Many people may think of Marilyn Monroe, one of the most popular Hollywood actresses when it comes to the goddess. She is the dream lover of countless men and has been mentioned from time to time until today.

However, Monroe's marriage was not smooth sailing. Except for her first husband, her marriage with others lasted only a year or so. The media speculated that Monroe's failed marriage was due to her private life, which may be related to her gynecological diseases.

Monroe and playwright Arthur Miller are said to be her third marriage. Shortly after marriage, Monroe became pregnant but miscarried because she had endometriosis, a gynecological disease that can cause severe pelvic pain and cramps.

What are the manifestations of endometriosis?

Endometriosis is characterized by secondary and progressive dysmenorrhea, abnormal menstruation, sexual intercourse pain, frequent urination, and pain during menstruation.

It is more common in women of childbearing age, mostly between 25-45 years old. Postmenopausal women with hormone replacement therapy also have the disease. Women with less childbearing and late childbearing are higher than those with more and earlier childbearing. The incidence rate is about 10%~15%. In recent years, endometriosis incidence has been increasing significantly, and 40% to 50% of the infertility patients are related to endometriosis.

How is endometriosis diagnosed?

Endometriosis examination methods are various, such as gynecological examination, abdominal B-ultrasound examination, laparoscopic examination, and imaging examination.

At present, the primary method for endometriosis is a laparoscopic diagnosis. When laparoscopic exploration, observe the pelvic cavity's situation with naked eyes and pay attention to watching endometriosis lesions in the uterus, fallopian tube, and ovary uterosacral ligament, pelvic peritoneum and other parts.

Is endometriosis treated?

Treatment of endometriosis is mainly by drug treatment and surgical treatment. To inhibit the development of endometriosis and improve the symptoms of menstrual dysmenorrhea. The traditional Chinese medicine treatment is more popular, and the typical representative is the herbal medicine Fuyan Pill. It can not only relieve symptoms but also eliminate the cause. Moreover, it has no side effects on the female body.

Surgical treatment is mainly to remove the lesions. There are generally two kinds: one is directly from the lower abdomen to cut straight, the other is to do minimally invasive, laparoscopic surgery. It is worth noting that endometriosis is likely to recur after surgery, and it is necessary to use drugs to assist treatment under the guidance of doctors.

It's a pity that Marilyn Monroe lived in a time when medical standards were not high. If she lived in modern times, there might be a solution.

Can you still be pregnant with endometriosis?

Many women with endometriosis are most concerned about whether it affects fertility. Endometriosis at the beginning of the period is not very serious. It does not necessarily cause pelvic adhesion and tubal blockage, and you can have a natural pregnancy. If suffering from endometriosis for a long time, the symptoms are more serious, causing infertility.

After the age of 30, the number of eggs began to decrease. When the age of 35, the number of eggs started to decline significantly, and the probability of pregnancy also reduced sharply. Similarly, the success rate of IVF in the United States will also decrease with the increase of age.

Moreover, after 35, women's physical function began to decline, ovarian function degradation, uterine quality decline, egg aging, endometriosis, adenomyosis, the pelvic inflammatory disease increased. These are the common reasons why older women can't get pregnant naturally.

Moreover, the probability of abnormal embryo chromosome caused by egg quality decline in 40-year-old women can be as high as 60% - 70%, which is also one of the leading causes of infertility and abortion in older women.

Since ancient times, women have been troubled by gynecological diseases such as endometriosis. Fortunately, with the development of technology, there are more and more ways to deal with it. In addition to drug treatment, women can also get pregnant through IVF and realize their desire to be mothers.

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