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Celebrities You Didn’t Know Are Battling Medical Conditions

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Gabrielle Union

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Being a huge fan of Gabrielle Union for a long while, you would probably already know her journey and struggle to conceive. She suffered through years of miscarriages and fertility issues and it wasn’t until years later that she was finally diagnosed with adenomyosis. According to the Mayo Clinic, adenomyosis “occurs when the tissue that normally lines the uterus grows into the muscular wall of the uterus. The displaced tissue continues to act normally — thickening, breaking down and bleeding — during each menstrual cycle.” For Union, this impacted her fertility in a big way. “The gag is I had it in my early 20s, and instead of someone diagnosing me they were like ‘Oh you have periods that last 9 or 10 days and you’re bleeding through overnight pads? Not a mere inconvenience perhaps there’s something more there,’” she explained at the BlogHer conference last year..

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