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Lena Dunham Reveals She Had a Full Hysterectomy to Fight Her Endometriosis Pain

Lena Dunham Reveals She Had a Full Hysterectomy to Fight Her Endometriosis Pain

Lena Dunham underwent a major surgery to relieve herself of pain.

The 31-year-old Girls actress revealed in an essay for the March 2018 issue for Vogue that she had a full hysterectomy – removing her cervix and uterus – in order to relieve herself of endometriosis pain.

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Lena has been outspoken about her struggle with the painful condition, and had already undergone “years of complex surgeries measuring in the double digits.” She decided to remove her reproductive organs to end the pain once and for all.

She remains determined to have children: “I may have felt choiceless before, but I know I have choices now,” she wrote about planning for motherhood.

“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.”

For more, visit EndoFound.org.

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  • cafeast

    I am surprised this potato sack had ovaries or a uterus in the first place. Mel f-ing Gibson is more feminine than this hapless creature.
    And pls do not procreate, you are vile and your genetic line should die out with you and that equally disgusting sister of yours that you enjoy fingering.

  • wearing

    Well, she didn’t get that abortion she wanted, so she got the next best thing. She should think of it as a sign and not have children.

  • Silly People

    That comment she made about abortion has to be one of the most idiotic things said in the history of people.

  • cutitout

    Well aren’t you a nice person. God don’t like ugly.

  • Wendy

    She is one person that I hope never adopts. I feel bad for any kid that gets her as a parent.

  • Wendy

    It’s natures way of telling her she shouldn’t have children, she should listen.

  • namers

    “In the history of people,” hehe; that is likely something spouted from #45 in 5,4,3,2………..

  • Reilly

    Where she’s concerned, nearly everything…scratch that, everything that comes out of her mouth is idiotic.

  • moody

    And no one cared. She’s a vile disgusting woman.

  • moody

    And no one cared. She’s a vile disgusting woman.

  • Reilly

    Who actually asks her to write these thing?. 9/10 whenever we are ‘honored’ with one, it always boils down to the same thing – whatever it is, it’s been so hard on her but like a brave little soldier, she coped and carried on. Or in other words, she’s overshared once again because she wants a pat on the back for having something millions of others do but because she is Lena, she is more important and you should applaud her for it.

  • Reilly

    Who actually asks her to write these thing?. 9/10 whenever we are ‘honored’ with one, it always boils down to the same thing – whatever it is, it’s been so hard on her but like a brave little soldier, she coped and carried on. Or in other words, she’s overshared once again because she wants a pat on the back for having something millions of others do but because she is Lena, she is more important and you should applaud her for it.

  • USWeeklyHatesComments

    If you don’t have endo, you don’t know. And if you hate her, then I’m sure you’ll revel in knowing she was most likely in the most excruciating pain a human being could endure. Think searing red hot sword into your abdomen and back constantly, every second for days, weeks or even months (mine lasted 8 months until I was faced with the last birth control medication or hysterectomy at 30).

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  • suzybel

    It’s probably a good thing she can’t reproduce and God help the poor kids if she adopts.

  • cafeast

    Evidently. The bitch had the hair pie tremors.