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Lena Dunham Underwent Hysterectomy After Years Of Intense Pain

Date February 14, 2018

Actress, writer, and producer, Lena Dunham, recently revealed that after several years of battling endometriosis, she was finally free. The medical condition causes a constant buildup of tissue on the outside of the uterus.

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The final procedure the TV star underwent was a hysterectomy. In a nutshell, she had her entire uterus removed.

Complications

The Girls star said the hysterectomy was not the first procedure she had gone through. According to Lena, she had already spent several thousands of dollars on other surgeries.

In addition, doctors had suggested alternative therapy. This included “pelvic floor therapy, massage therapy, pain therapy, color therapy, acupuncture.

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During her surgery, the doctors also discovered another complication. She suffered a condition that reverses her monthly cycles, resulting in blood retention.

The surgery was successful, and now, Lena is finally free of the disturbing pain she was suffering. She is still reliant on medication for the time being, but her situation is much improved.

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Life after surgery

Although she does not have the uterus, Lena still hopes to have a baby of her own someday. Thankfully, her ovaries were saved during the procedure. She said:

I may have felt choiceless before, but I know I have choices now. Soon I’ll start exploring whether my ovaries, which remain someplace inside me in that vast cavern of organs and scar tissue, have eggs. Adoption is a thrilling truth I’ll pursue with all my might.

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Her body may still be badly bruised after the surgery but not her spirit. Lena continues to raise awareness about endometriosis and tries to garner more support for people who suffer the condition.

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Lena also recently broke up with Jack Antonoff. The pair seems to have found a peaceful way to end the relationship and move on. On her part, Lena says she is excited about the possibilities the future presents.

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