Suffering with Severe Endometriosis? Here’s What You Need to Know Before Filing for Disability

Endometrium are cells naturally present in the uterine wall, but sometimes, these cells grow out of hand to form a condition known as endometriosis. As a woman who suffers with this condition at a severe level, you can be facing a whole host of problems, from infertility to excruciating pain in your pelvic area. Even though endometriosis is usually an operable condition, in the most severe forms, the overgrowth of the cells can affect various other systems of the body, including the bladder, kidneys, and even intestines. There is no doubt that severe endometriosis can leave your functional capability limited. If you are considering filing for disability because of your endometriosis and the relative symptoms, there are a few things you need to know first. 

Having a comprehensive medical history regarding the condition will help. 

If you have little medical documentation proving the severity of your condition, it will be highly unlikely that your social-security disability case will be approved. During the assessment of your claim, this will be one of the first things that will be considered. Therefore, it is best to ensure you have received treatment for the condition professionally and have talked to your doctor about your intentions to file for disability because of the endometriosis and your condition. 

Your ability to perform other types of work will be a determining factor. 

With major issues with endometriosis, you can definitely be unable to walk and stand for long periods and perform tasks that you normally would if this is a normal part of your usual work routine. However, in determining whether you qualify for disability because of the endometriosis, the Social Security Administration (SSA) will be working with a vocational review expert to find out whether there are other jobs you could potentially perform. For example, if your issues with endometriosis prevent you from standing for long periods, the vocational expert may determine you could still take on an office position in which you could sit for most of the day. 

There is a higher likelihood of disability approval if your endometriosis is accompanied by other health conditions. 

In some situations, having severe endometriosis alone may not be enough for the SSA to deem you unable to work. However, if the endometriosis has created other health concerns, such as a prolapsed bladder or digestive problems, your chances of seeing an approval may be better because your functional capacity will be further limited. Likewise, if you have other medical conditions not relative to the endometriosis but that still interfere with your ability to work, it is best to include these conditions in your initial reason for filing for social-security disability. 

Talk to a professional such as Bruce K Billman for more help with disability claims.