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I didn’t panic though, I’m tall and skinny and thought that might be something to do with me being a late developer.’
Instead, she focused on her future and when she was 17, applied to attend a music college in Guildford.
But after suffering from pain in her neck in summer 2012, she went to see her GP.
'While I was there, I mentioned I hadn’t started my period yet. I still wasn’t overly worried but I thought it was worth saying something
My doctor was very surprised but didn’t seem to think it was serious. He just suggested that he would do some scans to see what the problem was.'
Hindsight: Miss Beck says that as a teenager, she was blissfully unaware of her condition - with no idea that the development she was waiting for would never happen
Women with MRKH appear completely normal externally - which means it is often not discovered in childhood, but in the teenage years
[size=1.2em]When scans showed nothing, she was referred to a [size=1.2em]gynaecologist, who immediately spotted something was wrong.
[size=1.2em]Miss Beck said: ‘My other scan results had been sent to her and just from looking at them, she knew I had MRKH.
[size=1.2em]‘She sat me down and basically explained that I didn’t have a womb, or a vagina, that I was born without them and instead just had a small dimple in it’s place.'
[size=1.2em]So mortified by what she had heard, she was too embarrassed to admit to family and friends she had the condition - let [size=1.2em]alone the prospect of telling any future boyfriends.
[size=1.2em]She said: ‘I was too embarrassed to call my mum and talk it through with her, so instead, I sent her an email.