Amy Schumer Opens Up About Having Uterus Removed Due To Endometriosis
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The 40-year-old shared a picture of herself posing in a hospital gown and video from her hospital bed to Instagram after the surgery where she discussed the procedure.
Endometriosis is a condition where tissue similar to the lining of the womb starts to grow in other places, such as the ovaries and fallopian tubes. This can lead to pain and discomfort which can worsen during your period. While there is no cure, there are treatments to help making menstruation more bearable.
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In the video, filmed by her husband Chris Fischer, Amy said: “It’s the morning after my surgery for endometriosis and my uterus is out,” she said. “The doctor found 30 spots of endometriosis he removed. He removed my appendix because the endometriosis had attacked it.”
She added: “There was a lot of blood in my uterus and I’m sore and I have some gas pains, but other than that I already feel that my energy…”
Amy shares son Gene, two, with husband Chris and she has been very open about her health struggles and journey to motherhood over the years.
She starred in her own comedy special Expecting Amy which documented her preparing for a stand-up performance during her pregnancy. It premiered on HBO Max in July 2020 and featured appearances from her husband Chris.
In 2019, she posted a collage a photos from the year including the caption, "It was a very good year."
Recently, Amy has revealed that while she and her husband do want to have another child, she has no plans to get pregnant again given the struggles she experienced during her first pregnancy.
Amy revealed during a January 2021 episode of the Anna Faris is Unqualified podcast: "I, for my safety, cannot be pregnant again.
"One in three mothers with hyperemesis, what I had, one in three babies don't make it. So I really don't like those odds. Just because you're vomiting so much you can't nourish your baby or yourself, so my pregnancy was a huge bummer."
Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) is an extreme form of morning sickness that causes severe nausea and vomiting during pregnancy.
Other symptoms include weight loss, dehydration and feeling faint. The Duchess of Cambridge was hospitalised due to hyperemesis gravidarum during her first pregnancy and was treated for a similar condition during the subsequent two.
For help, advice and more information, visit Endometriosis UK.