Amy Schumer reveals she has had her uterus removed due to painful endometriosis

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Amy Schumer has revealed that she has had her uterus removed after suffering from painful endometriosis.
Amy Schumer has revealed that she has had her uterus removed after suffering from painful endometriosis.

Amy Schumer has revealed that she has had her uterus removed as she continues to tackle endometriosis.

In a video posted on Instagram, the comedian, 40, could be seen lying on a hospital bed having undergone a hysterectomy this weekend. 

Speaking to the camera, the mother-of-one said that it was "the morning after my surgery for endometriosis and my uterus is out".

She added: "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."

Schumer has spoken before about her battle with endometriosis.

The condition, which affects one in 10 women of reproductive age, sees tissue similar to the lining of the womb starts to grow in other places – like the ovaries and fallopian tubes.

The main symptom of the condition, for which there is no cure, is pain which may be felt in the abdomen, during sex or when urinating.

While a hysterectomy – which another endometriosis sufferer, Lena Dunham, also chose to have – might help ease the pain, there is a chance it can return, and it also leaves women unable to get pregnant.

In addition to the clip, Schumer shared a picture of her posing with her hand on her hip in a hospital gown and blue latex gloves. 

Captioning the post, she wrote: "If you have really painful periods you may have #endometriosis."

It has received more than 233,000 'likes', with many social media users rushing to offer words of support.

Padma Lakshmi, the author and activist, wrote: "Thank you so much for sharing your endo story. Over 200 million women worldwide suffer with this. Hope you feel better soon!"

Read more: Endometriosis patients wait eight years to be diagnosed, UK report finds

Schumer spoke previously about suffering from endometriosis, noting that it had caused complications while she gave birth to her son Gene in 2019.

Speaking to the Informed Pregnancy podcast, she said: "I was throwing up through the whole first hour of my C-section. It's supposed to take about an hour and a half or something but mine took over three hours because of my endometriosis."

Schumer underwent IVF to have a second child, but revealed in August 2020 that she and husband Chris Fischer had decided against continuing the process which had been "tough" on her.

They married in February 2018 and announced later that year that they were expecting a child.

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