Is Amy Schumer OK? Comedian gets uterus and appendix removed in endometriosis surgery
'If you have really painful periods, you may have #endometriosis,' Amy Schumer's says after the surgery
Amy Schumer, who has been very open about her medical issues, recently revealed that she underwent surgery to treat endometriosis. Both her uterus and appendix, which were attacked by the disorder, had to be removed. The comedian posted about her health on social media and informed her followers that she underwent surgery for endometriosis.
“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… 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 said. “If you have really painful periods, you may have #endometriosis."
Endometriosis is caused when the tissue meant for lining the uterus begins growing outside of it. Among various symptoms that the disorder has are painful cramps during periods, heavy menstrual flow, and pain during sexual intercourse. The disorder affects over one in 10 American women and can go undiagnosed for years at a stretch.
In 2020, Schumer had to undergo in-vitro fertility treatments to save a second child with Chris Fischer, her husband. Their first child, Attell Fischer, was born in 2019. She is known for being very candid about her struggles with various health issues, like battling hyperemesis gravidarum during her first pregnancy, difficulty during delivery due to complications caused by endometriosis, and adenomyosis diagnosis. “We did IVF, and IVF was really tough on me. I don't think I could ever do IVF again. And so I decided that I can't be pregnant ever again,” she shared with TODAY's Willie Geist in August 2020. “We thought about a surrogate, but I think we're gonna hold off for right now.”
The comedian, now 40, had also discussed in a show that same month whether there would be a possibility of her becoming pregnant again, or not. “I also have had really bad endometriosis and adenomyosis. I could have a baby again, physically, but it might kill me," she said during that episode of 'What to Expect'.
Various celebrities have recently been speaking up about their health issues to raise awareness. Lee Zeldin, a third-term Republican congressman from Shirley, said on September 18, Saturday, that he was diagnosed with leukemia in its early stage in November 2020. His treatment began immediately, and he then ran for the Republican nomination for governor this year. He confirmed that his illness, an early-stage chronic myeloid leukemia, is not going to affect his campaign. Dr Jeffrey Vacirca, who is in charge of his treatment, confirmed that Zeldin is "incredibly healthy". Dr Jeffrey Vacirca is part of New York Cancer and Blood Specialists, which has various practices in New York City and on Long Island.