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I looked up ehler danlos and saw a lot of things I have. How can I be tested?

I looked up ehler danlos and saw a lot of things I have. How can I be tested?

First: The first step is a clinical history and physical examination. Most ehlers-danlos are diagnosed on this basis alone. Doctors who are most familiar with the syndrome are geneticists and rheumatologists. If you make an appointment with a doctor, ask first if he/she evaluates patients for this syndrome. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people have ehlers-danlos syndrome? How common is this?

Do a lot of people have ehlers-danlos syndrome? How common is this?

1 in 5, 000: The incidence of EDS is estimated to occur in 1 person in 5, 000. ...Read more

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Should I get tested for ehlers danlos syndrome if I have a majority of the symptoms and are in my early 20?

Should I get tested for ehlers danlos syndrome if I have a majority of the symptoms and are in my early 20?

Depends: Specific tests for Ehler-Danlos are expensive and not readily available and there are more than one type. Management depends more on clinical findings than tests. Usually other family members are involved. That said, if there is a medical school or foundation near you that is involved in testing for studies, etc., go ahead. ...Read more

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I can pop my shoulders in and out of their sockets it's not painful, and I have lots of fainting episodes could I have ehlers danlos syndrome?

I can pop my shoulders in and out of their sockets it's not painful, and I have lots of fainting episodes could I have ehlers danlos syndrome?

Possibly: Are you really loose-jointed or is it joint your shoulders? A rheumatologist should be able to answer your question. If eds is present, the fainting would be unrelated. ...Read more

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It's been suggested to me that I could have Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. How do I check this? Also, should I think about having my daughter tested if +?

It's been suggested to me that I could have Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. How do I check this? Also, should I think about having my daughter tested if +?

Learn and yes: Check out the following comprehensive and well written site: http://www. Ednf. Org/patient-support
There are many forms of Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, some serious and others less so. Learn as much as you can about your family history and consider any symptoms you may have, then seek expert advice. ...Read more

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Mom was disabled by osteoarthritis in her 50's. Multiple spine surgeries. I am 37 w/ OA in lots of joints. Could we have Ehlers Danlos? Worth knowing?

Mom was disabled by osteoarthritis in her 50's. Multiple spine surgeries. I am 37 w/ OA in lots of joints. Could we have Ehlers Danlos? Worth knowing?

Hard to say: ED has definite features that most docs are familiar with. I would find it hard to believe you could live well into adulthood without someone investigating you both if you fit criteria. It can accompany but is not specific to ED patients. ...Read more

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Is their a gene specifically associated with the hypermobile form of ehleres- danlos syndrome? And is it one that is able to be tested?

Is their a gene specifically associated with the hypermobile form of ehleres- danlos syndrome? And is it one that is able to be tested?

See geneticist!: Type 3: hypermobility form - ehlers-danlos is caused by an autosomal dominant or recessive mechanism. Mutations in either of two separate genes (which are also involved in vascular eds and tenascin-x deficiency eds, respectively) may lead to this variant. Tnxb sequencing or quantitative serum tenascin-x analysis or testing of eds-associated genes, especially col3a1can be done. ...Read more

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How to check for ehlers-danlos?

How to check for ehlers-danlos?

A few different docs: Diagnosis is typically clinical and based on exam findings. A medical genetics physician may be helpful in diagnosis if there is concern about an EDS type other than type 3. A physical medicine and rehabilitation physician would be best and helping to coordinate a plan for functional recovery. A rheumatologist would be helpful to look for other causes of joint pain such as an inflammatory disorder ...Read more

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What is ehlers-danlos syndrome?

What is ehlers-danlos syndrome?

Extreme joint laxity: Ehlers-danlos syndrome is a group of inherited disorders marked by extremely loose joints, hyperelastic skin that bruises easily, and easily damaged blood vessels. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have ehlers-danlos?

What does it mean to have ehlers-danlos?

Many things!: Ehlers-danlos syndrome is a group of inherited disorders marked by extremely loose joints, hyperelastic skin that bruises easily, and easily damaged blood vessels. There are six major types and at least five minor types of ehlers-danlos syndrome (eds). A variety of gene mutations (changes) cause problems with collagen, the material that provides strength and structure to skin, bone, blood vessels. ...Read more

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Any ehlers danlos specialists in the tampa bay area?

Any ehlers danlos specialists in the tampa bay area?

I'm: Not in Tampa, but there are no specific treatments, although there are some complications treatments available. ...Read more

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How is ehlers-danlos syndrome painful?

How is ehlers-danlos syndrome painful?

It may not be: It may not be painful at all. It depends on the type you have and what systems are involved. If your joints are involved and are loose then this could increase their mobility and cause pain. Your evaluation will help explain this. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have ehlers danlos syndrome?

See details: You will have major increased flexibility of joints and increased elasticity of skin. ...Read more

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What are the tests for ehlers-danlos syndrome?

Usually none: The diagnosis is usually made on physical examination. Since it's not something that can be treated with a pill, there's seldom any need to find the exact gene responsible (and there are many different ones that can do it). For the very severe vascular form, a geneticist may confirm this, before or after birth. I know several docs with e-d. Good luck. ...Read more

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What kind of disease is ehlers-danlos syndrome?

Big answer: Ehlers-danlos syndrome is a group of diseases with characteristic joint laxity, very lax skin, easy bruising and weakened blood vessels. There are several gene mutations for the various clinical pictures of this syndrome. Beyond that I would suggest you research a more indepth answer online. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of ehlers-danlos syndrome?

Disorder of collagen: Ehlers-danlos syndrome is a common disorder of collagen structure that causes easy bruising and poor wound healing. Patients with this conditions have a soft, velvety skin that is hyperelastic, joins that are lax and they have unusual scarring.
There are 10 variants. The most serious form is associated with rupture of visceral organs. ...Read more

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What re worst risks from ehlers-danlos syndrome?

What re worst risks from ehlers-danlos syndrome?

Bone abnormalities: Low bone density from eds can lead to problems healing fractures and have joint pain. Spine deformities such as kyphosis or scoliosis can also occur. Irritiable bowel syndrome and GI disturbances can also be problemmatic. Finally, nerve compression syndromes such as carpal tunnel can occur along with known skin conditions, and blood disorders. Check with your physician to discuss fully. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is ehlers danlos syndrome?

Connective tissue dz: Eds is a connective tissue disease. There are several subtypes based on clinical presentation, extent of disease, the type of collagen affected, and age. The disease is caused by abnormal collagen development. The abnormal collagen is more elastic or stretchy allowing hypermobility. The most common types cause joint hypermobility, skin stretch invests, or blood vessel problems. ...Read more

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Has anyone heard of ehlers danlos syndrome causes?

Has anyone heard of ehlers danlos syndrome causes?

Genetics: Ehlers-danlos is a genetic condition. There are no other known causes. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is ehlers-danlos syndrome (e.D.S.)?

What sort of disorder is ehlers-danlos syndrome (e.D.S.)?

Skin/joints stretch: In this disorder there is a deficiency of collagen in the body. Problems include skin hyperelasticity (very stretchy) and joint hypermobility ("double jointed"). Also those people affected have fragile skin and blood vessels. There are 6 forms of ehlers-danlos syndrome. ...Read more

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What is ehlers - danlos syndrome and how can it be treated?

What is ehlers - danlos syndrome and how can it be treated?

See details: Eds is an inherited defect in the cross-linking of collagen molecules that leads to very flexible joints and skin. There is no treatment other than that which is directed at the symptoms. ...Read more

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Need dr. Unafraid to appropriately treat pain associated w/ehlers danlos in 2hr dr. Frm monroe mi. Have supporting ppwk. Please help.?

Need dr. Unafraid to appropriately treat pain associated w/ehlers danlos in 2hr dr. Frm monroe mi. Have supporting ppwk. Please help.?

Pain treatment.: You would need to seek an opinion from an appropriately trained specialist such as a pain medicine specialist or a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist. ...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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I need a specialist for Ehlers Danlos syndrome for adults. Suggestions?

I need a specialist for Ehlers Danlos syndrome for adults. Suggestions?

A few different docs: Medical genetics physician may be helpful in diagnosis if there is concern about an EDS type other than type 3. A physical medicine and rehabilitation physician would be best and helping to coordinate a plan for functional recovery. A rheumatologist would be helpful to look for other causes of joint pain such as an inflammatory disorder. ...Read more