Last November, actress Lena Dunham first opened up about her struggles with endometriosis. For Dunham, her endometriosis caused frequent painful cramping, heavy bleeding, mood swings, and fatigue.
Endometriosis causes tissue to grow on the outside of the uterus rather than on the inside. She was undiagnosed for many years before finally being diagnosed via laparoscopic surgery.
Dunham was initially concerned that if people knew about her diagnosis, they would think she was weak. She came to conclude that she was in fact strong because of everything she had dealt with. Back in March, Dunham had to undergo a surgery for her endometriosis because her symptoms had worsened. She was hospitalized for a few weeks, and she used her social media accounts to reach out to her fans.
Dunham expressed that she needed to take care of herself during this time. Dunham was just recently spotted at the 8th annual Blossom Ball which benefits the Endometriosis Foundation of America. During an interview, she indicated that she is doing much better and taking care of herself as she heals from her surgery. Dunham continues to spread awareness and speak out about the disease that affects her as well as many other women.