Amy Schumer reveals she had surgery for endometriosis … and her uterus and appendix removed
Amy Schumer has revealed that her uterus and appendix were removed while undergoing surgery for endometriosis.
The 40-year-old shared the aftermath of her surgery as she posted a video of herself lying in her hospital bed the morning after her surgery on Saturday.
She started the video by noting that it was “the day after my operation for endometriosis and my uterus came out”.
Taking stock: Amy Schumer revealed her uterus and appendix were removed while undergoing surgery for endometriosis
“The doctor found … 30 endometriosis points near my appendix, the endometriosis had attacked it,” she continued.
She also noted that the disease had caused complications around other parts of her body, as she said “there was a lot, a lot of blood in my uterus.”
Schumer noted that the procedure had taken its toll on her body, adding that she was “sore” and experiencing “gas pains.”
The post also included a selfie of her posing in the mirror while wearing a hospital gown and blue latex gloves.
Health Concerns: In his video, Schumer said his doctors found “30 points of endometriosis near my appendix”
In caption, she wrote: “If you have a really painful period, you might have #endometriosis.”
The Snatched star has previously opened up about her past experiences with endometriosis, which caused complications when she gave birth to her son, Gene, in 2019.
Schumer recalled that her condition made her cesarean much more difficult during an episode of the Informed Pregnancy podcast.
Fact and Done: She also reposted the photo of the hospital gown in her story and said “peace out” to her endometriosis in a text graphic
Complications: Schumer previously revealed that having a cesarean for her son Gene “took more than three hours because of my endometriosis”
She said, “I was throwing up for the first hour of my Caesarean. It should take about an hour and a half – mine took over three hours because of my endometriosis.
The writer went on to note that while the process was arduous, she felt it was worth it after seeing her son for the first time.
“It was pretty brutal, but Chris was so awesome – we just looked each other in the eye and he just held me there. Then they let me hold Gene for quite a while. I have to see it and hold it, ”she said.
Schumer notably documented her pregnancy in the mini-series Expecting Amy, released last June.
The project received largely positive reviews on release, with many critics praising the performer’s choice to be upfront and honest about her health concerns.
Be honest: The performer was at the center of a well-received docuserie centered on her difficult pregnancy