Lacey Schwimmer Diagnosed with Same Illness as Julianne Hough
CRAIG SJODIN/ABC; Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic
10/30/2008 AT 12:00 AM EDT
And then there were two …
Doctors have diagnosed Dancing with the Stars pro Lacey Schwimmer with endometriosis – the same condition that has sidelined Julianne Hough.
Schwimmer, who coaches Lance Bass on the hit ABC show, says she learned Wednesday that she too suffers from the same ailment.
"A few days ago, I started feeling very shaky, very weak, and I had awful cramps … I didn't really know what was going on," she told The Insider. "I went to go get checked out today and I actually have the beginning onset of what Julianne has."
Endometriosis, a relatively common -- but often painful -- medical condition found in 5 percent to 10 percent of women, is the development of uterine-lining tissue outside the uterus on the surfaces of organs, such as the appendix, in the pelvis or abdomen.
"It hurts very bad," she said. "Right now I'm insanely weak, and the room is spinning."
But, unlike Hough … - who went under the knife earlier this week -- it seems Schwimmer won't require surgery.
"I have medication that is taking care of it," she said. "We caught it at a very good time."
As for Hough, Schwimmer says her fellow dancer is "doing great."
"Julianne is in bed," she continued. "She has her boyfriend there, she has her mom, her sisters, her dog." CRAIG SJODIN/ABC; Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic