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I just had jaw surgery last tuesday. The surgery was a success, but I am having very bad pain in my lips nose and two jaws. The eds ?

I just had jaw surgery last tuesday. The surgery  was  a success, but I am having very bad pain in my lips nose and two jaws. The  eds ?

Acute pain: Post surgical acute pain is biologically useful. Acute pain is of short duration, but it gradually resolves as the injured tissues heal. It is appropriate to use whatever medication (including narcotic analgesics) for treatment and palliation. Re.: follow your surgeon's directions. ...Read more

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Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (Definition)

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome is a medical condition characterized by hypermobile joints, very elastic or stretchy skin that bruises easily, and other abnormalities. It is caused by defects in collagen, an important structural protein that is responsible for the strength of many different types of tissue including skin, ...Read more


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I have pain in my neck and have had many joint surgeries, is this common in eds?

I have pain in my neck and have had many joint surgeries, is this common in eds?

Hard to tell: Neck pain and joint pain is just as common in eds as in many other non-eds causes. As far as joint surgeries go, I am not sure what kind of surgeries you had and for what reason. Definitely, eds patients have multiple joint problems (hypermobility, fractures, laxaty etc.) that makes them prone to trauma etc. ...Read more

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What impact does ehlers danlos type 3 have on lumbar fusion surgeries, and is ther a type of fusion that would be better for an eds patient?

What impact does ehlers danlos type 3 have on lumbar fusion surgeries, and is ther a type of fusion that would be better for an eds patient?

EDS has surgery risk: Ehlers danlos syndrome (eds) is a connective tissue disorder that has many subtypes. In type 3 eds, joint overextensibility can cause serious orthopedic issues.In eds of any type, anesthetic & surgical complications, while rare, are more common than in someone without eds, including blood vessel rupture, hemorrhage, and airway and neck damage.Type of lumbar fusion doesn't seem to affect these issues. ...Read more

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I have ehlers danlos syndrome. Also few surgeries for rupured disc! My left rib cage is sore and if I raise my left arm it spasms so painfully?

I have ehlers danlos syndrome. Also few surgeries for rupured disc! My left rib cage is sore and if I raise my left arm it spasms so painfully?

More info needed: The most usual form is the familial hyperextensibility type. Is there a family history? Have you genetics clinic for evaluation and advice? http://www.ehlersdanlosnetwork.org/typesofehlersdanlos.html A trial of glucosamine sulfate 2 grams per day for at least 30 days may help as much is an NSAID. your orthopedist may prescribe a short-term prednisone, NSAID, possibly muscle relaxant. ...Read more

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Are there any adults with eds who don't know it?

Are there any adults with eds who don't know it?

Yes: Generally, these are wonderful gymnasts, ballerinas and people who easily dislocate their joints to perform some pretty amazing feats, such as escaping from a strait jacket. However, the price is very high for those who use their flexibilty. They have to retire early from the severe form of premature osteoarthritis that they develop. ...Read more

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Why did our geneticist say it was not so bad to have eds?

Why did our geneticist say it was not so bad to have eds?

Tends to be "mild": Most cases and types of eds have fragile skin and joint dislocation as the worst consequenses. However the vascular type can be devestating with spontaneously rupturing blood vessels in multiple organs causing bleeding or bowel rupture. Eds can be confirmed by genetic testing and typed by skin biopsy. ...Read more

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Difference between eds and marfans?

Difference between eds and marfans?

Complications: There are several forms of both. Ehlers-danlos syndrome is often associated with skin hypersensitivity and aortic dissection, dependent on type. Marfans is more associated with joint hyperextensibility, cataracts and sometime aortic dissection. ...Read more

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Are there any problem with hearing that occurs with eds?

Are there any problem with hearing that occurs with eds?

Ehlers-Danlos?: I am assuming by "eds" you mean ehlers–danlos syndrome. If so, then no. There are no hearing problems that are associated with eds. Poor balance (which s an inner ear problem) is common. ...Read more

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Antiarrhythmic (Definition)

Antiarrythmics treat or prevent the heart from going out ...Read more