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Dr. Bachar Al-Alami Dr. Al-Alami
ADHD & Autism
32 years in practice
Gandhi Med Coll, Univ Hlth Sci, Vijayawada, Hyderabad, Ap, India
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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

Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Thomas Inwood Dr. Inwood
Podiatry
31 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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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

Dr. John Goldman Dr. Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
51 years in practice
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
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Dr. Dustin Colegrove Dr. Colegrove
Internal Medicine
8 years in practice
Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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

Dr. Wenjay Sung Dr. Sung
Podiatry
10 years in practice
Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University
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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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Dr. John Goldman Dr. Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
51 years in practice
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
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Have Ehlers Danlos Hypermobile Syndrome will exercises 2 strenghten hip joints(THEY R NOT LAX) prevent dislocation 100% if they never dislocated?

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

Dr. Bradford Landry Dr. Landry
Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
8 years in practice
New York Institute of Technology New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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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Dr. Julie Abbott Dr. Abbott
Preventive Medicine
41 years in practice
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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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Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Dr. Bradley Butkovich Dr. Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery
23 years in practice
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
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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.

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

Dr. Doina Marina Dr. Marina
Anti-Aging Medicine
49 years in practice
University of Medicine and Pharmacy 'Carol Davila'
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Which type of ehlers danlos is associated with blue sclera?

Which type of ehlers danlos is associated with blue sclera?

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 more

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Dr. Bennett Werner Dr. Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
40 years in practice
University of Maryland School of Medicine
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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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Dr. Michael Fisher Dr. Fisher
Dermatology
28 years in practice
Morehouse School of Medicine
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Which ehlers danlos type is associated with a large bladder?

Which ehlers danlos type is associated with a large bladder?

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

Dr. Martin Morell Dr. Morell
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
25 years in practice
Ponce School of Medicine
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Is visceral manipulation safe for someone with Ehlers Danlos type 3?

Is visceral manipulation safe for someone with Ehlers Danlos type 3?

Wow : why would you need manipulation in your abdomen for something that just involves your ligaments? ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Deberardino Dr. Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery
28 years in practice
New York Medical College
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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

Dr. Ivy Fisher Dr. Fisher
Pediatrics
40 years in practice
Stanford University School of Medicine
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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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Dr. Jessica Allan Dr. Allan
Internal Medicine
19 years in practice
St. George's University School of Medicine
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How common is ehlers danlos type 3?

How common is ehlers danlos type 3?

somewhat common: Depending on the literature 1 : 5, 000 to 1: 20, 000. ...Read more

Dr. Donald Shenenberger Dr. Shenenberger
Dermatology
21 years in practice
University of South Carolina School of Medicine
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What kind of disease is ehlers-danlos syndrome?

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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Dr. Gregory Mosolf Dr. Mosolf
Pediatrics
20 years in practice
University of Toledo College of Medicine
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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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