Lena Dunham reveals her shocking surgery procedure: she underwent a total hysterectomy

Lena Dunham talks about her struggle with endometriosis and decides to have a hysterectomy removing her uterus and cervix.

Emily Treadgold

Lena Dunham has opened up about her endometriosis. Which is a condition "in which the tissue that normally lines the uterus grows outside the uterus." Dunham wrote about how she was dealing with excruciating pain and decided to have a hysterectomy, a surgery which removes the cervix and uterus. 

I can feel it, deeply specific yet unverified, despite so many tests and so much medical dialogue. I just sense that the uterus I have been given is defective.

Lena Dunham

Dunham said that she wasn't giving up on being a mom someday and was exploring her options. She's checking in on her ovaries and considering adoption.

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