In a shifting essay for Vogue, Lena Dunham has revealed that she has undergone a hysterectomy due to her endometriosis.
The 31-year-old stated she made the robust choice to have her cervix and uterus eliminated after “years of complex surgeries measuring in the double digits” because of the debilitating illness. There is not any recognized remedy for endometriosis, however the star says she’s tried a variety of remedies together with “pelvic floor therapy, massage therapy, pain therapy, colour therapy, acupuncture”. Nothing labored.
“In addition to endometrial disease, an odd humplike protrusion and a septum running down the middle, I have retrograde bleeding, a.k.a. my period running in reverse so that my stomach is full of blood,” Lena wrote.
“My ovary has settled in on the muscle mass across the sacral nerves in my again that permit us to stroll. Let’s please not even speak about my uterine lining.
“The only beautiful detail is that the organ — which is meant to be shaped like a light bulb — was shaped like a heart.”
The actor and director – who lately introduced she had cut up from her very long time boyfriend Jack Antonoff – stated she wouldn’t have the ability to carry a toddler.
“I may have felt choiceness before, but I know I have choices now,” she stated.
“Soon I’ll 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 a thrilling truth I’ll pursue with all my might.”