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Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Ecchymoses (Definition)

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Do gastrointestinal issues/problems occur with eds?

Do gastrointestinal issues/problems occur with eds?

Not common: It depends on the subtype of ehlors-danlos syndrome, but not a common feature except in the most severe subtypes with excessive tissue tears without much trauma. Speak with york physician to see if you have any of those subtypes. ...Read more

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Hyperflexible joints, but no dislocations; thin, elastic skin w/ atrophic scars, but bruising regular; poor circulation; GI issues; ehlers danlos?

Hyperflexible joints, but no dislocations; thin, elastic skin w/ atrophic scars, but bruising regular; poor circulation; GI issues; ehlers danlos?

Could be: There are multiple types of ehlers danlos that vary in symptoms and severity. It is am inherited disorder so you should see a family history of similar symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the manifestations associated with eds?

What are the manifestations associated with eds?

EDS: Excessive daytime sleepiness is exactly that. People typically will be tired during the day, fall asleep easily during activities that they should not falls asleep and may have a hard time staying awake while driving. It is also the diagnosis we typically use for patients so that they can qualify for a sleep study when we have concerns about sleep apnea. Sleep studies can be $2-4k tests. ...Read more

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Is blue sclerae associated with benign joint hypermobility syndrome? Thank you.

Is blue sclerae associated with benign joint hypermobility syndrome? Thank you.

No: Blue sclerae are typically associated with Osteogenesis imperfecta, not BJHS. There are extremely rare cases of Ehlers-Danlos (dermatosparaxis type and the described spondylocheirodyplastic form) that also are associated with a blue sclerae, as well as a Marfanoid-like condition called Loeys-Dietz syndrome. ...Read more

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Could ehler's danlos present w/spontaneous pneumomediastinum? Desperate for answers. Ongoing GI bleeds and low-grade fevers (6+ months) with no explanation, livedo reticularis, definitely hypermobile

Could ehler's danlos present w/spontaneous pneumomediastinum? Desperate for answers. Ongoing GI bleeds and low-grade fevers (6+ months) with no explanation, livedo reticularis,  definitely hypermobile

A qualafied yes: Ehler-danlos is no just one conditiont. There are quite a few variations lumped together under this term. A vascular sub-type may typically cause bleeding. I suggest either a visit to place like mayo clinic or contact the ehlers-danlos national foundation. ...Read more

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Ehlers danlos syndrome and fatigue, how are these related?

Ehlers danlos syndrome and fatigue, how are these related?

Depends: It depends on the type of Ehler-Danlos. Some can involve the heart and blood vessels, with mitral valve prolapse,aortic aneurysm and mid-sized arteries, the gastrointestinal tract, the skin and other organs. Proper examinations can give information regarding fatigue and other symptoms. ...Read more

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What diseases r associated with lupus anticoagulant. Suffer from debilitating fatigue. ?

What diseases r associated with lupus anticoagulant. Suffer from debilitating fatigue. ?

Miscarriages et al: The "lupus anticoagulant" (LA) may be associated with recurrent miscarriages , blood clots and/or an increased propensity for migraines. LA May occur in people with autoimmune disorders (such as Lupus) or infections (such as HIV) or certain medications (such as certain heart meds) or it may be present by itself. See your MD if you have any of these symptoms/conditions. ...Read more

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I'm pale and have visible veins, also sometimes bruises with unknown cause. Connective tissue disorder?

I'm pale and have visible veins, also sometimes bruises with unknown cause. Connective tissue disorder?

Maybe (not): Go see your doctor. Bruising without reason is also worrisome for clotting disorders. This can be exacerbated from excess Aspirin or other over-the-counter anti-inflammatories. Connective tissue disorder has nothing to do w/visible veins under pale skin. That's just genetics & nothing to worry about. But bruising/bleeding easily should definitely be checked out. ...Read more

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Do 10-25% of those with classical eds who tested negative for vascular eds have vascular issues?

Do 10-25% of those with classical eds who tested negative for vascular eds have vascular issues?

Depends: Would not focus so much on percentages, but instead would present your symptoms to your rheumatologist. Would try to seek out eds centers who understand the condition more than most and have seen a larger volume of eds patients (usually at university hospitals). ...Read more

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Any relation between Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and gastric telangiectasias?

Ehlers Danlos : This type of EDS is the result of mutations in type III collagen which is abundant in major blood vessels, skin, and hollow viscera. Diagnosis is based on presence of two of the following: thin, translucent skin, arterial/intestinal/uterine rupture,easy bruisability, and facial features. ...Read more

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Are there any personality traits typically associated with with Marfan syndrome?

Are there any personality traits typically associated with with Marfan syndrome?

Not that i kno of.: Tall, that's why tall girls who may get scholarship 2 play buckets R tested 4 Marfans. There R many complications if U have Marfans, & play sports. From heart 2 eyes & more. ...Read more

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Is cystic medial necrosis associated with ehlers-danlos syndrome (eds)?

Yes: Eds is a disease of the connective tissue with several sub-types. The connective tissue layer of the arteries can be affected and this can lead to cystic medial necrosis. This is a degenerative disease of the media of the aorta and other arteries with loss of elastic tissue and muscle cells. It is a pathological substrate for aortic dissection. Not all people affected get cmn. ...Read more

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Question about perhaps chromosomal disorder: what symptoms come with marfan's syndrome?

Question about perhaps chromosomal disorder:  what symptoms come with marfan's syndrome?

Tall with armspan: Greater than height, ectopic lens, dilated aorta and many other subtle problems, common in kentucky. ...Read more

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Is there any pain involved with chronic fatigue syndrome?

Is there any pain involved with chronic fatigue syndrome?

It is common, but: It is not a part of the syndrome, and its presence might cause other diagnoses to be considered first. ...Read more

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What conditions mimic lupus, specifically with symptoms of extreme fatigue, muscle and joint pain, daily headaches, confusion, bruising, nosebleed ?

What conditions mimic lupus, specifically  with symptoms of extreme fatigue, muscle and joint pain, daily headaches, confusion, bruising, nosebleed ?

Lupus: Positive ANA tests are often seen in hashimotos disease which causes a lot of the symptoms you described. It's autoimmune thyroid disorder. Check your platelet count and clotting factors for possible autoimmune disorder causing these as well. Autoimmune disorders often run together. Let me know! ...Read more

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