An Atlanta Attorney Discusses Five Serious Conditions That Affect Womens’ Reproductive Health
According to an article by the New York Times, there are five key risk factors that can affect the reproductive health of women. It’s crucial that you discuss these matters with your doctor, so they can be addressed. Errors in maternal care can cause these conditions to worsen, potentially leading to more serious complications.
The five conditions to pay attention to are:
Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder: A severe form of PMS that includes depression, irritability, and tension. This condition starts a week or two before a woman’s period and suddenly stops when a period ends. This condition lasts typically for about two weeks of the month.
Endometriosis: When the tissue that usually lines the uterus grows outside of it and into the pelvic cavity, inflammation can occur. About 6 in 10 women are affected and the condition can result in infertility and can cause pain in some women. Other women may not experience any symptoms. Treatment may require hormones or excision surgery.
Pelvic floor disorders: There are two primary categories of pelvic floor disorders: the floor being too weak or too tense. The symptoms of this condition can be difficult to diagnose and often result in pelvic organ prolapse and pain. In addition, a weak or tense pelvic floor can be caused by childbirth, and spasms can be caused by yeast infections.
Pelvic organ prolapse: This condition involves sagging of a woman’s cervix and vaginal wall toward the vaginal opening. This can be caused by age and long-term, natural stretching. This condition affects about 50 percent of women over time, and those affected may complain about feeling like something is falling out.
Incontinence: There are primarily two types of incontinence:
- Stress incontinence: When urine leaks out due to bladder pressure from coughing, sneezing, laughing, exercising or lifting.
- Overactive bladder: The feeling of having to urinate despite there only being a small amount of liquid in the bladder.
- Both conditions can occur at the same time and, if left unscreened or ignored, can lead to serious complications.
Have you or your child been harmed? An attorney can help.
If these conditions aren’t addressed properly, they can result in serious health risks to maternal patients and/or their babies. If you or your child has been harmed due to a medical error, speaking to an experienced and compassionate attorney is a crucial step in seeking justice.
That’s where Attorney Nelson Tyrone and his legal team can help. Our law firm, based in Atlanta, is dedicated to holding negligent medical personnel accountable and helping families obtain the compensation they deserve.
Contact us today to discuss your matter. We’ll explore your legal options and work tirelessly to help you build a strong case.