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ESPN's Molly Qerim Opened Up About Her Painful Battle With Uterus Disorder

Molly Qerim on ESPN's Mike & Mike.

ESPN host Molly Qerim is one of the rising stars at the network. She's been the host of First Take since mid-2015 and does as good a job as anyone could expect sitting in between Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman.

Qerim made headlines this week for something non-ESPN related, though. She opened up about her battle with a painful disorder.

The 33-year-old host discussed her battle with endometriosis, a disorder in which tissue that normally lines the uterus grows outside the uterus, during an interview on Good Morning America.

Qerim says she was first diagnosed with endometriosis seven years ago. It's been a painful battle since.

"The endometriosis was not just in my reproductive organs, it was everywhere," Qerim told ABC News' Amy Robach. "On my liver, on my intestines."

"It had all compiled into a cyst, which burst," she said. "And then the toxins were all in my body."

Endometriosis is believed to affect more than 11 percent of women aged 15 to 44. It's more prevalent in women in their 30s and 40s.

Qerim was on medication, but the side effects were bad. She's since turned to acupuncture.

"I was getting injections into my back, which was awesome," she joked. "Pain is just running down your leg."

"It put my body into menopause," she said. "I gained a lot of weight. I didn't feel myself: mentally, emotionally, physically."

You can watch Qerim's full interview with ABC here.