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


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Having a colonoscopy. Have veiny, stretchy skin, flexible fingers, had scoliosis surgery, and bad bladder. Should I check for EDS before colonoscopy?

Having a colonoscopy. Have veiny, stretchy skin, flexible fingers, had scoliosis surgery, and bad bladder. Should I check for EDS before colonoscopy?

Colonoscopy in EDS: Colonoscopy does carry a higher risk of perforation in EDS. Whether or not you need to diagnose it ahead of time really depends on why you're having the colonoscopy. If the procedure is urgent, you can proceed with the knowledge that EDS is a possibility, as long as the colonoscopist is aware. If it's an elective procedure, you may be able to delay until you know for sure. Good luck. ...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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What is ehlers-danlos syndrome (eds)?

"Ehlers–Danlos": Ehlers–danlos syndrome (also known as "cutis hyperelastica") is an inherited tissue disorder caused by a defect in the body's synthesis of collagen. Collagen in connective tissue helps tissues to resist deformation. In the skin, muscles, ligaments, blood vessels and organs, collagen plays a very significant role and with increased elasticity or "stretchiness" they may not work right. ...Read more

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Do people with eds have more hernias?

Yes: I presume you mean ehlers-danlos syndrome, and yes, patients with this connective tissue disorder are more probe to hernia formation. ...Read more

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Can i have eds and lupus at the same time?

Yes.: EDS has 11 types, all hereditary,all with gene mutations causing problems with collagen in skin,bone,blood vessels.Symptoms include stretchy easily bruised skin, double jointedness,back pain,flat feet,early arthritis,etc. Lupus, an autoimmune disease, requires 4 of 11criteria.MalarorDiscoidrash,Photosensitivity,OralUlcers,Arthritis,Serositis,KidneyDz,Neurologic Sx's,Blood abn,immunologic,ANA. ...Read more

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What does injection treatment for eds involve?

What does injection treatment for eds involve?

Mitochondrialsupport: Many enzymatic cofactors necessary for mitochondrial energy production, as well as antioxidants to clear up the free radicals which are produced by the working mitochondria which would otherwise injure them. Cofactors commonly injected include L-carntine (Carnitor)_ and vitamin B12, and a mix inositol, choline, and folate (folic acid). ...Read more

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Do gastrointestinal issues/problems occur with eds?

Not common: It depends on the subtype of ehlors-danlos syndrome, but not a common feature except in the most severe subtypes with excessive tissue tears without much trauma. Speak with york physician to see if you have any of those subtypes. ...Read more

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What's the difference between Marfan syndrome and eds?

What's the difference between Marfan syndrome and eds?

Stature and heart: Marfans people are tall, skinny, with valve problems, joint instability, but also have aortic problems. Ehlers danlos has hypermobility, subluxations, but also certain types of eds have tissue fragility, spontaneous pneumothorax, joint subluxation, and has difficulty healing. ...Read more

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Is there a way that heredity affects body weight like eds?

Is there a way that heredity affects body weight like eds?

Yes: Pima indians of the desert southwestern us live where food is scarce. Therefore, a gene that makes food storage into fat very efficient so that they survive the desert. Taken out of the desert, and fed a standard american diet, they will gain weight. Similar genes are certainly present that will soon be described once the human genome is fully known. ...Read more

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Do poor healing wounds often have connection to marphan or eds?

Do poor healing wounds often have connection to marphan or eds?

Yes: These disorders as well as several others can be evaluated by overall clinical picture and genetic testing. ...Read more

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What types of eds are associated with pain and/or chronic pain?

What types of eds are associated with pain and/or chronic pain?

? Ehlers-Danlos Syn.: The most common pain associated with eds comes from the fact that the connective tissue supporting the joints becomes lax and allows chronic joint dislocations. These people frequently notice they are "double-jointed" but later experience the chronic dislocations. A more serious kind involves blood vessels where they can spontaneously rupture. Eds can also be a limited to the skin. ...Read more

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