19 Nov – After surprising fans with a photo of herself in hospital, Vivian Hsu recently revealed that it was due to adenomyosis.
On 17 November, the Taiwanese singer wrote a post on Instagram to explain her condition, saying that she has adenoma in the uterus, which leads to heavy bleeding for several consecutive days during non-menstrual periods.
"Haemoglobin and iron were severely insufficient, and I was in danger of fainting. I needed to be admitted to the hospital urgently. The doctor was great and very good. Everything was taken care of, everything was stable, thank you everyone."
Vivian, who likes to call herself Steel V, couldn't help but joke that she is a steel that is lacking in iron, and would need to supplement herself with it more.
According to Mayoclinic, adenomyosis occurs when "the tissue that normally lines the uterus (endometrial tissue) grows into the muscular wall of the uterus. The displaced tissue continues to act normally - thickening, breaking down and bleeding - during each menstrual cycle. An enlarged uterus and painful, heavy periods can result."
(Photo Source: Vivian Hsu Instagram)