Egyptian actress Huda El Mufti suffered a stroke last year without realizing it.
El Mufti got candid about her health scare during an appearance on prominent TV host, Mona El-Shazly’s program “Makom Mona El-Shazly” broadcast on “CBC” Channel.
“I came back from El-Gouna with coronavirus; it was at the beginning of the outbreak and I was one of the first people in Egypt to contract it. I did not know what was going on,” she stated.
El Mufti continued: “Of course, I did not take any liquidity medicine when I had the Coronavirus, so I suffered from a mesenteric venous thrombosis— a blood clot in veins that drain blood from the intestines attached to the abdomen— and did not know,”.
“I just felt certain symptoms and a strange burning sensation and thought the issue was something related to my heart. I did an EKG but didn’t find anything,” she explained.
El Mufti added: “On New Year’s Day, my friend and I traveled to Aswan where suddenly I experienced unnatural pain and quickly caught a flight back to Cairo,”.
“If it wasn’t for my present company, something bad could have happened. She attended to my every need,” the actress pointed out.
El Mufti added that was hospitalized in a hospital in Cairo where the doctors did not know what she had.
“The doctors performed laparotomy — an open surgery of the abdomen carried out to discover any intra-abdominal injury — and discovered a clot in the vein that delivers blood to the intestines that caused gangrene in that area because it remained untreated. They decided to remove it; it was a major operation,” she continued.
The actress pointed out that she remained a long period in intensive care, for more than a month, and was prevented from eating and drinking water.