Lacey Schwimmer

One Dancing queen has helped another. Lacey Schwimmer, who announced Wednesday that she has endometriosis, said she only saw a doctor after noticing her symptoms were similar to those of fellow Dancing with the Stars pro Julianne Hough, according to a report from E! News.

Hough had an appendectomy on Tuesday to treat her endometriosis, and, according to her website, is at home resting. Because Schwimmer, 20, caught the disease early, she won't need surgery. But she will be required to take medication to manage the condition. Endometriosis is a condition in which uterine-lining tissue grows outside the uterus, usually on the exterior of other organs.

Schwimmer, who previously competed on Fox's So You Think You Can Dance, is partnered with 'N Sync's Lance Bass on Dancing with the Stars. On Monday's show, they became the first couple to score higher than Brooke Burke and Derek Hough this season.