Lena Dunham Shows Off Her Endometriosis Scars

She Is Flaunting Her Scars Proudly

Lena Dunham Shows Off Her Endometriosis Scars

September 16th, 2016

Lena Dunham has always been open about her struggle with endometriosis, the illness that caused her to take time off from the Girls press tour earlier this year. In a new photo posted to her Instagram story on Wednesday night, Dunham showed the scars from her endometriosis surgery in a story post. She made a joke about the swimsuit she was wearing, but the meaning of the picture goes further than this.

Lena Dunham Shows Off Her Endometriosis Scars - Imagen 1

(Lena Dunham  Sorry for the quality, Instagram Account Only Source)

Dunham previously opened up about endometriosis in an essay on her email newsletter, the Lenny Letter which says: “From the first time I got my period, it didn’t feel right,” she described. “The stomachaches began quickly and were more severe than the mild-irritant cramps seemed to be for the blonde women in pink-hued Midol commercials.”

The symptoms she described are usually the first warning signs of endometriosis, a condition in which the endometrial lining starts growing on the outside of the uterus instead of on the inside like it should. This often causes severe abdominal pain as well as irregular periods.

Lena Dunham Shows Off Her Endometriosis Scars - Imagen 3

There are various treatments that help, including hormonal therapies that stop the tissues growth, and pain relievers, but many women decide for surgery to remove the tissues altogether.

Lena Dunham Shows Off Her Endometriosis Scars - Imagen 4

(Lena Dunham  Sorry for the quality, Instagram Account Only Source)

It’s AMAZING to see Dunham flaunting her scars proudly. She is currently bringing a little more visibility to a condition that often isn’t discussed enough.

Entra desde tu celular a TKM Alta Velocidad haciendo click: AQUI

Tags:

,

,

,

,

,

,

,

,

,

,