Amy Schumer has spent more time in and out of the hospital than most celebrities in recent years.
Contrary to what people might think, the reason for her incessant visits has not been to perform any beauty enhancing surgeries, but for a more important reason, her life.
The list already includes kidney infection, food poisoning, Lyme disease, Bronchitis, Hyperemesis, and many more. She just hasn’t caught a break.
Recently, the comedian revealed that she struggled with Endometriosis for years and it resulted in surgery to remove her uterus and appendix.
She also recounted her visit to the hospital on her Instagram page, when she disclosed that her uterus was filled with blood and the Endometriosis found its way to her appendix.
Keep scrolling to find out more about that ordeal.
Schumer Removed Her Uterus & Appendix
Schumer posted a photo on her Instagram page that revealed she was in the hospital. She captioned the image, “If you have really painful periods you may have #endometriosis.”
The post also had a video that was filmed by her husband, Chris Fisher. In it, Schumer gave more details about the surgery.
“So, it’s the morning after my surgery for endometriosis,” Schumer said.
“And my uterus is out. The doctor found 30 spots of endometriosis near my appendix. So, he removed my appendix. Because the endometriosis attacked it.”
“There was a lot of blood in my uterus,” she continued. “And I’m sore. And I have some gas pains. But other than that, I already feel that my energy … [laughs] even though…”
Her celebrity friends commented on her post and wished her a quick recovery from the illness.
“Thank you so much for sharing your endo story. Over 200 million women worldwide suffer from this. Hope you feel better soon,” commented Tv host Padma Lakshmi.
Debra Messing also commented saying, “Oh my goodness, 30?! So happy they are gone, and you won’t have that pain anymore. Heal well Am.”
“I’m so sorry Amy! Looks like life is about to get way less painful. But not less gassy,” Vanessa Carlton also quipped.
Amy Schumer Disclosed The Downsides Of Endometriosis
During an interview on the What to Expect podcast hosted by Heidi Murkoff, Schumer revealed that her endometriosis was so bad, another pregnancy could be deadly.
“I also have had really bad endometriosis and adenomyosis. I could have a baby again, physically, but it might kill me,” she said.
She also noted that her endometriosis caused some complications in the birth of her first child, Gene.
“I was throwing up through the first hour of my C-section. 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,” she recalled.
During her pregnancy period for her first child, the 40-year-old revealed that she had been hospitalized due to Hyperemesis Gravidarum, an extreme form of morning sickness.
In the video, she ranted about how rough her pregnancy was saying;
“Everyone who says the 2nd trimester is better is not telling the full story. I’ve been more ill this trimester. I have hyperemesis and it blows.”
She then said, “Very lucky to be pregnant but this is some bullshit!”
According to the Mayo Clinic, hyperemesis gravidarum occurs when someone with morning sickness has severe symptoms that may cause severe dehydration or result in the loss of more than five percent of pre-pregnancy body weight.
The condition trailed into the delivery of her first child as she threw up during the C-section.
More Children In The Future?
Still on the informed pregnancy and parenting podcast, Schumer reflected some more about the entire period.
“It was kind of brutal,” she said of the birth. “But Chris was so great—we just stared in each other’s eyes and he just held me there. Then they let me hold Gene for a good amount of time. I got to see him and hold him.”
With the removal of her uterus, having a second pregnancy might be a tad difficult. Hence, she might have to opt for surrogacy or adoption.
However, this is not her immediate concern, as she would rather not bring in another child in the pandemic era.
“We’ve put the expansion of our family plan on hold because of the (coronavirus) pandemic,” Schumer told Today.
“Whether I try to carry again or there’s a surrogate, it’s all just on hold,” she noted.