Amy Schumer Shares Candid Endometriosis Update

By Kristin Myers
Amy Schumer gives the peace sign to the camera while taking a selfie.
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Amy Schumer Shares Candid Endometriosis Update

Amy Schumer is a 40-year-old actress and comedian from the Upper East Side in New York City. The “Trainwreck” star, known for telling it like it is, has never been shy about sharing her life with her fans.

After marrying husband Chris Fischer in 2018, Schumer was candid with her struggles undergoing IVF after the birth of her son, Gene David Fischer.

More recently, Schumer’s husband posted a video of the “I Feel Pretty” star on Instagram, sharing the news that Schumer had her uterus and appendix removed due to endometriosis.

What Happened?

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Schumer captioned the post, “If you have really painful periods, you might have #endometriosis.”

In the video, she explains, “So, it’s the morning after my surgery for endometriosis and my uterus is out. The doctor found 30 spots of endometriosis that he removed. He removed my appendix because the endometriosis had attacked it.”

She continued, “There was a lot, a lot of blood in my uterus and I’m, you know, sore and I have some, like, gas pains.”

Celebrity Support

Amy Schumer takes a selfie in her hospital gown after getting her uterus removed.
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Padma Lakshmi, who found the Endometriosis Foundation of America, commented, “Thank you so much for sharing your endo story. Over 200 million women worldwide suffer with this. Hope you feel better soon! @endofound.”

Actress Debra Messing wrote, “Oh my goodness, 30?! So happy they are gone and you won’t have that pain anymore. Heal well Am!”

Social media personality Olivia Culpo, who has also undergone endometriosis surgery shared her support for Schumer by commenting with three heart emojis.

Fertility Struggles

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In January 2020, Schumer took to Instagram to share her struggles with IVF, writing, “I’m a week into IVF and feeling really run down and emotional. If anyone went through it and if you have any advice or wouldn’t mind sharing your experience with me please do. My number is in my bio. We are freezing my eggs and figuring out what to do to give Gene a sibling.”

By August, Schumer had decided that her body had had enough, saying, “We did IVF and IVF was really tough on me. I don’t think I could ever do IVF again.”

“I decided that I can’t be pregnant ever again,” she continued. “We thought about a surrogate, but I think we’re going to hold off for right now.”

What Is Endometriosis?

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Endometriosis is a disease that affects 10% of reproductive-aged women. Although it can appear anywhere in the body, it most commonly appears in the lower abdomen or pelvis.

Symptoms usually include lower abdominal pain, pain while menstruating, and difficulty getting pregnant. Some women do not experience any symptoms.

Although some endometriosis complications can be treated with pain medication and oral contraceptive pills, some women opt for surgery in order to alleviate their symptoms.

If you think that you might be experiencing endometriosis symptoms, talk to your doctor.

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