Biliary Fistulas from Birth Control Use
The birth control drugs Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocella can lead to serious gallbladder complications known as biliary fistulas. These fistulas are openings that allow the bile running through the biliary tree to exit into other areas around the body. In particular, the connections these openings make can lead to some particularly damaging health conditions.
A fistula that causes damages to the digestive system can prove particularly serious to deal with. If you have suffered in this way, contact the Yasmin birth control injury attorneys of Williams Kherkher at 800-761-3187 today.
The Hazards of Biliary Fistulas
The biliary tree is responsible for transporting bile from the liver to the first section of the small intestine. The branches of the biliary tree may become damaged because of the effects of Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocella. As a result, openings can occur in various places across the biliary tree. This causes bile to leak out throughout the body. The following issues can happen depending on where this bile goes:
- If reaching an artery or blood vessel, sepsis can occur
- If clean bile empties into a cavity in the midsection, the midsection may visibly swell with fluid
- If infected bile pours into this cavity, the resulting condition can prove very painful
- Connections with other digestive ducts can lead to digestive system dysfunction
These openings in the biliary tree often require surgical intervention to repair. In some cases, the complications caused by biliary fistulas can lead to potentially life-threatening conditions.
If you or someone you love has been affected by the birth control drugs Yaz, Yasmin, or Ocella, legal action may be available. To discuss your legal options further with an experienced advisor, contact the Yasmin birth control injury lawyers of Williams Kherkher today by calling 800-761-3187.