Hollywood veteran, Sharon Stone has revealed that doctors misdiagnosed her “large fibroid tumor” and mistreated it, which caused her considerable pain, and led to a second diagnosis that found the tumor. The actress also urged the women on her platform to always seek a second medical opinion when they receive a diagnosis, as it can save their lives.
Stone also tweeted the link to a study on women’s medical misdiagnoses and advised women to read the article. Stone’s posts received a lot of empathy from fans who’ve had similar pain and misdiagnosis experiences, and they encouraged her and wished the actress a speedy recovery.
Stone had previously had a major surgical procedure when doctors surgically removed some benign tumors from the actress’ breast. She later revealed that she also had a stroke and cerebral hemorrhage that year and that it affected her radiance and magnetism.
Read on to find out more.
Sharon Stone Reveals She Was Misdiagnosed And Mistreated
In a Twitter post on Tuesday, Stone revealed that her doctors misdiagnosed her and gave her the wrong treatment for her pain complaints. The pain increase caused Stone to seek a second medical opinion, discovering a “large fibroid tumor” that required emergency removal.
Now, the actress is urging the women on her platform to always seek a second opinion for their medical diagnoses. The “Basic Instinct” actress shared in the post that the first doctors administered a “double epidural,” which only worsened her pain. She wrote, “Ladies in particular: Don’t get blown off. GET A SECOND OPINION, It can save your life.”
Stone also revealed that the surgery was a success and said she’d be “down for 4-6 weeks” to ensure she makes a full recovery. Stone concluded the post with, “Thx for your care. It’s all good.”
Sharon Stone Urges Women To Read A Misdiagnosis Study
READ THIS LADIES
and VOTE BLUE FOR YOUR LIVES
YOU ARE WORTH IT ✌🏼 https://t.co/oKK1UNpAuA
— Sharon Stone (@sharonstone) November 1, 2022
Stone also tweeted the link to a medical study titled “Women More Likely Than Men to Suffer Misdiagnosis, According to Studies” and advised her female followers to read the article. Her caption read, “READ THIS LADIES and VOTE BLUE FOR YOUR LIVES YOU ARE WORTH IT.”
According to the NHS, fibroids are non-cancerous growth found in the womb that usually don’t cause any symptoms but, in serious cases, cause abdominal pain or lower back pain, or discomfort. If they get too big, fibroids can cause infertility and pregnancy complications and affect the body. Stone was right to get a second opinion, as it may have saved her life.
Fans Commiserated With The Actress
Stone’s social media post received a lot of positive support, with fans sharing their similar medical experiences and wishing the actress a speedy full recovery. One follower tweeted about his wife’s experience, saying that she went through Stone’s experience “several years ago.”
The fan wrote, “Oddly, her pain wasn’t constant, but when it hit, it would send her into orbit. It was simply unbearable. She finally received an accurate diagnosis, followed by surgery. Recovery was a bit slow, but she did fine.”
Another fan commented, “I’m so sorry to hear that you are ill. Best wishes for surgery and a speedy recovery. Thanks for always sharing your experiences with us and for looking out for us!”
This Isn’t Sharon Stone’s First Major Surgical Procedure
This isn’t Stone’s first rodeo with a major surgical procedure. The “Catwoman” star revealed in her memoir “The Beauty of Living Twice” that she had “gigantic” benign tumors removed from her breast in 2001. Stone also revealed that in the same year, she had a near-fatal stroke and a cerebral hemorrhage.
During a subsequent interview with Oprah Winfrey, Stone spoke about her experience after the terrible stroke. She said, “My radiance went away. It isn’t so much your beauty as your radiance. It’s a radiance and a magnetism, a presence.”
Stone also shared with Variety in another interview that her stroke caused her to take a two-year break from her acting career, but that, in reality, it took almost seven years for the actress to recover fully.
She said, “People treated me in a way that was brutally unkind. From other women in my own business to the female judge who handled my custody case, I don’t think anyone grasps how dangerous a stroke is for women and what it takes to recover.”