Amy Schumer says she finally has her "strength back" after endometriosis surgery
The star had her uterus removed due to the condition.
Amy Schumer has said she is finally feeling good following her endometriosis surgery last year.
Taking to Instagram, the actress reflected on the journey she’s been on since having her uterus and appendix removed due to endometriosis, as well as undergoing liposuction.
Amy shared a stunning image of herself on the beach, thanking her doctors for helping her get to the place she is in now.
‘I feel good. Finally. It’s been a journey thanks for helping me get my strength back @seckinmd (endo) @jordanternermd (lipo)," she wrote. "I never thought I would do anything but talk to me after your uterus doesn’t contract for 2.5 years and you turn 40."
Endometriosis is a painful condition where tissue like the lining of the womb starts to grow in other places – such as the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and the lining of the stomach.
For many women, the condition can have a significant impact on their life and can sometimes lead to depression.
The most common symptoms include painful period cramps, heavy menstrual bleeding, and pain during or after sex. Roughly 1 in 10 Irish women suffer from the condition.
Amy previously shared advice for women who think they may have endometriosis.
"I learned today that your periods shouldn’t be painful, and not everyone’s are," she said on Instagram. "From the time I got my first period I was knocked over vomiting from the pain.
"As women, we're told, 'you're a drama queen, stop being a p***y, a little b***ch, all these phrases that paint women as weak, and culturally I grew up believing that too."
She continued: "I assumed I was being a drama queen and everybody was feeling this pain because that's what the world makes you feel like.
"Today was really incredible to have someone say, 'No, the pain you've been experiencing your whole life is not normal.' And I know so many women share this same story."
She then urged other women who are in the same boat to be persistent and ensure they get the care they need.