Naga Munchetty confirms womb condition diagnosis and speaks of debilitating pain05/22/2023
Naga Munchetty has confirmed she’s been diagnosed with adenomyosis.
Speaking on Monday, the BBC Breakfast presenter candidly revealed the debilitating levels of pain she’s been experiencing, pain that is sometimes so bad it ‘takes her breath away’.
The 48-year-old TV star was diagnosed with adenomyosis – when the lining of the womb is found deep in the uterus’ muscle – eight months ago and confessed that until then she’d never heard of the condition.
Speaking on BBC Radio 5 this week, Naga bravely shared: ‘Right now as I sit here talking to you, I am in pain. Constant, nagging pain.’
She went on: ‘In my uterus, around my pelvis – sometimes it runs down my thighs. And I’ll have some level of pain for the entire show and for the rest of the day until I go to sleep.’
Naga continued: ‘Every so often the pain changes; it becomes a stabbing pain. A pain that takes my breath away and I can do nothing but sit with it for a minute or curl up to cope.
‘I’m in pain because I have something called adenomyosis. You probably haven’t heard of it, I hadn’t either until I was told eight months ago that I have it.’
The veteran journalist added: ‘After decades of painful, heavy periods. Periods that made me pass out, sweat, cry, moan, groan, curled up in a tight ball, having to sleep on a towel.
‘I’d set myself an alarm every three hours at night to make sure I changed my tampon.’
Naga concluded: ‘A lifetime of being told, “you’re just unlucky, it’s just one of those things”.
‘A lifetime of changing my behaviour, adapting my plans, changing my life to cope with the pain.
‘And I am just one of many, many more women.’
Beneath a clip shared on BBC Radio 5’s Twitter of Naga talking about her recent diagnosis, praise for the presenter quickly piled up.
One person wrote: ‘I have so much respect for you, Naga – these issues really need to be talked about. Thank you. I hope you can find a solution that works for you.’
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