The comedian underwent the surgery because she suffers from endometriosis, a chronic disease that causes inflammation in and around the female organs. Women who suffer from this experience many complaints and often suffer from reduced fertility. “It’s the morning after my surgery for endometriosis and my uterus has come out,” Schumer said in the video she shot from her hospital bed. She also says that the doctor found about 30 spots around the appendix where the endometriosis was visible. That body has therefore also been removed.
Schumer, who gave birth to son Gene two years ago, has also spoken out about her endometriosis before. The diagnosis came to light when serious complications arose during her cesarean section. Last June, the Snatched-documentary actress Expecting Amy for which she documented her pregnancy. The HBO Max film was positively received; critics praised her openness about her health problems.