As BBC’s Naga Munchetty reveals adenomyosis diagnosis, which other celebs suffer from womb condition?

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Adenomyosis is very similar to endometriosis which affects stars such as Chrissy Teigen and Dolly Parton

Naga Munchetty has been at the forefront of BBC bulletins for over a decade but instead of delivering the breaking news with listeners this morning, the journalist has shared her story of dealing with adenomyosis.

The 48-year-old informed her BBC Radio 5 listeners on Monday about her womb condition that leaves her in such acute pain she has to scream.

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Over the weekend, Naga recounted that the pain got to a point ‘so terrible, [where] I couldn’t move, turn over, sit up,’  that her husband had to phone an ambulance after screaming for 45 minutes.

The former Strictly Come Dancing star stated that she had been dealing with the debilitating womb condition since she was 16 years old, but had only received the diagnosis this year - over three decades later.

While endometriosis is more commonly known, adenomyosis sees the womb lining grow within the muscular wall of the womb too and leaves the woman with heavy or painful periods or a bloated tummy and can cause pain during sex or when going to the toilet.

Around 1 in 10 people are affected and some may go undiagnosed for years before turning to contraceptives to lessen the pain; however, others may have to undergo a hysterectomy.

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In light of Naga opening up about her womb condition, PeopleWorld recognises other celebrities who have spoken about their battle with adenomyosis and endometriosis.

Gabrielle Union

After trying to find a cause for her infertility troubles when trying to conceive a baby with her husband NBA player Dwayne Wade, actress Gabrielle Union was diagnosed with adenomyosis.

Gabrielle Union  attends the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in 2021, at Will Rogers State Historic Park in California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)Gabrielle Union  attends the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in 2021, at Will Rogers State Historic Park in California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Gabrielle Union attends the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in 2021, at Will Rogers State Historic Park in California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images) | Getty Images

The 50-year-old, who now has a daughter Kaavia through surrogacy, spoke candidly about the revelation at the 2020 BlogHer conference in New York City saying: “Towards the end of my fertility journey I finally got some answers, because everyone said ‘You’re a career woman, you’ve prioritised your career, you waited too long and now you’re just too old…The reality is I actually have adenomyosis.”

Halsey

Halsey sang about ‘Control’ in 2015 and throughout her life when dealing with endometriosis after having multiple surgeries and a miscarriage at the age of 20, she has now managed to find the balance calling herself a #EndoWarrior.

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The singer has been open about her surgical procedures, even showing her scars during her first pregnancy in 2017, and previously recounted how she walked the Grammy’s carpet the same year with her stitches still in.

Amy Schumer

On the topic of surgery, Amy Schumer underwent an operation to remove both her uterus and her appendix after suffering from endometriosis for years.

Taking to her social media, Amy told her over 10 million followers that she ‘feels good…finally’ and urged people with painful periods to get checked for the womb condition.

Dolly Parton

Endometriosis even affects some of the most successful musicians in history as the womb condition massively impacted Dolly Parton’s physical and mental health.

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The ‘9 to 5’ hitmaker underwent a partial hysterectomy in 1985 and has spoken about dealing with depression following her diagnosis.

Chrissy Teigen

In February 2021, cookbook author and model Chrissy Teigen took to Twitter to reveal she was having surgery to alleviate some of her endometriosis pain, just months after she lost a baby.

On Instagram, Chrissy said: “Usually I'm really good after [surgery]...'This one's a toughie. My whole belly got numbed. It's gonna be numb for like, a couple days.”

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