Ayda Field shared photos from hospital as she underwent the procedure (Picture: Getty Images|Instagram)

Ayda Field has opened up about having a colonoscopy this week, as she encouraged her fans to check their own bodies. 

The model and TV star, 43, who is married to Robbie Williams, 48, shared a selfie of herself in a hospital bed, with a hairnet and surgical mask on. 

She told her followers: ‘Colonoscopy chic’, with a tongue-out emoji, adding ‘#getchecked’.

A colonoscopy is a test to check inside the bowels and involves a camera being passed into the bowel through the bottom using a long, thin, flexible tube. 

The test, which generally takes between half an hour and 45 minutes, is usually done while the patient is awake and medications like painkillers or sedatives are used to make the experience more comfortable. 

The colonoscopy can help identify what is causing bowel symptoms including blood in stools, diarrhoea or constipation that does not go away or unexplained weight loss from conditions including Crohn’s disease or bowel cancer and other diseases. 

Ayda Field urged her fans to also get checked (Picture: Instagram)

She updated her followers after getting out of the hospital (Picture: Instagram)

She enjoyed being able to eat after the procedure was finished (Picture: Instagram)

Her burger and chips looked delicious (Picture: Instagram)

Ayda did not elaborate further on her tests but later updated fans after leaving the hospital. 

She shared a snap of her wearing a green tie-dye jumper and sunglasses in the car as she told her fans: ‘Feeling better and ready to tackle the rest of this day…’

Ayda, pictured with husband Robbie Williams, has been conscious of her health since her mother was diagnosed with cancer (Picture: Dave Benett/Getty Images)

Enjoying being able to eat again after having to fast before the procedure, Ayda shared snaps of her meal, adding: ‘After my colonoscopy, I’m loading up…’

She then shared a photo of her martini drink and a delicious-looking burger and chips with a pot of ketchup on the side.

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Ayda has been more conscious of her own health after her mother Gwen, who is 72, was diagnosed with stage two cervical cancer. 

Gwen Field has Parkinson’s and was found to have an ‘aggressive’ tumour two years ago, which had spread outside of the cervix. 

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