April 5 (UPI) -- Lena Dunham says she's endometriosis-free following a long battle with the uterine disorder.
The 30-year-old actress announced in Tuesday's edition of her Lenny Letter newsletter that she's "disease-free" after undergoing her fifth surgery in the past year on Saturday.
"When I emerged, cotton-mouthed, [Dr. Randy Harris] told me something I hadn't expected to hear, maybe ever: there was no endometriosis left. Between my surgeries and hormonal intervention, I was disease-free," Dunham wrote.
"That doesn't mean it can never return, but for now, once my sutures have been removed and my bruises have changed from blue to yellow to green to gone, I will be healthy," she said.
Dunham was diagnosed with endometriosis, a condition where abnormal tissue grows outside the uterus, as an adult after experiencing painful symptoms for years. She went public with her diagnosis in a Lenny Letter essay in 2015.
"From the first time I got my period, it didn't feel right," the star wrote. "The stomachaches began quickly and were [severe] ... Throughout high school, I had irregular periods and hideous mood swings."
"[Dr. Harris] teased the story out of me [after the first season of Girls]," she said of her diagnosis. "He began to make clear connections: between the irregular periods and the crippling stomach pain, the chronic exhaustion and the intense shifts in mood around my period. The urinary-tract pain even when the tests indicated nothing was wrong. The weight fluctuations. The lack of answers."
Dunham is best known as the creator and star of Girls, which returned for a sixth and final season on HBO in February. The series co-stars Allison Williams, Jemima Kirke and Zosia Mamet.