‘MY STOMACH IS FULL OF BLOOD’
Girls star Lena Dunham has had her cervix and uterus removed in a total hysterectomy. She underwent the surgical procedure after suffering with endometriosis for almost two decades. The medical condition causes intense pain as the uterine lining tissue grows outside the uterus. Lena went public with her endometriosis diagnosis in her Lenny Letter online forum in 2015, and now the 31-year-old has revealed all about her latest move to deal with the illness in a new essay for Vogue.
Revealing she awoke from the surgery to learn her inner organs were in a worse condition than she had imagined, the actress writes: “In addition to endometrial disease, an odd hump-like 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. My ovary has settled in on the muscles around the sacral nerves in my back that allow us to walk...”