Zara McDermott health: Love Island star was rushed to the hospital due to scary infection

Zara McDermott, 23, appeared on the reality show, Love Island last year and found love with Adam Collard. The pair dated for eight months before going their separate ways. Since her appearance on the show, Zara has become a regular fixture on television and now the reality babe is turning her hand to music in Simon Cowell’s upcoming The X Factor: Celebrity. The starlet had a scary health incident last year. What is it and what are the symptoms to look out for?

Zara was rushed to the hospital last year with what she thought was suspected appendicitis.

She later discovered her ailment was the result of excess fluid on her womb which was pressing against her organs.

Speaking to the Sun about how painful her infection was, Zara said: “I threw up around 11 times in a really short space of time, it was ridiculous.

“I was getting really anxious about what was going on. I couldn’t see even a metre in front of me. I was so weak from the infection.”

The former government advisor revealed her symptoms confused even the doctors and she was forced to receive five different opinions before scans showed a cyst had burst on her right ovary.

The result was an infected ovary and excess fluid behind her womb which was pressing on her organs and causing the pain.

The starlet turned to her Love Island co-star, Dr Alex George for advice.

She said: “I I talked to Doctor Alex about it and he said it’s like a pocket of fluid that you can’t control where they grow.

“Some are painless and you don’t know you have them, or others are really painful. It was good to get hear his thoughts.”

Zara posted about her ordeal on Instagram and revealed she had spent nine hours in a ward after seeking urgent medical attention.

Posting from her hospital bed, she wrote: “How’s your Friday I was rushed to hospital in the night with suspected appendicitis… been here for 9 hours now.”

The NHS said: “An ovarian cyst is a fluid-filled sac that develops on an ovary. They’re very common and do not usually cause any symptoms.

“Most ovarian cysts occur naturally and go away in a few months without needing any treatment.

“Symptoms of an ovarian cyst only causes symptoms if it splits, is very large or blocks the blood supply to the ovaries.

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