Kim Kardashian is finally getting answers regarding the mystery illness that has taken a serious toll on her health.

A source close to the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star tells In Touch that she has “severe fibroids” — and she may need a hysterectomy in the near future.

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“She has severe fibroids,” the source tells In Touch, exclusively, of the benign tumors of muscular and fibrous tissue that grow in the uterine wall. “She’s been warned in the past they could eventually result in surgery to remove her uterus. Fibroids can cause you severe pain and lead to complications such as anemia and blood loss. They cause her such severe pain and cramping, sometimes she just wants to stay in bed.”

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Kim is no stranger to problems related to female health.

After suffering from placenta accreta during her pregnancy with North, 3, she was left with a hole in her uterus which made it difficult for her to conceive again — and she knew a hysterectomy was a possibility following her pregnancy with Saint, 1.

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