Chrissy Teigen urged by doctors to have colonoscopy to check for cancer
Chrissy Teigen revealed she booked in a colonoscopy after being warned by her doctors to start having early checks for colon cancer.
The 37-year-old model admitted she decided to undergo the medical procedure which involves examining the large bowel and the distal part of the small bowel with a camera, after her doctor warned her that the colon cancer diagnosis age was lowering.
Speaking in an Instagram Stories video amid preparations for the procedure, she said: ‘Soon there’s going to be a very large jump in people my age and even a little younger getting colon cancer because we don’t get checked.
‘And we don’t get checked because we’re not told to. You think that your parents are the ones that get checked.’
The wife of All of Me singer John Legend since 2013 continued explaining: ‘I have my first colonoscopy because I was told by my doctor that people are getting it younger and younger and they should go in earlier and earlier to get checked now.’
Chrissy went on to add that she had been told to take a ‘wild amount’ of cleansing pulls in preparation but joked that she had taken a ‘big risk’ by wearing white pants on the day.
She added: ‘My number one question is, you see me every day. I wear a black Hanro bra and black leggings every day.
‘And for some reason, on the day that I have to take this wild amount of colon cleanse pills, I chose to wear white pants and a white bra.
‘Just being a big risk-taker today. One thing that you always hear about is the crazy drink that you have to drink the night before.
‘It’s like very intense and [there’s] cramping. And obviously, you have to get ready to have a camera up your butt.
‘But now, it can be pills. So now I have to take these pills, a sip of water after every pill, and then a giant thing of water!’
Mum to Luna, six, Miles, four and six-month-old Esti – who she shares with the celebrated singer – Chrissy is known for her candid tales and outspokenness online.
She chatted with fans fresh-faced in her home and appeared comfortable as she showed the camera her pot of pills she had been instructed to take ahead of her hospital visit.
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