Sam Faiers' Crohn's fertility fears

Sam Faiers admits she worried about her fertility after being diagnosed with Crohn's disease

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Sam Faiers

Sam Faiers was concerned that Crohn's disease would affect her fertility when she was first diagnosed.

'The Only Way Is Essex' beauty learnt she had the inflammatory bowel disease earlier this month, after experiencing severe pains while in the 'Celebrity Big Brother' house in January, and she became concerned that this would effect the chances of her having children.

Quizzed on her biggest fear, she said: "Whether it would affect my fertility. Googling that was pretty much the first thing I did. I want kids and having Crohn's isn't a problem, thank goodness."

Sam admits it has been a wake up call and although she sometimes had concerns about her weight the most important thing is her health.

She added to Now magazine: "Its made me think a lot about things. I remember worrying if I went from a size 10 to 12, being bothered if I looked too big. I actually worked really hard with a trainer doing weights and 60 squats a day to get in shape for 'Celebrity Big Brother'. And then I lost a stone and a half. All I wanted was my curves back. My bum has completely disappeared.

"I'm going to get [sister] Billie [Faiers] to get me some of those padded knickers.

"We spend all of our time wanting to lose weight but life's about being healthy."

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