Quad Webb-Lunceford, star of Married to Medicine and Sister Circle, announced on the latter program earlier this week that she is going on a hiatus from the daily talk show so that she could handle an important health issue. The 38-year-old TV personality revealed that after ignoring different aches and pains for some time, she finally went to the doctor after some urging from co-host Rashan Ali, and was told that she has some fibroids that need to be taken care of. But not just some — a lot.
“I would like to share with you, I want you guys to hear it first so there’s no assumptions being made and there’s no crazy things out on the Internet,” she said. “But I’m going to be stepping away from Sister Circle for some time. I have some health issues that I really need to address. Rashan, I want to thank you so much [cries]…because I had watched my body change over a period of time and I ignored it. And then I began to tell myself, ‘Oh, well it could be…’ other things that it wasn’t. I was telling myself, ‘Oh, it’s probably a hernia.’ And Rashan you just stayed on me. You were like a little gnat. I was like ‘Get away!’ You stayed on me. And with that love that you gave me I want to thank you so much because you led me to going to the doctor and I have now been diagnosed with fibroids.”
According to her doctor, Quad has nearly 10 fibroids, and their could be many more. That will be verified during the surgery she is stepping away to have.
“On the ultrasound alone they spotted seven and they’re telling me there may be tons more once they get deeper into the surgery,” she said. “This is not the first time this has happened to any woman. In fact, 70 percent of women are affected; one in three African-American women and one in four Caucasian women. There are a lot of options out there, ladies. I searched high and low for the best surgery for me and with that being said, I will not be here tomorrow, moving forward for a number of weeks.”
There are a few different options for treatment of fibroids, as Quad pointed out. However, the necessity of surgery depends on where your fibroids are, the size of them, and how many you’re dealing with. There’s uterine fibroid embolization, which cuts off blood flow to the tumor, causing them to shrink. A myomectomy, which is the surgical removal of fibroids, hysteroscopy which is when a lighted scope is inserted through the vagina into the uterus to remove fibroids, and a laparascopy, which is when fibroids are removed through an incision in the abdomen, and a laparotomy, which is a large incision in the abdomen to remove large fibroids or a number of them. Based on the time that Quad estimates that she needs to be away, and the number of fibroids she has, it is likely that she is having a laparotomy, which can require between four to six weeks of recovery.
Whichever procedure she’s undergoing, we’re glad to hear that Quad took charge of her situation, sought out a doctor and will soon treat her fibroids. Fans are looking forward to seeing her back in her Sister Circle chair very soon.