STOMACH AND GASTROINTESTINAL DISEASES AND WINNING A SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY CLAIM

Posted October 27, 2015

Stomach and gastrointestinal (GI) diseases, such as inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, and Crohn’s Disease can be the reason you win a Social Security Disability claim.

However, in order to win a Social Security Disability (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) case based on stomach and intestinal conditions, certain documentation and evidence must be received on top of the claimant treated with a GI specialist for his or her problems.

A major piece of evidence in cases involving stomach and GI diseases is to document how often these conditions make you have to go to the bathroom and how often they cause discomfort and symptoms including nausea, diarrhea, constipation, cramping, vomiting, and bloating.

Although discussing their bathroom habits and bowel activities may be embarrassing for claimants, Drummond Disability encourages their clients to open to their doctors about these symptoms, especially the frequency with which they have to use the bathroom. One way Drummond Disability helps with communication with the doctors regarding these symptoms is by providing our clients with these conditions with calendars on which to document these symptoms and the frequency at which they have to use the restroom.

These calendars help in multiple ways because our clients are able to bring them to their doctor’s visits to explain the symptoms they have been having and are submitted by Drummond Disability lawyers to Social Security in order to help document these conditions.

Another way for these conditions to get documented is for claimants to treat with GI specialists who perform special tests to document stomach and intestinal conditions including colonoscopies and esophagogastroduodenoscopies (EGDs) that help show what inflammation or other symptoms are going on in the stomach and bowels.

If you or anyone you know is suffering colitis, Crohn’s Disease, or any other inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and needs help with their disability claim, please contact Drummond Disability by messaging us on drummonddisability.com or by calling us at (800) 842-0426 for a FREE Consultation.

Some helpful information for inflammatory bowel disease including colitis and Crohn’s disease can be found on the following websites:

http://www.rxlist.com/gastrointestinal_diseases/drugs-condition.htm

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/inflammatory-bowel-disease/basics/symptoms/con-20034908

http://www.cdc.gov/ibd/what-is-ibd.htm

http://www.ccfa.org/what-are-crohns-and-colitis/?referrer=https://www.google.com/

http://www.ssa.gov/disability/professionals/bluebook/5.00-Digestive-Adult.htm

 

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