Amy Schumer and her endometriosis surgery.

 Amy Schumer and her Endometriosis Surgery. 

Amy Schumer and her Endometriosis

Amy Schumer an actor and comedian has revealed she has had her uterus and appendix removed due to endometriosis.

Last September,  Schumer posted photographs and videotapes directly from the hospital, telling her followers that if they “have really painful periods”, they might have endometriosis.

In the video, taken the morning after surgery, Schumer explained how her doctor had found “thirty spots of endometriosis”, which had attacked her appendix. She said there was tons of blood in her uterus, and her doctor removed both her uterus and appendix.

“So it is the morning after my surgery for endometriosis, and my uterus is out,” she said.

"There were loads and loads of blood in my uterus. I am, you know, sore and I have some, like, gas pains.”
Schumer has previously been open about living with endometriosis, a painful condition where tissue almost like the liner of the uterus grows outside of the uterus.

How Endometriosis can affect you?

In Australia, around one in nine individuals who menstruate are diagnosed with the inflammatory condition by the time they reach the age of forty-four. Endometriosis is an under-recognised and under-delved condition, and on average, it takes 6.5 years to receive a diagnosis.

Endometriosis can negatively affect a person’s life through pain and management of chronic illness. 

  • It can have long-lasting impacts on psychological health and wellbeing.
  • It can also affect your intimate relationships. 
  • It can interfere with your job and education.

Amy Schumer's struggle with pregnancy.

Schumer gave birth to her son in the year 2019 and has previously talked about her struggles with In Vitro Fertilization. She also has been open about how her endometriosis made giving birth to her son much tougher.

Last year, she also talked about the risks of trying to have another child, saying “ In Vitro Fertilization was tough on me”.

“I do not think I could ever do in Vitro Fertilization again. I decided that I can not be pregnant ever again. We thought about a surrogate, but I think we were going to hold off for right now,” she told Sunday Today with Willie Geist.



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