The dangerous complications of endometriosis
Posted on Monday, March 16th, 2015 at 10:27 am
Endometriosis occurs when endometrial tissues grow outside the uterus. Because endometrial tissues typically shed from the womb to the cervix and outside the body in the form of menstrual blood, women with endometrial tissues attached to the linings of pelvic organs other than the uterus may experience severe abdominal pain, dysmenorrhea, and infertility.
Because blood from the dislocated endometrial tissues cannot pass through the cervix and out of the body, it may become trapped and irritate the surrounding tissues. This could lead to adhesion, or the abnormal binding of tissue linings. Endometriosis has also been associated with an increased risk of ovarian cancer. Another type of cancer, endometriosis-associated adenocarcinoma, has also been identified as one of endometriosis’ life-threatening complications.
Power morcellators are sometimes used during uterine procedures to treat endometriosis. Unfortunately, however, these devices are associated with the spread of cancerous cells and other dangers. If you believe your health has been greatly compromised because of this device, a lawyer at Williams Hart might be able to help you seek the compensation you believe you deserve. Call us at (888) 220-0640 today.