Former Big Brother Naija All Stars housemate Uriel Oputa talked about her experience with amenorrhea on a recent interview after her eviction from the reality TV show.
Uriel, who described the medical condition as the lowest point of her life, said her doctor had already informed her that she might never be able to have children.
According to her, she’s been struggling with her health for four years.
“Amenorrhea” is the medical term for the absence of menstruation during the reproductive years between puberty and menopause.
“Before I decided to embark on a health journey, I had health challenges,” she told Hero Daniels. “One of them was that I didn’t see my period for four years. And I remember going to the doctors in the UK, and they told me that there was a high possibility that I would never be able to have children.
“That time, my niece was two years old and I remember leaving the office thinking, ‘Oh! I will never be able to have a child.’ I
“I went into a state of depression. I was so depressed that I couldn’t watch kids on TV. I hated going past schools or parks because I would be reminded constantly that I might not be able to be a mother.
“So, it reached a point where I said, ‘Okay, if I can’t be a mother, I would have my niece as mine.’
“And that is why, till today, my niece and I are very close because she looks at me as a second mother.”
The reality TV show is currently going on and it features past winners such as Whitemoney, Mercy Eke and others. The likes of Angel, Neo and Uriel also made it.