Do you have a Propecia body disfigurement lawsuit? One side effect linked to Propecia is body disfigurement. These side effects may be cause by a massive drop in male sex hormones followed by an increase in female sex hormones. Body disfigurements caused by Propecia may include genital shrinkage, growth of male breast tissue (gynecomastia), muscle atrophy, female-pattern fat deposits, and abnormal appearance of the genitals. These disfigurements could cause massive psychological distress as well as sexual dysfunction.
What You Can Do & How a Propecia Lawsuit Can Help
The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Propecia induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has suffered Propecia body disfigurement, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Propecia Litigation Group or call us toll-free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.
Millions of men have used Propecia (finasteride) to stop hair loss caused by male-pattern baldness. If you have male-pattern baldness, it is because you have a genetic predisposition to lose your hair when your hair follicles interact with dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Over time, the hair follicle produces thinner and thinner hair, until it stops producing hair. There is no way to reverse hair-loss. However, medications such as Propecia can slow down hair loss.
Propecia is a type of medication that inhibits 5-alpha reductase, which in turn decreases the body’s ability to produce DHT by 75-80%. This causes a significant change in a man’s hormonal system. One known side effect of Propecia is sexual dysfunction. According to the drug warning information:
A small number of men experienced certain sexual side effects. these men reported one of more of the following: less desire for sex; difficulty in achieving erection; and, a decrease in the amount of semen. Each of these side effects occurred in less than 2% of men. These side effects went away in men who stopped taking Propecia
If you used Propecia, you probably assumed that if you were one of the unlucky men who suffered sexual dysfunction, your symptoms would resolve if you stopped taking Propecia. However, there is growing evidence that symptoms do not always resolve, and they may persist for months or years after Propecia is stopped. Some men have reported that Propecia body disfigurement lasted months or years after they stopped using Propecia.
Propecia Body Disfigurement
Types of body disfigurement may include, but are not limited to:
- Gynecomastia (growth of male breast tissue)
- Genital shrinkage
- Female-pattern weight gain
- Muscle atrophy
- Penile fibrosis
- Physical changes in the penis size, shape, or curvature
Due to the massive drop in male sex hormones, in some men, the endocrine system compensates by producing more estrogen, a female sex hormone. This can cause the growth of male breast tissue, a condition called gynecomastia. Increased amounts of estrogen could also increase the risk of female-pattern weight gain in the hips, thighs, and waist. Estrogen could also adversely impact a man’s muscular appearance.
Because male sex hormones are necessary for maintaining genital tissue structures, a lack of testosterone and DHT can impact the physical appearance of the male genitalia. This could cause the genitals or scrotum to become smaller or thinner. Some men have also reported that the developed penile fibrosis, in which irregular fibrous collagen causes testicular pain, curvature, and irregular hardening of the penis.
If you have suffered any type of physical change after using Propecia, you are likely facing immeasurable psychological distress, anxiety, and frustration. Though there is no way to put a price tag on your emotional injuries, you may wish to seek justice by filing a Propecia lawsuit. By doing so, you may receive financial compensation for your injuries.
Propecia Side Effects
Potential Propecia side effects may include, but are not limited to:
- Sexual side effects
- Male breast cancer
- High-grade prostate cancer
- Loss of Libido
- Erectile dysfunction
- Emotional trauma
- Body disfigurement
- Decreased muscle mass
- Endocrine system failure
- Penile fibrosis
- Genital shrinkage
- Post-Finasteride Syndrome
Do I have a Propecia Lawsuit?
The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Propecia induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has suffered Propecia body disfigurement or other side effect caused by Propecia, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Propecia Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.
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