Amy Schumer has uterus and appendix removed due to endometriosis
The comedian shared a post-surgery update on Instagram.
Amy Schumer has revealed she had her uterus and appendix removed as a result of her struggle with endometriosis.
The Trainwreck star took to Instagram on Saturday to share a short video from her hospital bed telling her fans that she had undergone surgery and was recovering.
“So, it’s the morning after my surgery for endometriosis and my uterus is out,” she said. “The doctor found 30 spots of endometriosis that he removed. He removed my appendix because the endometriosis had attacked it.”
“There was a lot, a lot of blood in my uterus and I’m, you know, sore and I have some, like, gas pains.”
The 40-year-old also shared a mirror selfie of herself wearing a hospital gown and blue gloves with the caption: “If you have really painful periods, you may have #endometriosis.”
Many took to the comments to praise the actress for raising awareness around the topic.
“Thank you so much for sharing your endo story. Over 200 million women worldwide suffer with this. Hope you feel better soon!” wrote American TV host and model Padma Lakshmi.
Schumer has spoken openly in the past about how endometriosis affected her fertility, leading to her undergoing IVF treatments, which left her “really run down and emotional."
Endometriosis is a painful condition where tissue, like the lining of the womb, starts to grow in other places – such as the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and the lining of the stomach. For many women, the condition can have a significant impact on their life - sometimes leading to depression.
The most common symptoms include painful period cramps, heavy menstrual bleeding, and pain during or after sex.
According to The Endometriosis Association of Ireland, one in ten Irish women suffer from the condition.
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