yes, Bethenny also reveled that the fibroids my have been the reason she lost a pregnancy at eight weeks ck in 2012.
“No one really talks about them,” says Frankel. “I didn’t realize how many people have them. It’s still something women don’t share.”
Bethenny underwent surgery back in May to remove the fibroids – some the size of a softball. “It was extremely painful,” says Frankel, who spent three days recovering in the hospital. “I slept in bed for like a week. And I focused on getting healthy, drinking green juices and eating a lot of bright-colored foods so I could help myself heal as fast as possible. You know, just trying not to have a BLT be the first thing I eat.”
Now, she says, “I feel really good. I look forward to walking on the beach. I’m in a really happy place right now. It was, overall, a very enlightening experience.”