Marilyn Monroe and Endometriosis

Everyone knows Marilyn Monroe. She was an American actress, model and singer, but most of all, she was an icon to a lot of people. Sadly, she was gone too soon and by the age of 36, she passed away. 

Throughout her tumultuous life, she got pregnant numerous times, but never had any children, since all of her pregnancies ended in miscarriages. She suffered from endometriosis – a disease in which tissue that normally grows inside the uterus grows outside it. The main symptoms are pelvic pain and infertility. Reportedly Marilyn suffered at least one ectopic pregnancy due to her severe endometriosis. There are rumors she went into one surgery with a note taped to her stomach, pleading with the doctors not to remove her reproductive organs.

Although there’s an unexplainable mystery surrounding her cause of death, many think it is indirectly linked to her endometriosis, but without any proof. The painful disease caused her to become addicted to painkillers, which in turn aggravated her psychological problems. 

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