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Is The Hypermobile Type Of Ehlers Danlos Disorder Constant In Families
Simple Response YES: Ehlers-danlos syndrome is a life-long condition that people are born with. It is caused by an abnormal gene. In most cases, people get ehlers-danlos syndrome when they get the abnormal gene from either their mother or father. Ehlers-danlos syndrome involves the body’s connective tissues, which are the tissues that make up and support the skin, bones, blood vessels, and other organs. ...Read more
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
Which type of ehlers danlos is associated with piezogenic papules? Some sources say hypermobile some say classic. Please help. Thank you.
Piezogenic papules: These are not necessarily associated with ehlers danlos at all . These occur at the fat pad of the foot and can occur at the wrist and are usually asymptomatic. Unless they cause you pain they are not treated. See your podiatrist if you are worried and your orthopedist if they are at your wrist. ...Read more
Would a diagnosis of the VASCULAR subtype of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome likely happen before age 35? Hypermobile family with no sudden deaths.
It can: I have seen it but it sounds unlikely in you. ...Read more
Should somone with ehlers danlos -hypermobile type be concerned about aneurysms/ruptures? My dr said it is not a concern but I am worried.
Not typically: it is the least severe type of Ehlers Danlos. According to a medical article on genetic disorders "Aortic root dilation is typically of a mild degree with no increased risk of dissection in the absence of significant dilation." ...Read more
Have Ehlers Danlos Hypermobile Syndrome will exercises 2 strenghten hip joints(THEY R NOT LAX) prevent dislocation 100% if they never dislocated?
Doubt they will: Exercise is still good for you. As muscle tone can help prevent side effects of being loose. Muscle is protective ...Read more
Daughter may have ehlers-danlos syndrome and hey hypermobile joints seem to b getting worse. Could the possible diagnosis b wrong or is it normal for eds?
Keep active but safe: Hypermobility is usually best treated with an appropriately designed physical therapy program followed by dedication to low-impact aerobic activity. Hypermobility typically improves with age but depending on the patient can also present with a range of symptoms over time. Evaluation by a Rheumatologist can help although genetic testing is somewhat limited. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Scheduled for endoscopy and colonoscopy. How risky is prep and procedure? Common problems? I have ehlers danlos so hypermobile neck, back, hipsand jaw
Generally quite safe: Many patients complain of the discomfort of drinking so much liquid: nausea, vomiting, bloating, explosive diarrhea. But only VERY rarely do serious things like seizure/palpitations/kidney failure occur. The large volume of polyethylene glycol solution is safest; the smaller volume oral sodium phosphate solution should not be used; it has been linked to dangerously low phosphate levels. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What type of PT would you recommend for someone with both Charcot Marie Tooth Disease (1a) and Ehlers Danlos type 3? diagnosis of both well established.
You need to be. : More specific but if you are looking for general pt I would recommend general conditioning and strengthening exercises nothing too strenuous. ...Read more
EDS Type IV.: Ehlers-danlos syndrome type iv: blue sclerae. The benign finding of blue sclerae (the underlying choroid plexus showing through the translucent sclera) is seen in patients with heritable disorders of collagen: ehlers-danlos syndrome, marfan syndrome and osteogenesis imperfecta. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ehlers Danlos: At least 24 cases of bladder diverticula are reported since1942. All are male and range from 18months to 49 years with 80% presenting before 16 years. Urinary infection, dysuria, haematuria, abdominal mass, stones and bladder rupture are recognized presentations and it is seen with several types: several subtypes (i, ii, iii, iv, v, vi and ix). ...Read more
Wow : why would you need manipulation in your abdomen for something that just involves your ligaments? ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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