Nigerian businesswoman and model, Tania Omotayo has opened up on her agonizing battle with a life threatening medical condition – Endometriosis.
Endometriosis is a painful disorder in which tissues similar to the tissue that normally lines the inside of your uterus grows outside the uterus.
The model, who once dated award-winning singer, Wizkid, spoke about the illness in a recent interview with media personality, Chude Jideonwo, and recounted how she went to different hospitals around the world with her dad but couldn’t get a proper diagnosis.
According to her, she was in so much pain and had heavy flow for three-four weeks. However, the doctors insisted that there was nothing wrong with her and she was only overreacting.
She said she was eventually diagnosed with the medical condition after coming in contact with a model who had the same condition, and immediately underwent a surgical procedure to correct the disorder.
Tania said in part,
“Have you watched Africa Magic movies when somebody dies and they’re rolling on the floor?
That was me in the hospital. Yeah, with white doctors looking at me like I was crazy. I was screaming, I was rolling, because I knew deep down, in the last 3 years, maybe 10 years before that.
When I tell you I’ve been to every doctor, every hospital worldwide, in every continent. My dad and I went to Austria. They told him it was in my head and I was looking for attention that there was absolutely nothing wrong with me.
I was in pain. I had really heavy periods. I would bleed for like 3 weeks to 4 weeks. I was in so much pain, I had to go to the hospital to get an injection for pain or to sleep.
I was constantly admitted in the hospital and the doctor actually told my dad to my face, in front of me, not like he said it behind my back, ‘She’s just a young girl looking for attention, there’s nothing medically wrong with her’.”
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