Nigerians were hit with the news over the weekend of Nollywood actress, Nse Ikpe-Etim opening up on why she has not had a kid and why she’s not going to have one, due to medical condition, Adenoymyosis, that she was diagnosed with.

The talented and award-winning actress while speaking at an event tagged “Conversation With Nse” in Lagos said she won’t be able to have a kid because she has removed her womb.

She revealed she was diagnosed with Adenomyosis, a medical condition whereby the inner lining of the uterus breaks through the muscle wall of the uterus, three years ago.

In this post, details on Adenomyosis, the painful condition that affects one in 10 Women is shared.

What is adenomyosis?

Like endometriosis, adenomyosis is a condition caused by tissue similar to the endometrium (the tissue in the lining of the womb) cropping up in places where it doesn’t belong. In endometriosis, this tissue occurs outside of the womb, whereas in adenomyosis it’s found between the muscle fibres in the uterine wall – the myometrium – which can cause painful and heavy periods, as well as pain during sex, urination and defecation. Next to continue reading.