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Dancing With the Stars' Julianne Hough has endometriosis, needs surgery



Julianne Hough's stomach pains haven't turned out to be no big deal after all: The Dancing With the Stars pro has been diagnosed with endometriosis and has to have her appendix removed, a statement on her Web site says.

Tbdjuliannehough102808 "After consulting with her doctor, this was the course of treatment that was recommended,” says a statement on Hough’s web site. She's supposed to discuss the condition on Monday night's show.

"Endometriosis is the development of uterine-lining tissue outside the uterus on the surfaces of organs in the pelvis or abdomen where they are not supposed to grow," the statement explains. "It is a common medical condition found in 5-10% of women of reproductive age around the world."

She was originally take to a hospital after the Oct. 21 show with abdominal pain but had said she was "fine."

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[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:07am]


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