Celebs open up about their struggles with endometriosis

Amy Schumer had her uterus and appendix removed during surgery to treat endometriosis

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20/09/21 | StarsInsider

CELEBRITY Health

Endometriosis is a common illness that has recently become a talking point in the gender equality discussion. The symptoms of the condition are similar to that of a bad period, but exponentially worse. The pain can be extremely debilitating and affect a person's overall mental and physical health. Sadly, a lack of awareness among sufferers and health care professionals has resulted in the normalization of these symptoms, to the degree that many women don't get diagnosed for years.

As a result, more and more celebrities are using their platforms to raise awareness about this highly prevalent but sadly neglected condition. Amy Schumer is one of many women to speak out about her condition. The comedian has been open about her struggles with endometriosis and fertility for several years. In 2020 she shared that she was freezing her eggs after undergoing a final round of IVF, which she found extremely difficult.

Schumer underwent surgery to treat her endometriosis in September of 2021 and ended up having both her uterus and appendix removed. She shared a video on Instagram informing her fans of the situation: "So it's the morning after my surgery for endometriosis and my uterus is out. The doctor found 30 spots of endometriosis that he removed. He removed my appendix because the endometriosis had attacked it. There was a lot of blood in my uterus and I'm sore and I have some like, gas pains." She also posted a selfie in her hospital gown with the caption "Peace out endometriosis!"

Click through this gallery to learn more about endometriosis and the famous women who suffer from it.

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