Love Island's Tayla Damir's hospital post: 'I’m in lots of pain'

Sarah Carty
·Lifestyle Editor
·3-min read

Former Love Island star Tayla Damir has opened up to fans about her health battle in an eye-opening post.

The 24-year-old, who won Love Island Australia three years ago alongside Grant Crapp, took to her Instagram to share her hospital snaps, saying she “finally has some answers”.

Tayla Damir in hospital
Tayla Damir has opened up about her health struggles. Photo: Instagram/Tayla Damir

In the post, Tayla said that she’s decided to open up about her health diagnosis that she kept private for the past few years, which she kept to herself “for any other reason than I had no idea what was wrong with me”.

“For as long as I can remember, I’ve had stomach and hormone issues. As you guys know, I get extremely bloated and can have massive mood swings and fatigue,” she started.

“I have had countless blood tests, seen naturopaths, hormone specialists, doctors and was always given the same answer; “you have a sensitive body and need to stress less”.”

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The 24-year-old said she's happy to finally have answers. Photo: Instagram/Tayla Damir
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She shared images to her Instagam page. Photo: Instagram/Tayla Damir

At the beginning of last year Tayla said her “symptoms heightened to a whole new level”.

She was experiencing excessive hot flushes, excruciating period pain, she was nauseous around ovulation and period time, she had abdominal cramps whenever she ran or did HIIT training and she experienced fatigue, which she says was hard because she “appeared well, but on the inside I knew something was wrong with my body”.

“I went to hospital early last year with pain that turned out to be cysts. From here I was recommended to see Dr Catarina Ang. She was the first gyne to listen,” she continued.

Tayla Damir from Love Island Australia in hospital
At the beginning of last year Tayla said her “symptoms heightened to a whole new level”. Instagram/Tayla Damir
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Doctors discovered she had endometriosis. Photo: Instagram/Tayla Damir

“I had my first laparoscopy on Friday to confirm if I had Endo (a disorder in which tissue that normally lines the uterus grows outside the uterus).

“The endo was discovered growing on the left tube but thankfully I only had a very small amount. We also discovered I have an overactive pelvic floor which is where most of my pain comes from so I’ll be doing lots of physiotherapy to get that under control.”

Tayla Damir from Love Island Australia
She was experiencing excessive hot flushes, excruciating period pain, she was nauseous around ovulation and period time, she had abdominal cramps whenever she ran or did HIIT training and she experienced fatigue. Photo: Instagram/Tayla Damir

Tayla said that while she’s “in lots of pain still” she can’t help but be grateful that she finally has some answers.

She urged her followers to listen to their bodies and shared a series of images of herself from the last few years to demonstrate her symptoms.

According to Jean Hailes, women should seek help “when period pain is stopping normal daily activities”.

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