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Amy Schumer Shares Update From Hospital After Having Surgery for Endometriosis

“Wait, let’s start over, ’cause I’m chewing,” Amy Schumer says from her hospital bed as husband Chris Fischer films her. But the camera keeps rolling as Amy opens up about having major surgery for her endometriosis.

The comedian, actress, and mum had both her uterus and appendix removed. She’s posted two videos to Instagram to help raise awareness about the condition and help anyone in the sisterhood who might be experiencing painful periods.

“So it’s the morning after my surgery for endometriosis and my uterus is out. The doctor found thirty spots of endometriosis … He removed my appendix because the endometriosis had attacked it.”

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Somewhere in there Chris burps and Amy looks clearly annoyed (“Babe!”), but she continues:

“There’s a lot of blood in my uterus and I’m, you know sore, and I have some like gas pains but other than that I already feel that my energy…I’m feeling really hopeful and I’m glad I did it. And I think it’s gonna change my life.”

 

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“I’m going to try to share this story at some point to raise awareness because so many people don’t even know the word endometriosis and it’s like 1 in 10 women has it and it’s really painful and debilitating and you don’t have to live with it and when I get a helpful female tip, I like to pass it on to my sisters.”

The videos have received thousands of comments including one from TV personality and chef Padma Lakshmi who founded the American Endometriosis Association after her own case went undiagnosed for years:

“Thank you so much for sharing your endo story. Over 200 million women worldwide suffer with this. Hope you feel better soon.”

According to the World Health Association, endometriosis is a disease where tissue similar to the lining of the uterus grows outside the uterus, causing pain and/or infertility. It affects 1 in 10 women and girls of reproductive age globally.

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