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What are some of the gastrointestinal issues that eds patients may deal with?

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Dr. Kathryn Riordan
Rheumatology 38 years experience
Holes in bowels: The collagen that forms the intestines can be abnormal and result in spontaneous tears in the wall of the intestine, infection and death. This is rare and only occurs with one type of eds, genetic testing can determine if you are at risk.
Dr. Stratos Christianakis
Rheumatology 18 years experience
IBS: Eds patient often have sequelae of fibromyalgia and associated irritable bowel syndrome. Would discuss with GI doctor depending on symptoms.

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