How 13 Fibroids Were Removed From Body – Toke Makinwa

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Renowned Nigerian media personality, Toke Makinwa, has bravely shared her journey of battling fibroids.

She revealed that she recently underwent surgery to remove a staggering 13 fibroids from her body.

The revelation came in the wake of the release of Stephanie Coker’s documentary titled “Where the Heck is My Period.”

In her narration, Makinwa disclosed that fibroids have been a prevalent issue among the women in her family, with some having to resort to removing their wombs due to the condition’s severity.

Reflecting on her own experience, Makinwa recounted the distressing symptoms she endured, including a noticeably enlarged abdomen, irregular periods, and discomfort when lying down.

She also highlighted the emotional toll of constantly fielding questions about potential pregnancy, which often plagued her public appearances.

Expressing solidarity with other women who face similar challenges, Makinwa emphasized the importance of destigmatizing discussions surrounding women’s reproductive health.

She commended Stephanie Coker for shedding light on the topic through her documentary, noting that such initiatives facilitate open dialogue and support among women dealing with fibroids.

She said:

“PCOS I haven’t had but I’ve had fibroids. Just watching the documentary, there are a lot of similarities between symptoms and the bloating. I remember when I started off in this industry and you had to host shows. I remember I had to wear like two waist cinchers or three waist cinchers because I was so tiny but I had a belly and people would always ask if you’re pregnant. I was tired of people asking “are you pregnant?” and you know how there would be photos on red carpets and it’ll be everywhere and everyone would be talking about the fact that “oh my god, is she pregnant, or what has she eaten?”

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“I’ve had cousins who’ve had to take out their wombs. It’s very daunting. It’s one of the most stressful things. I think one of the worst parts of it is bleeding excessively. I mean, I didn’t bleed for a hundred and something days, but I know about you just seeing your period when you’re not expecting it. I know about you sitting somewhere and you get up and someone has to move close to you and say “oh your period”.

“I’m happy Stephanie Coker did this documentary because women can come together and talk about it. It does a lot to your self-esteem. You’re just nervous all the time. The anxiety levels are high. Eventually, when I got surgery, I had 13 fibroids taken out of me. Tiny me, thirteen.”

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