"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," the 31-year-old filmmaker explained. "My ovary has settled in on the muscles around the sacral nerves in my back that allow us to walk. Let's please not even talk about my uterine lining. The only beautiful detail is that the organ -- which is meant to be shaped like a light bulb -- was shaped like a heart."
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Lena Dunham Is Endometriosis-Free After Undergoing 5 Surgeries
"I may have felt choiceless before, but I know I have choices now," she added. "Soon I'll start exploring whether my ovaries, which remain someplace inside me in that vast cavern of organs and scar tissue, have eggs. Adoption is a thrilling truth I’ll pursue with all my might."
For more on her struggles with the endometriosis, watch the video below.