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Zsa Zsa to seek medical help in US

Posted at | Updated as of 08/09/12 8:59 PM

MANILA, Philippines – After it was reported on Monday that she has an abnormal growth in her kidneys, singer Zsa Zsa Padilla revealed she is set to fly to the United States to seek an opinion of a medical expert.
 
Singer Zsa Zsa Padilla
In an exclusive interview with Push.com.ph, Padilla said she was born with a defective ureter, thus her left kidney got affected.
 
“I need to see a doctor and ask for a second opinion. Remember in 2007 I had surgery kasi ipinanganak ako na defective ang left ureter ko. Ang nangyari parang namaga ang left kidney ko, every year I have a check up. May isang taon na nagkaroon ako ng kidney stone, na-pass ko naman 'yon,” she explained.
 
Padilla said she’s already feeling the pain in her left kidney even before her long-time partner Dolphy was hospitalized last June 9.
 
“Prior to Dolphy’s hospitalization sumasakit ‘yung kidney ko. Nagpa-check up nga ako ng May before my birthday. Tinawagan ako later on, sabi ng doctor ko mayroon daw akong polyp. Pagkakaintindi ko 'pag polyp parang nodule lang siya,” she said.
 
Following that, Padilla said she saw a doctor again but it was only until after Dolphy was laid to rest that she was able to see the results of the check up.
 
“Nung sabi ko kamusta ang ultrasound ko sabi niya (doktor) hindi magandang balita kasi ‘yung polyp pala eh malaki na. It’s already the size of a golf ball, pingpong ball. Kailangan talagang operahan, tanggalin. May matitira pa naman sa kidney pero gusto ko lang pumunta para mag-seek ng second opinion,” she said.
 
Padilla earlier told ABS-CBN News she remains hopeful that she won’t be needing a surgery.
 
Padilla said she will be consulting Dolphy’s nephrologist at the Cedars Sinai Hospital in the United States, with her friend, celebrity doctor Vicki Belo, offering to shoulder the expenses.