Friday, 27 March 2020

Celebrities with endometriosis: Marilyn Monroe

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Marilyn Monroe was an American actress, model and singer. She died in 1962 at the age of 36.

She never had children, though fell pregnant numerous times. All of her pregnancies ended in miscarriage and, reportedly, at least one ectopic pregnancy due to severe endometriosis.

There is a rumour that she went in to one surgery with a note taped to her stomach, pleading with the doctors to not remove her reproductive organs.

Although there is much mystery surrounding her death, many think it is indirectly linked to her endometriosis. The disease caused her to become addicted to painkillers which in turn aggravated her psychological problems.

Her x-rays from one of her surgeries for the disease fetched $54,000 at auction in 1954.
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