Cynthia Bailey Undergoing Surgery For Medical Condition That Makes Her Look Pregnant

June 27, 2013  |  

Source: WENN

When stories began swirling that Cynthia Bailey was expecting earlier this month, the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star quickly took to Twitter to dispel the rumors saying that she is dealing with a medical condition that only makes her appear pregnant and that there’s no baby on the way.

At the time she also told us to “Stay tuned,” which suggested some major announcement was coming or that we would see the condition revealed on the next season of RHOA, and both of those assumptions appear to be true, based on an exclusive the reality character recently gave to

She told the site:

“I can’t say a whole lot about it, but I am dealing with a medical situation. I will be having a surgery and rectifying the [situation]. That will play out on the show.

“As part of the journey I am going through with that, I decided I did wanted to share it with the world because I felt like there is a lot of education in this process that I am going to be going through.

“I decided to take you guys on this journey with me because I really didn’t know a lot about it. And then once you find out something, people aren’t always diligent about getting to the doctor and really figuring out what I need to do or just being overall healthy people in general.

“The more information I got about it once I did go to the doctor and really saw the rewards, how good I was going to feel from dealing with it, and how many women actually deal with this condition, I felt it just would be powerful to relay that information out there. Over three or four million people watch our show. And even they love the drama, but I think it’s great when they can actually get some education out of it as well and this is just one of those situations where whether they want to learn about it or not, they’re going to learn something when they watch me go through this process.”

Cynthia is certainly building the mystery and anticipation around the revelation of her disease by not saying what exactly she’s battling until her situation airs on RHOA. That strikes me as rather odd for someone who claims to want to raise awareness and encourage other people to be more diligent about their own wellness. But nevertheless, Cynthia says this health scare has been an eye opener for her.

“It has really just changed my life and how I look at my health,” she said. “I’m in my forties. I really have to take care of myself. I have to make sure I make those yearly visits to the doctor and just get checked out. I’m so busy that time just goes and I’m like, ‘Oh my god. I haven’t gone.’ But it’s super important.”

Cynthia said she has not yet gone under the knife to take care of her medical issue but her surgery date is coming up. We wish her the best!

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  • folamix

    I tend to believe it is two-fold. One to educate women and two, to improve the ratings.

  • J Mc

    I agree! Is she holding back for ratings? If this is a condition that you want to raise awareness about then why make everybody wait for the show to air in order to find out what we should be aware of? We found out that Giuliana Rancic had Breast Cancer before her show aired but the fans still tuned in to watch her journey.

  • I don’t know what she means about educating the public. WebMD is only a click away. This is her story line this season and she doesn’t want to give it away. If she was really trying to get the word out and bring awareness she would just say what it is and then point people to the show to see how she deals with it.

    • Realityh03$Anonymous….ohwait

      But web md isn’t always the best route… it leads to self diagnosis. It can also make something like a rash into scabies…

      • What I’m saying is she’s claiming she’s going to educate people on her disorder on the show. That’s a daggone lie. That show ain’t never been about no education. What I’m saying is if she has a disease she could bring awareness to it by telling everyone. They could in turn educate themselves by visiting a site like WebMD.

        • Realityh03$Anonymous….ohwait

          I see wat u mean…

  • Rosemary Davis

    I hope that she will be ok but this sounds like an ovarian tumor they often grow so large one can look like they are pregnant because the tumor becomes so filled with fluid that the fluid eventually starts too leak into the abdominal cavity which in turn can make one look pregnant Fibroids are common in some women and can be very painfull and can cause severe bleeding but they don’t make you look as if you are pregnant

    • Yvette

      Maybe not all women, but for some it can make you look pregnant.

  • folamix

    that’s what I was thinking

  • Francine

    She’s probably dealing with Fibroids,as quite a few black women are,after the age of 40.

    • Lexi

      I said the same thing.