Amy Schumer, 40, reveals she had her uterus and appendix removed while undergoing surgery for endometriosis
Amy Schumer has revealed her uterus and appendix were removed as she underwent surgery for endometriosis over the weekend.
The 40-year-old comedian shared the news with her fans on Sunday as she posted a video of herself laying in her hospital bed the morning after her surgery.
She began the video by noting that it was ‘the morning after my surgery for endometriosis and my uterus is out.’
Giving an update: Amy Schumer has revealed her uterus and appendix were removed as she underwent surgery for endometriosis
‘The doctor found…30 spots of endometriosis near my appendix, the endometriosis had attacked it,’ she continued.
She also noted that the condition had caused complications around other parts of her body, as she stated that ‘there was a lot, a lot of blood in my uterus.’
Schumer did note that the procedure took a toll on her body, adding she was ‘sore’ and experiencing ‘gas pains.’
The post also included a selfie of herself striking a pose in the mirror whilst wearing a hospital gown and blue latex gloves.
Health issues: In her video, Schumer expressed that her doctors had found ’30 spots of endometriosis near my appendix’
In the caption she wrote: ‘If you have really painful periods you may have #endometriosis.’
The Snatched star has previously spoken about her experiences with endometriosis in the past, which caused complications when she gave birth to her son, Gene, in 2019.
Schumer recalled that her condition had made her cesarean section much harder during an episode of the Informed Pregnancy podcast.
Done and done: She also reposted the hospital gown photo to her Story and said ‘peace out’ to her endometriosis in a text graphic
Complications: Schumer previously revealed that having a cesarean section for her son Gene ‘took over three hours because of my endometriosis’
She stated: ‘I was throwing up through the first hour of my C-section. It’s supposed to take about an hour and a half—mine took over three hours because of my endometriosis.’
The writer went on to noted that, although the process was strenuous, she felt that it was worth it after she saw her son for the first time.
‘It was kind of brutal, But Chris was so great—we just stared in each other’s eyes and he just held me there. Then they let me hold Gene for a good amount of time. I got to see him and hold him,’ she said.
Schumer notably documented her pregnancy in the miniseries Expecting Amy, which was released last June.
The project received widely positive reviews upon its release, with many critics commending the performer’s choice to be upfront and honest about her health issues.
Being honest: The performer was the focus of a well-received docuseries that was centered on her difficult pregnancy
WHAT IS ENDOMETRIOSIS?
Endometriosis occurs when cells in the lining of the womb are found elsewhere in the body.
Each month, these cells react in the same way as those in the womb; building up, breaking down and bleeding. Yet, the blood has no way to escape the body.
Symptoms include pain, heavy periods and fatigue, as well as a higher risk of infertility, and bowel and bladder problems.
Its cause is unknown but may be genetic, related to problems with the immune system or exposure to chemicals.
Treatment focuses on pain relief and improving quality of life, which may include surgery or hormone treatment.
Source: Endometriosis UK