The Camp Lejeune water situation is big news. While we discuss the toxicity of the water elsewhere, it suffices to say that the water was toxic. Anyone who served, worked, or even just lived at Camp Lejeune and Marine Corps Air Station New River and drank the water there between 1953 and 1987 was exposed to industrial solvents, benzene, and over 70 other chemicals.
That means the water was highly toxic.
The camp’s water treatment plants were unable to purge these 70+ chemicals. The federal government has passed legislation that offers relief to anyone who served or lived at Camp Lejeune and MCAS New River for at least 30 days between August 1, 1953 and December 31, 1987. This includes:
This water has been linked to all sorts of awful health problems but today we’re going to talk about female fertility issues.
Several of the chemicals in the drinking water at Camp Lejeune have been shown to affect female fertility and may even cause infertility.
Veterans and their family members who were at Camp Lejeune or MCAS New River for at least 30 cumulative days from August 1953 through December 1987 can get health care benefits. The VA may pay you back for out-of-pocket health care costs that were related to female infertility.
In order for your physician to properly diagnose your situation, testing might have been necessary. Different types of fertility testing include:
* Ovulation testing
* Ovarian reserve testing
* Hormone testing
* Imaging tests
* Genetic Testing
Treatments for female infertility can include medication and surgery. You might have been prescribed medications such as:
* Clomiphene citrate
But fertility drugs can carry risks and you might have experienced:
* Pregnancy with multiples
* Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome
* Long-term risks of ovarian tumors
Surgery might even have been necessary to try to restore fertility. Such surgeries include:
* Laparoscopic or hysteroscopic surgery
* Tubal surgeries
These lists are not exhaustive. It’s possible that you had other treatments or were prescribed other medications. It is possible that treatment for your infertility caused different side effects.
Whatever the details may be, if you are a female veteran or family member of a veteran, you have experienced fertility issues, and you were at Camp Lejeune for at least 30 days between August 1, 1953 and December 31, 1987, reach out to us and receive a free evaluation.
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