And it's something she considered thoroughly, given her desire one day to become a mother. At the time she said she was in "the greatest amount of physical pain that I have ever experienced". "Endometriosis affects women in the prime of their life".
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The actress, writer, director, and producer has been vocal about her condition, which results from abnormal tissue growth in the uterus. "Because I had to work so hard to have my pain acknowledged, there was no time to feel fear or grief". The most reliable way of diagnosing endometriosis is to see the womb lining sitting outside of the womb within the pelvis, which can be achieved through keyhole surgery.More news: Eurozone GDP Logs Strong Growth In Q4
An extract from the actress's essay was shared on Endofund.org - an organisation dedicated to raising awareness and funding for endometriosis sufferers in the States. Last April, she said she was "endometriosis-free" after undergoing surgery to move her ovaries away from her rectal wall. She had also been attempting to treat endometriosis with alternative healing methods, such as "pelvic floor therapy, massage therapy, pain therapy, colour therapy, acupuncture". "In many women the only symptom is very painful periods, but as many women are unaware of endometriosis, many think painful periods can be normal".
There is not yet a cure for endometriosis, but there are measures that can be taken to help minimize symptoms. Dunham writes that, despite the circumstances, she is determined to dissect various options.
There are various treatment options for sufferers of the condition, including non-surgical pain management and surgical options that can include the removal of organs.More news: All eyes on North Koreans in pairs figure skating
Looking to the future, Dunham says she "felt choiceless before, but I know I have choices now".
RADICAL HYSTERECTOMY: Removes uterus, cervix and vagina. Even better? "Chemically, hormonally, the hormonal tides, ups and downs, continue", he explains, meaning the brain keeps sending eggs that can be later collected and frozen. "Adoption is a thrilling truth I'll pursue with all my might", she added. It is not a lifestyle disease. Emotional support is essential, says Gelbard.
During her hysterectomy, Dunham wrote, surgeons discovered more medical problems. That's why, having a network of supporters who have educated themselves about the process, as well as a trusted therapist, can be invaluable. "Lena was incredibly lucky to have that". The Endometriosis Foundation excerpted the article on its website.More news: Theresa May Calls on Northern Irish Parties to Make 'Final Push'