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Lena Dunham Reveals She Had Full Hysterectomy After Lengthy Battle With Endometriosis

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Lena Dunham Reveals She Had Full Hysterectomy After Lengthy Battle With Endometriosis

After battling continual ache from endometriosis for a number of years, has revealed she had a complete hysterectomy to take away her uterus and cervix. Opening up about her situation in an essay revealed within the March difficulty of (by way of ), the 31-year-old actress defined that she made the robust choice to have a hysterectomy after enduring “years of complicated surgical procedures measuring within the double digits.”

Whereas present process the process, Dunham’s medical doctors found that she had different medical points. “Along with endometrial illness,” she wrote, “an odd hump-like protrusion and a septum operating down the center, I’ve retrograde bleeding, a.ok.a. my interval operating in reverse in order that my abdomen is filled with blood.”

She continued explaining, “My ovary has settled in on the muscle groups across the sacral nerves in my again that permit us to stroll. Let’s please not even speak about my uterine lining. The one lovely element is that the organ–which is supposed to be formed like a lightweight bulb–was formed like a coronary heart.”

Dunham believed she was lastly endometriosis-free in April 2017, however after being rushed to the hospital throughout the Met Gala the next month, which additionally prompted her to cancel her talking tour, it was revealed that the sickness had remained.

The previous “” star has been very open about her battle with the illness through which tissue that’s alleged to develop contained in the uterus grows on the skin. She has additionally been outspoken about the necessity to unfold consciousness.

And as for having kids, Dunham, who lately from longtime boyfriend Jack Antonoff, stays optimistic. “I could have felt choiceless earlier than, however I do know I’ve selections now,” she wrote. “Quickly I will begin exploring whether or not my ovaries, which stay someplace inside me in that huge cavern of organs and scar tissue, have eggs. Adoption is an exciting reality I will pursue with all my may.”

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