Amy Schumer Undergoes Surgery to Remove Uterus and AppendixOctober 1, 2021
Comedian Amy Schumer, who is known for her starring roles in films that include “I Feel Pretty” and “Trainwreck,” recently shared her experience on Instagram of undergoing a surgical procedure. She had a case of endometriosis that became complicated, and doctors concluded that she would need to have her uterus and appendix removed to prevent further health problems.
Endometriosis is a condition suffered by women when the lining of the uterus grows outside of the uterine walls. The presence of these abnormal tissues can cause pain during menstruation and adversely affect other pelvic areas. Her endometriosis symptoms coincided with in vitro fertilization treatments that she has been receiving this year to have a second child.
Schumer explained that she posted the story on Instagram to raise awareness about the issue of endometriosis for women who suffer from the disorder. She mentioned that one out of ten women are affected by the disease and that the pain can be debilitating. She wanted to convey that women don’t need to suffer, and they should not feel pressured to bear the pain rather than having medical procedures to mitigate the problem. When endometriosis is left untreated, it can cause a range of problems, including infertility.
In her Instagram post on Sunday, Schumer stated that she was waking from her surgery of the previous evening, and she described how she felt after having her uterus removed. Her husband, Chris Fischer filmed her video message. She revealed that the doctors had found 30 spots in her pelvic region that were affected by endometriosis, and that they were all removed during the surgery. She explained that the surgeons also removed her appendix because of the damage that was caused by the anomalous tissues.
Schumer described some of her symptoms, stating that she had a lot of blood in her uterus before surgery, and she was enduring some pains and other symptoms with her surgical recovery. She posted a follow-up video the next day to raise awareness about the disease. She urged women with severe symptoms not to feel pressured to ignore the discomfort.
Schumer said that she was happy about the surgery and that she believed her life would be better as a result. In prior Instagram posts, Amy had shared her journey throughout pregnancy and her efforts to have a second child, sharing details about having her ovaries frozen and other fertility treatments.