Comedian Amy Schumer shared a series of videos this week revealing that her uterus and her appendix had been removed due to “weak” and “painful” endometriosis.
On Sunday, the “Trainwork” star posted a video of herself in a hospital gown with a snapshot and an explanation of the surgery.
“So, the morning after my surgery for endometriosis, and my uterus came out,” he said in the video. He further explained that “the doctor found 30 spots of endometriosis which he removed” and also extracted his appendix “because endometriosis invaded it.”
“There was a lot of blood in my uterus. I’m in pain and I have some gas pains, but without that I already feel my strength, ”he said before cutting the video.
In a second video, Count continues: “I think it will change my life. I’m going to try to share this story at some point to raise awareness, because a lot of people don’t even know the word endometriosis. It’s really painful and weak and you have to live with it. It won’t happen. ”
He captioned the second video: “Women think they should just think‘ harden ’but that’s stupid. We have the right to live a pain free life. Have you ever heard of Endor? “
Endometriosis is a disorder in which tissue similar to the lining of the uterus grows outside, according to the Mayo Clinic. It can cause painful periods, intercourse, defecation and urination. It can also lead to excessive bleeding and infertility.
Fans and friends praised Schumer for being open about his condition.
“I’m so sorry, Pussycat!” Colleague Sarah Silverman wrote in a comment. “Thank you for sharing – I know these things are beyond the cure of a generation of male doctors who make women think they’re crazy when they actually have severe pain from endometriosis.”
Actor Glenn Close writes: “Thank you for sharing this. I hope you are pain free. Life is too short and hard to make it harder! Feel better soon.”
Actor Elizabeth Perkins also expressed sympathy: “Thank you for your attention to endometriosis. Unbearable. I had 2 surgeries in my 20s, suffered infertility. So many women suffer without adequate research and support.”
Globally, endometriosis affects 1 in 10 women in their reproductive years, equivalent to about 176 million women.
If you think you may have endometriosis, Mayo Clinic recommends seeing a doctor for a diagnosis and treatment plan.
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