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After Years of Chronic Pain, Dunham Has Hysterectomy

Tough decision came after 'surgeries measuring in the double digits'

(Newser) - Lena Dunham has undergone a total hysterectomy after years of chronic pain caused by endometriosis, which is caused by tissue from the uterus lining growing outside the organ. The Endometriosis Foundation of America says the Girls star, who had the operation to remove her uterus and cervix in recent months,... More »

Lena Dunham Has Lost Weight. Some People Don't Like It

Dunham talks to Ellen DeGeneres about the 'crazy' backlash

(Newser) - Lena Dunham looks a little different these days, and not everyone is happy about it, E! reports. After the Girls creator showed up at an event for celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson last week clearly having lost weight, she started getting criticism for it, Dunham, who's also been showing off... More »

Ovarian Cyst Hospitalizes Lena Dunham

'Girls' star headed for surgery after complications from endometreosis

(Newser) - Lena Dunham is in the hospital and set for surgery after suffering complications from endometriosis, reports People . "This morning, she suffered from an ovarian cyst rupture and has been taken to the hospital," a rep says in a statement, adding that the Girls star "will be undergoing... More »

Millions of Women Suffer From This Ignored Disease

Endometriosis affects 176M women, including 7.6M in US

(Newser) - Susan Sarandon, Whoopi Goldberg, Padma Lakshmi , and another 176 million women suffer from an often painful, debilitating disease that few people have heard of—including primary care doctors. It's estimated that one woman in 10 of reproductive age have endometriosis, a disease that occurs when tissue similar to the... More »

Padma Lakshmi: Miracle Baby Happened 'Accidentally'

She talks daughter Krishna, endometriosis

(Newser) - Padma Lakshmi has been fiercely private when it comes to her daughter, not even revealing the father of now-3-year-old Krishna at first. But in a new interview with the Daily Mail , the Top Chef star opens up about her conception in the hopes that her story will hearten others who... More »

Padma Lakshmi Welcomes Baby Girl

'Top Chef' host has not revealed the father's identity

(Newser) - Padma Lakshmi gave birth to a girl on Saturday. Though the Top Chef star shared her first child's name—it's Krishna—she's still mum on the identity of the baby's father. Lakshmi, 39, suffers from endometriosis, a condition linked to infertility, and her pregnancy was considered a "medical miracle,... More »

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