Amy Schumer shares video from hospital after having uterus removed due to endometriosis

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Photo credit: Dimitrios Kambouris - Getty Images
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Actor Amy Schumer has revealed she had her uterus removed due to endometriosis. Sharing a video to Instagram from her hospital bed, the 40-year-old opened up about the surgery.

In the clip, which was filmed by her husband and shared with her 10.8 million followers, Amy said: "It’s the morning after my surgery for endometriosis and my uterus is out. The doctor found 30 spots of endometriosis he removed. He removed my appendix because the endometriosis had attacked it."

Amy continued, "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..."

The video cuts off before Amy finishes her sentence, but considering she's straight out of surgery she seems in good spirits.

She captioned the post: "If you have really painful periods you may have #endometriosis."

The Trainwreck and I Feel Pretty star has been open about her journey with endometriosis, which is a condition that causes "tissue similar to the lining of the womb to grow in other places, such as the ovaries and fallopian tubes [via NHS]."

As well as her endometriosis, Amy has spoken publicly about her pregnancy struggles and journey to motherhood. She shares a two-year-old son with her husband, Chris Fischer, and although the couple want another child, Amy is not planning to get pregnant again due to the difficulties she experienced in her first pregnancy.

Speaking to Anna Faris on her podcast, Amy explained that: "I, for my safety, cannot be pregnant again."

In the interview, Amy revealed she'd suffered with hyperemesis gravidarum, which causes excessive vomiting and nausea during pregnancy and can result in hospitalisation. "You're vomiting so much you can't nourish your baby or yourself, so my pregnancy was a huge bummer," she said on the podcast.

After undergoing IVF to conceive their son, the couple have explored surrogacy as an option for future children. "We did IVF, and IVF was really tough on me," Amy told Sunday Today with Willie Geist last year. "I don't think I could ever do IVF again. I decided that I can't be pregnant ever again. We thought about a surrogate, but I think we're going to hold off for right now."

Endometriosis affects roughly 2 million women and people with uteruses in the UK, as well as many others who have to struggle undiagnosed thanks to the fact that sufferers often have to fight for their symptoms to be taken seriously by medical professionals.

For support and information about endometriosis visit Endometriosis UK or call their helpline on 0808 808 2227.


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