What has Amy Schumer said about her battle with endometriosis?

AMY Schumer is known as an American stand-up comedian and actress.

While Schumer is famous for her humor, in September 2021, she put it aside to get serious with fans about her battle with endometriosis.

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Amy Schumer gave fans an update on her battle with endometriosisCredit: Splash

What has Amy Schumer said about her battle with endometriosis?

Endometriosis is known as a disorder that affects the tissue in the uterus.

Instead of lining the uterus, those with endometriosis experience the tissue growing outside of the organ.

While an exact date of when Schumer was diagnosed is unclear, over the years she has documented her journey and most recently revealed that she had to get her uterus and appendix removed as a result.

“The doctor found 30 spots of endometriosis that he removed. He removed my appendix because the endometriosis had attacked it,” Schumer said in an Instagram video after saying her uterus was also taken out. “There was a lot, a lot of blood in my uterus and I’m, you know, sore and I have some, like, gas pains.”

She also captioned her post: “If you have really painful periods, you may have #endometriosis.”

How do you diagnose endometriosis?

One of the most common symptoms associated with endometriosis is a painful period.

In order to diagnose the condition, women have to go see a doctor and describe the symptoms and the location of the pain.

According to the Mayo Clinic, some of the ways that doctors will looks for physical clues include:

  • Performing a pelvic exam to look for abnormalities including cysts on reproductive organs or scars behind the uterus
  • Using an ultrasound to get a better view of the reproductive organs
  • Getting an MRI done to check the location and size of endometrial implants
  • Perform a laparoscopy to check the inside of a patient’s abdomen for endometrial tissue outside the uterus

If diagnosed, doctors will typically treat patients with conservative treatment methods such as medications and hormone therapies first before performing any type of surgery.

The comedian revealed that she had to get her uterus and appendix removed as a result

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The comedian revealed that she had to get her uterus and appendix removed as a resultCredit: Instagram/Amy Schumer

Is Amy Schumer having another baby?

Schumer and her husband Chris Fischer have one child together, Gene, 2, who was born through IVF.

Following his birth in 2019, Schumer opened up about the struggles she experienced while going through pregnancy with endometriosis, revealing that a typical 90 minute c-section operation turned into a three hour event.

The I Feel Pretty star opened up on a December 2019 episode of the Informed Pregnancy and Parenting Podcast about her son’s “really scary” birth: “I was throwing up through the first hour of my c-section,” she said.

“It’s supposed to take about an hour and a half — mine took over three hours because of my endometriosis and that was really scary.”

Almost a year later, Schumer sat down with Willie Geist on Sunday Today in August of 2020 to talk about having a second baby, revealing that the couple was going to “hold off for right now.”

“We did IVF, and IVF was really tough on me,” Schumer said. “I don’t think I could ever do [it] 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.”

She also mentioned on Howard Stern’s SiriusXM radio show that the Covid-19 pandemic has played a role in their decision.

“We got these embryos, so I don’t know. But right now, we were gonna try to make a move, but then Covid happened and I’m just kinda, like, walking back like, ‘Okay, maybe we’ll revisit that in a minute,'” Schumer said.

With Schumer’s recent surgery, it is unknown if the couple still continue to plan on having a second child despite Schumer’s desire to give Gene a sibling.

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