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Singer Halsey shares her struggle with endometriosis on Twitter

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Halsey offers support for fans suffering with endometriosis

It's estimated that about 176 million women around the world suffer from endometriosis — five million of those are in the United States alone.

Singer Halsey is one of those five million and shared a poignant message with her followers also struggling. "Emo moment; but if any of you suffer from Endometriosis please know you aren't alone," she wrote in a note posted to Twitter.

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Endometriosis effects women of reproductive age and occurs when tissue similar to that of the endometrium, or lining of the uterus, is found in other parts of the body. The tissue is generally found in the pelvic cavity, but can attach itself to other parts of the reproductive system — like the ovaries and Fallopian tubes — or even the bladder, intestines and rectum.

This results in intense pain during menstruation, though some women can experience it all throughout their cycle.

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