“My vagina has quadrupled in size”: influencer Elsa Dasc recounts her painful battle with infertility

“My vagina has quadrupled in size”: influencer Elsa Dasc recounts her painful battle with infertility

It is a strong and particularly important testimony that Elsa Dasc delivered on her Youtube channel. The influencer, revealed in the world of reality TV a few years ago, posted a video in which she tells her “story, the one that goes wrong”, through her fight against infertility. And this, without taboos or filters.

“I have struggled privately for a year and a half with fertility. Having a child for me will never be an easy thing” wrote Elsa Dasc in August 2022 on Instagram, in the caption of a photo of her, lying on a hospital bed. At 27, the young woman who made herself known on the show “Les princes de l’amour” chose to break the taboos that still surround the subject of infertility, especially in the world of influencers where looking good seems to be such an important value. However, as the young woman recalls, “it affects 1 in 10 women” in France. In 2021, a study by the National Institute for Demographic Studies (INED) and Inserm estimated that 150,000 the number of women treated for infertility each year. This is also why Elsa Dasc chose to talk about it.

“I screamed in pain, I was leaving”

Like many other women, Elsa Dasc, since she married a certain Arthur, has had to deal with the tireless question: “When’s the baby?”. As soon as you get married, or are in a relationship, the baby box seems inevitable. And if this question is so problematic, it is because not only is it intrusive, but it does not take into account the health variable, and all the problems that a woman can meet when she wishes to become a mother. Like infertility. “As you know, I struggle to get pregnant” explains Elsa Dasc in a video posted on her Youtube channel. In April 2022, the young woman, who lives in Mauritius, learns that she is suffering from a tubal inflammation. “The doctor says, ‘We’re going to tie your tubes, and we’re going to do IVF.’ Basically, next month, I’m pregnant,” she explains. Cautious, Elsa and her husband still decide to seek a second medical opinion, this time in France. And the tone is not at all the same, since the doctor believes that the influencer is far too young and in good health to remove her tubes. Offers him to unclog them during an operation: laparoscopy hysteroscopy.

When she wakes up, after a 4-hour intervention, Elsa learns that she is suffering from a superficial endometriosis that was taken away from him. It’s the shock again: “I always told myself that I didn’t suffer from it. Because I know what a woman can feel with endometriosis, that the symptoms are very strong. And me, I was asymptomatic.” Now he needs to rest. The influencer holds on, and does not feel any pain… until the evening: “There, I had very, very bad. The night passed, and the next day, I think that the anesthesia of the operation has been absorbed. The Super Warrior side that I had faded. I feel a pain in my stomach, I see bruises. That’s normal. But the pain was still very very strong, I don’t want it to no one.”

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It was the beginning of hell for Elsa Dasc who, convalescing at home in France, began to feel weaker and weaker: “I could no longer get up, move to the left or the right. I got to a stage where I was no longer eating. I asked Arthur (her husband, editor’s note) to go buy me diapers.” During the following night, the pain intensifies, Elsa “screams in pain”, and is not at the end of her troubles: “I was losing consciousness from pain. I was losing control of my body, and leave.”

A second operation and physical after-effects

Taken from emergency to the hospital, Elsa Dasc quickly becomes aware of the diagnosis: she suffers from internal bleeding, a “loss of hemoglobin, anemia” she adds on Instagram: “Despite the success of the operation, the next day, my body did not support, zero risk does not exist.” On Youtube, the influencer details how a blood vessel actually burst during her operation, letting blood spread through her body, around vital organs. The situation is alarming, and the young woman panics: “Am I going to go through it?! I saw stress around me.”

Fortunately, the medical staff, very worried, immediately took matters into their own hands, and Elsa was able to be operated on again to stop the internal bleeding. But if she chose to talk about it, it is also to raise awareness among her audience. Because as her story proves, sometimes a battle with infertility isn’t just about IVF or medical appointments here and there. There are also the traumas of a body, still too often overlooked, under the pretext that they are caused by the desire to have a baby. One can desire it very strongly, and yet suffer from it just as strongly.

On Youtube, Elsa Dasc thus returned to the traces left by her two surgeries, in particular certain surprising symptoms: “I have large bruises all over my body, but also, my vagina has quadrupled in volume. Yes, yes, yes . It turned into a purple, blue color. Like a big hematoma. It’s very ugly to see” she confides without taboos, before relativizing: “When you have health concerns, you don’t care. fuck physical issues. Especially since I knew it was going to go away, I wasn’t at all ashamed of my body at that point.” The influencer has also documented her story with photos taken in her hospital room, with the “pee bag” and the blood bags connected to her arm. To show reality.

Today, Elsa Dasc hopes that her fallopian tubes “are well unblocked, because they can be closed again”, and continues, with her husband, to try to have a baby “with the natural method”.

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