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Is the hypermobile type of ehlers danlos disorder constant in families?

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

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Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (Definition)

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome is a medical condition characterized by hypermobile joints, very elastic or stretchy skin that bruises easily, and other abnormalities. It is caused by defects in collagen, an important structural protein that is responsible for the strength of many different types of tissue including skin, ...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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Which type of ehlers danlos is associated with piezogenic papules? Some sources say hypermobile some say classic. Please help. Thank you.

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

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Should somone with ehlers danlos -hypermobile type be concerned about aneurysms/ruptures? My dr said it is not a concern but I am worried.

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

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Can you have ehlers danlos without hypermobile joints?

Can you have ehlers danlos without hypermobile joints?

Ehlers danlos: Yes, but it is a syndrome that has a collection of different disorders. It is usually associated with hypermobile joints so to have ehlers danlos without that clinical finding is less likely. ...Read more

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Scheduled for endoscopy and colonoscopy. How risky is prep and procedure? Common problems? I have ehlers danlos so hypermobile neck, back, hipsand jaw

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 more

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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 more

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