Actor Lena Dunham is back on her feet just three weeks after undergoing emergency surgery for a ruptured ovarian cyst.

The Girls creator and star was admitted to hospital on March 5 with the very painful condition that was the result of her ongoing battle with chronic gynaecological condition endometriosis.

She was treated and released to continue her recovery at home on March 7 and on Friday Dunham assured fans she was firmly on the mend as she stepped out to run errands in Los Angeles.

The 29-year-old was photographed out and about in a red skirt and a T-shirt bearing the words: "Sex, Politics & TV".


At the time of her hospital discharge, she reached out to fans on Instagram to thank them for their support.

"Thank you so much for the love," she wrote. "I'm safely out of the hospital and recuperating. Your well wishes mean the world. I can't wait to be up and active, and to show my thanks."

"My gynecologist says I'm a 'good girl' so I have achieved all I ever dreamed of," she shared in another update with fans two days later.

"Loving you all from bed, even the rude bois (boys) out there."

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Dunham's errand run on Friday marked her first public appearance since her medical troubles, but she is due to officially return to the spotlight on Sunday night as she hosts a political fundraiser for Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton.

Dunham will join fellow actress America Ferrera and Hillary's daughter, Chelsea Clinton, to co-present the private bash at the NeueHouse social club in West Hollywood, California.