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Can a father's eds cause complications during pregnancy if passed on to the fetus?

Can a father's eds cause complications during pregnancy if passed on to the fetus?

No: The fetus is relatively protected, problems don't usually come till adulthood. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Right leg occasional shooting pain from groin to big toe. Eds3 first trimester pregnant. Is this part of pregnancy or eds? Is it normal for either?

Right leg occasional shooting pain from groin to big toe. Eds3 first trimester pregnant. Is this part of pregnancy or eds? Is it normal for either?

Both, probably: The combination of increased weight plus a change in your center of balance is always tough on the back, but tougher when there is ligament laxity in ed. Proper support for your feet, back and tummy all play a role here. What you're feeling is pressure on a nerve root in your back or leg from the weight gain, imbalance and lax ligaments. You & your OB should work together with a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Do some eds patients suffer with sleep problems?

Do some eds patients suffer with sleep problems?

EDS: Can you specify what eds stands for? Some abbreviations mean different things to different people. ...Read more

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Why do people with eds have problems with anaethesia, I wake up early from general and local doesn't seem to work. Fentanyl. ?

Why do people with eds have problems with anaethesia, I wake up early from general and local doesn't seem to work. Fentanyl. ?

EDS? Multiple defs.: EDS can be 'excessive daytime sleepiness', 'erectile dysfunction syndrome', etc. You need to define your problem. ...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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Do gastrointestinal issues/problems occur with eds?

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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Does age increase the severity of eds symptoms/problems?

Does age increase the severity of eds symptoms/problems?

Yes: Ed becomes more common with increasing age. However, other factors play a role and are certainly more controllable. Not smoking, and controlling blood sugars and blood pressure will help symptoms of ed. Also, exercising will increase blood flow and decrease symptoms of ed. ...Read more

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How do you get eds?

How do you get eds?

Genetic!: You are born with it. It (several variants) are genetically acquired and in the patient's dna. It not acquired! treatments are symptomatic. There are no cures. ...Read more

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What are the manifestations associated with eds?

What are the manifestations associated with eds?

EDS: Excessive daytime sleepiness is exactly that. People typically will be tired during the day, fall asleep easily during activities that they should not falls asleep and may have a hard time staying awake while driving. It is also the diagnosis we typically use for patients so that they can qualify for a sleep study when we have concerns about sleep apnea. Sleep studies can be $2-4k tests. ...Read more

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What is the new cardiac valvular form of eds?

What is the new cardiac valvular form of eds?

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 more

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