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Getting Social Security Disability for Endometriosis

Can I get Social Security Disability for endometriosis? Although endometriosis is not usually a disease that would qualify you to get Social Security Disability, it may be that the disease or complications resulting from it and/or other debilitating conditions in addition to it have caused you to be disabled, unable to work and in need of financial assistance. filing-for-disability Endometriosis is a disease that only a woman can have. This is because it originates in a woman’s reproductive system. When a woman’s condition is normal, her endometrium lines her uterus. However, when you have endometriosis, your endometrium grows in other places besides your uterus. This growth may take place in the tissue that lines your pelvis, your fallopian tubes or your ovaries. Irritated The endometrial tissue growing outside of your uterus does what it would normally do during your period. It bleeds, gets thick and breaks down each time you have your period. When this occurs, the surrounding tissue gets irritated because there is no place for the blood from your dislocated tissue to get out of your body. The blood that is trapped inside your body may cause several problems. These problems include the formation of cysts, scar tissue and adhesions (abnormal tissue that binds organs together). In addition, you may have fertility problems and experience pelvic pain that is more evident during your menstrual cycle. Some women do not have any signs or symptoms with endometriosis. However, those who do may experience signs and symptoms that range from mild to moderate or severe. Possible signs and symptoms include: Pain during intercourse Excessive bleeding Infertility Dysmenorrhea (painful periods) that may include abdominal and lower back pain Pain during urination or bowel movements that is most likely to occur during your period Other possible signs and symptoms that may especially occur during your period include bloating, nausea, fatigue, constipation or diarrhea. Although the cause of endometriosis is not known at the present time, there are several theories that have been set forth. One theory is that it is caused by a faulty response of your immune system. Another theory is that your bloodstream transports endometrial cells to other areas of your body. Another theory is that it tends to run in families (genetic), and another theory is that menstrual blood flows back through your fallopian tubes and takes root and grows. Again, you may have endometriosis. As mentioned at the beginning, this disease would not normally cause you to be eligible for Social Security Disability. However, complications resulting from the disease and/or other debilitating conditions that you have in addition to it may have caused you to be disabled, unable to work and in need of financial assistance. Have you applied for the financial assistance you need from the Social Security Administration by applying for Social Security Disability? Were you denied? Important fact If you reapply or appeal your denial, remember this important fact. Claimants who are represented by a disability attorney like the one at, are approved more often than people without an attorney. The best thing to do is to contact the disability attorney at, and have your case evaluated at no cost or obligation to you. Article written by James Shugart Connect with James on Google+