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Look kind of like eds pictures so should I be getting tested for brittle bone disease or something?
Yes get diagnose: What type of the disease you have and take all the precaution for it. ...Read more
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
I have EDS 3 (hypermobility) & often my wrist cracks (feels like tendon catches on bone) & hurts for days after. Is there a way to prevent/treat this?
Pain: Warm compress to affected joints may help with the pain. Splints from an occupational therapist can help with the loose joints of your wrists. Motrin or Aleve (naproxen) for the pain in loose joints. if not improved in 1 wk, appointment with physician and referral to rheumatologist for further management w/ possible x-rays or lab work ...Read more
I have ehlers danlos syndrome and was wondering if a bone marrow transplant can cure the defects that cause my improper collagen I have been in constant excruciating pain for 15 years and pain meds do not help much willing to do anything to feel better at
Genetic: The only common form of eds is type iii. This is because afflicted individuals rarely reach childhood; and, certainly not adulthood. Eds iii is an autosomally dominant gene which means that 50% of children of the affected person will have the disease; or each child has a 50% risk of developing the disease. ...Read more
Depends: Ehlers danlos is a family of disorders, which has 6 major and several minor types. Given the multiple genes involved, it can be inherited in both autosomal dominant and autosomal recessive patterns, and can even spring from a de novo mutation. Penetrance depends on the type of mutation, and can therefore not be reliably calculated without more information. ...Read more
Not: There are 7 forms of ehlers-danlos syndrome. None specifically affect valves. Type IV which is very rare causes fragile blood vessels which can rupture. Type iii is the commonest form and causes hypermobile joints ("double jointedness") and it is benign. My research revealed no "new valvular" form of eds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: There's no such thing as a double joint. You can be extremely flexible, and folks with ehlers danlos often are incredibly flexible. This comes from laxity in the ligaments and connective tissues surrounding the joints. The joints themselves, where the bones meet, have the same number of connections as anyone else. ...Read more
Clinical diagnosis: The collagen diagnostic laboratory offers diagnostic testing for eds type IV (vascular eds), eds type vi (kyphoscoliotic eds) and eds vii (arthrochalasia). Testing for eds types i and ii (classical eds) is available elsewhere. There is presently no laboratory test available for individuals with the most common form of eds - eds type iii or hypermobility eds. It remains a clinical diagnosis.. ...Read more