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Doctor insights on: Ehlers Danlos Syndrome Type 3 Hypermobility

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What is the difference between ehlers-danlos syndrome hypermobility type 3 and double jointedness?

What is the difference between ehlers-danlos syndrome hypermobility type 3 and double jointedness?

EDS-3 is formal Dx: Eds-3 is a formal diagnosis whereas the term double jointedness is a term used to describe someone with hyperlax joints. Hyperlaxity is a normal variant and is only worrisome if it results in pain or joint instability whereby the term is changed to patholaxity (pathologic joint laxity). ...Read more

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What are the signs of Ehlers Danlos Syndrome Hypermobility Type in a young child?

What are the signs of Ehlers Danlos Syndrome Hypermobility Type in a young child?

Joints are very loos: The joints are hyper-extendible and you can bend the wrists backwards a lot. ...Read more

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Could I have type 3 (hypermobility) ehlers danlos syndrome or hypermobility syndrome? My parents don't have eds.

Could I have type 3 (hypermobility) ehlers danlos syndrome or hypermobility syndrome? My parents don't have eds.

Unlikely.: Ehlers danlos is an inherited condition, so if it doesn't run in your family, it's very unlikely that you have it. If your joints are unusually flexible you may just be more limber than normal. But if you are worried about it, see your doctor and find out for sure. ...Read more

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Good Afternoon, First of all, I would like to ask you if you are familiar with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (hypermobility type)? I was diagnosed with hEDS in 2011 by Geneticist LaDonna Immken, M.D. here in Austin. Often I have questions and my PCP and other

Good Afternoon, First of all, I would like to ask you if you are familiar with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (hypermobility type)? I was diagnosed with hEDS in 2011 by Geneticist LaDonna Immken, M.D. here in Austin. Often I have questions and my PCP and other

Hypermobility: Ehlers-Danlos syndrome type III (EDS Type III, hypermobility type) typically presents with loose ligaments and flexible joints. This can cause joint pain after activity. The skin is not usually overly stretchy. Type III are not subject to the usual complications of more serious types of EDS. A normal lifestyle is expected. ...Read more

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How would a physician differentiate between benign hypermobility and the hypermobile type of ehlers-danlos syndrome?

How would a physician differentiate between benign hypermobility and the hypermobile type of ehlers-danlos syndrome?

See details: Benign hypermobility is just what the term implies. It is mild hypermobility similar to the most benign form of ehlers-danlos. The most severe forms of eds are distinguished by marked hypermobility of joint, significant hyperelasticity of skin and the increased risk of rupture of intestines and the aorta. ...Read more

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I have ehlers-danlos syndrome hypermobility type. My arches collapse, ankles roll in and knees go backwards. Could AFOs help stabilize my bendy joints?

I have ehlers-danlos syndrome hypermobility type. My arches collapse, ankles roll in and knees go backwards. Could AFOs help stabilize my bendy joints?

Yes: There are many people afflicted with ehlers danlos who speak highly of smo (short AFO for feet) and other AFO to help stabilize. These are costly and a long project but certainly worth going to an orthotist to look in to. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the difference between ehlers-danlos syndrome and hypermobility?

Can you tell me the difference between ehlers-danlos syndrome and hypermobility?

Yes: Ehlers-danlos syndrome causes hyper mobility. There are many other reasons and causes of hypermobility. Hyper mobility simply refers to an increased amount of motion in a joint from any cause. ...Read more

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Is there any pain relief from ehlers danlos syndrome hypermobility?

Difficult problem: Because of vascular bleeding it is difficult to give you a definitive answer. You are better off going to a pain clinic preferably at a teaching hospital where they can taylor make a pain medicine cocktail for you, since they would have more experience with your type of problem. ...Read more

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What can someone do for hypermobility syndrome / ehlers-danlos syndrome?

What can someone do for hypermobility syndrome / ehlers-danlos syndrome?

Strengthen: Strengthening opposing muscle groups helps stabilize joints. Avoid concussive sporting activities such as tennis, but leap to activities suck as cycycling, ei. Stationary, or road (mtb) bike. But stabilizing your joints with my recommendations, which involved weight or machines is best. (machines are safeest, because your joints are tracked in a specific motion.) hypermobility causes arthritis. ...Read more

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Am going to be olympian due to hypermobility. Does this sound like ehlers-danlos syndrome?

Am going to be olympian due to hypermobility. Does this sound like ehlers-danlos syndrome?

Hypermobility: Ehlers danlos syndrome does have hyperflexible joints - this does not mean you will an olympian. If you think you have ehlers danlos then see your doctor to get a confirmed diagnosis. ...Read more

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Could there be any relationship between progressive bilateral spondylolysis and ehlers-danlos syndrome? Several potential symptoms of hypermobility.

Could there be any relationship between progressive bilateral spondylolysis and ehlers-danlos syndrome? Several potential symptoms of hypermobility.

Yes they could link: However, the E-D syndrome is not diagnosed based on this one finding.
in the US, genetic medicine/ diagnostics could greatly help with this well-described syndrome. ...Read more

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What is the difference between ehlers-danlos syndrome and joint hypermobility syndrome?

EDS-HT = JHS: EDS-hypermobility type (EDS-HT) is considered synonymous with JHS. Do not confuse these with other types of EDS as they have very different presentations including more involvement of skin, vascular structures, scleral fragility, or scoliosis. ...Read more

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I'm FTM transgender. I want to have metoidioplasty in the future, but I have Ehlers-Danlos syndrome type 3. Could I still have the metoidioplasty?

I'm FTM transgender. I want to have metoidioplasty in the future, but I have Ehlers-Danlos syndrome type 3. Could I still have the metoidioplasty?

EDS/Metoidioplasty: Hi. If you undergo transgender surgery, you have the same risk as everyone for the surgery - plus muscle
recovery with EDS will be important post=operatively.
You might have some systemic symptoms that might last longer than most but may do just fine. Rest and give yourself ample time recovery after the surgery and good luck! Welcome to health tap, Dr. Ivy Fisher ...Read more

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Do you think it's possible for Ehlers danlos syndrome type 3 to weaken tissues like the heart and be more suceptible to dilated cardiomyopathy etc?

Do you think it's possible for Ehlers danlos syndrome type 3 to weaken tissues like the heart and be more suceptible to dilated cardiomyopathy etc?

Ehrlurs Danlos: Type 3- is more common and that is hypermobility syndrome has less chance of cardiac involvement like that seen in type4 ED
where there is problems with the wall of the arteries including aorta and cerebral vesseles
cardiac dialatation is less commonly seen
I hope this helps ...Read more

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I'm feeling a strong pulse in my stomach. I have ehlers danlos syndrome type four and a hernia above my navel. Slight stomach pain. What is this???

I'm feeling a strong pulse in my stomach. I have ehlers danlos syndrome type four and a hernia above my navel. Slight stomach pain. What is this???

Risk for aneurysm: The connective tissue disorders, Marfan and ED are also associated with vascular aneurysms. An ULTRASOUND of your abdomen with attention to the pulsatile area will answer the most concerning question, do you have a vascular aneurysm?? Don't delay. Be well. ...Read more

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How do people inherit ehlers-danlos syndrome, vascular type?

How do people inherit ehlers-danlos syndrome, vascular type?

Not well known: The inheritance pattern is variable. In the more common eds type3 (hypermobility type), the inheritance is autosomal dominant meaning 50% of offspring would be expected to have it. Rarer forms like the vascular type is less predictable. If you have a parent who died of aortic dissection, you should be checked yourself with an echocardiogram. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have symptoms from several types of ehlers-danlos syndrome?

Usually - one type: There are a variety of types as you note and most of the time this is the benign hypermobility type. It is genetic and you may have relatives also wiht it. Each type can have a variety of manifesations and so people with the same type can have different symptoms. Exercise is an improtant stabilizer and you need to be doing this. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have symptoms of different types but not the full ehlers-danlos syndrome?

Spectrum of variety: Yes, it is possible to have several of the symptoms associated with eds and not have the formal syndrome. Many hyperlax individuals have severely loose joints (shoulder and knees are typical), yet they do not have formal eds. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have symptoms from several different types of ehlers-danlos syndrome in one?

That would be: Highly unusual & unlikely, but, I suppose, not impossible. I couldn't find a case study of anyone with more than one type. ...Read more

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What genes are related to ehlers-danlos syndrome, vascular type?

What genes are related to ehlers-danlos syndrome, vascular type?

Collagen 3: The vascular type of eds is due to dysfunction or deficiency of the type 3 collagen. The specific gene is called col3a1. ...Read more

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What type of complications can a woman with ehlers danlos syndrome encounter from having a baby?

Pregnancy with EDS: Most of the patients with eds tolerate pregnancy without any difficulty with normal pregnancy and birth. Except in eds type 4 it can be associated with severe maternal complications. Most of the time the decision is made to do a cesarian section. ...Read more

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Do all types of marphan and ehlers-danlos syndrome increase risk of aortic dissection?

No: Arterial/aortic disease can be seen in Marfan syndrome and type 4 ehler danlos or what is called vascular type. ...Read more

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How common is ehlers-danlos syndrome?

1 per 5, 000: The combined incidence is estimate at one case per 5, 000 individuals. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have ehlers danlos syndrome?

Hyperextensible skin: Most people with ehlers danlos syndrome have hyperexstensible skin. Requires evaluation by knowledgeable physician - eg - rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What are most common forms of ehlers danlos syndrome?

What are most common forms of ehlers danlos syndrome?

See ednf. Org: Classic, previously type I & ii & hypermobility, previously type iii are connective tissue disorders with skin fragility, hyperelastic skin, easy bruisability & joint hypermobility. Autosomal dominant inheritance (50% chance). Occasionally assoc. With intellectual disability, also scoliosis, mitral valve prolapse, early loss of teeth, premature rupture of membranes, premature delivery. ...Read more

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What to do if I have ehlers danlos syndrome! Please help!?

See geneticist..: If you haven't already seen a genetics doctor, you should to make sure you have been diagnosed correctly. If you do have ehlers-danlos syndrome, you should be checked out by an ophthalmologist (for possible displaced lenses), cardiologist (possible heart problems), and physical therapist (for strengthening muscles without injury). Preventative regular visits for these problems are recommended. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Ehlers Danlos syndrome?

What is the definition or description of: Ehlers Danlos syndrome?

Ehlers Danlos: Ehlers Danlos syndrome (EDS) is a collection of genetic connective tissue disorders- characteristics include including hypermobile joints (joints that move in greater amounts than expected) and skin involvement, such as any of the following: soft, stretchy, saggy, too thin, easy bruising, easy wounding, poor wound healing and/or atrophic scaring. ...Read more