The 64-year-old actress is sharing the distressing health news to urge other women to always ask for a second medical opinion.
Sharon Stone is sharing a recent misdiagnosis that turned out to be a "large fibroid tumor" in a bid to help other women be aware of asking for a second medical opinion. The Basic Instinct star revealed on her Instagram Story that she "just had another misdiagnosis and incorrect procedure," adding that she had to receive a "double epidural" to treat the pain, according to PEOPLE. Since the pain didn't seem to subside she asked another medical professional for their opinion. Turns out she had "a large fibroid tumor that must come out." "Ladies in particular: Don't get blown off ❣️GET A SECOND OPINION ❣️ It can save your life 🙏🏻💥," she wrote Monday. "I'll be down for 4-6 weeks for full recovery. Thx for your care. It's all good 💪🏻 🙏🏻."
The 64-year-old has had multiple health scares over the years including a stroke and a nine-day brain hemorrhage in 2001. "I had a massive brain hemorrhage. So I know what the alternative to growing older is. I bled in my brain for nine days. I spent two years learning to walk and talk again. I came home from that stroke stuttering, couldn’t read for two years. I was in an ICU for nine days and the survival rate for what I went through is very low. I don’t need someone to make me feel bad about growing older," she said in a 2014 interview with The Hollywood Reporter. Stone told Willie Geist on Sunday Today, that as she was lying in a hospital bed a doctor told her that she was close to death. "The room was so silent," she said. "When the room is so silent and no one's running around trying to fix you, that's when you realize how near death is and how serious everything is."
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