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A 21-year-old member asked:

Is genetic counseling recommended for those diagnosed with eds?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kathryn Riordan
Rheumatology 39 years experience
Not always: If detailed family history, physical exam, echocardiogram all indicate eds type 3 with certainty it is not necessary.
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 56 years experience
Yes and no: Sometimes since there are various types. The most common is benign and needs no such genetic evaluation . The eds has genetic roots.

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