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Can you help me understand the bruising associated with eds?

Mike Moore Dr. Moore
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Can you help me understand the bruising associated with eds?

Defect in tissue...: 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 provided strength. In the skin, muscles, ligaments, blood vessels and organs, collagen plays a significant role and with increased elasticity they may not work right, leading to increased bruising. ...Read more

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Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Ecchymoses (Definition)

Ecchymoses are bruises. Bruises are purple or red collections of blood under the skin that appear after blood vessels in the skin break, causing the blood to spread through the tissues ...Read more


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I have eds. I think my son may have it. He has severe stomach pain and bruising could these be signs of ehlers danlos?

I have eds. I think my son may have it. He has severe stomach pain and bruising could these be signs of ehlers danlos?

Yes, see below: Easy bruising without trauma can be 1. Blood vessel/tissue problem (connective tissue disease such as eds) or vit c deficiency, 2. Platelet problem (drugs, systemic illness/infection, von willebrand's), 3. Coagulation problem (liver disease, clotting factor deficiency, vit k deficiency). Yes, take him to pediatrician. Some problems are treatable but most important, you want to know why. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do you get eds?

How do you get eds?

Genetic!: You are born with it. It (several variants) are genetically acquired and in the patient's dna. It not acquired! treatments are symptomatic. There are no cures. ...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 it really possible to be double jointed if eds?

No: There's no such thing as a double joint. You can be extremely flexible, and folks with ehlers danlos often are incredibly flexible. This comes from laxity in the ligaments and connective tissues surrounding the joints. The joints themselves, where the bones meet, have the same number of connections as anyone else. ...Read more

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In relation to genetic conditions what is eds? Marfans?

In relation to genetic conditions what is eds? Marfans?

See below:: Ehlers–danlos syndrome (eds) is a group of inherited connective tissue disorders, caused by a defect in the synthesis of collagen (type i or iii). Marfan's syndrome is a genetic disorder of the connective tissue. People with marfan's tend to be unusually tall, with long limbs and long, thin fingers. It is caused by defects in a gene called fibrillin-1. ...Read more

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Any genetic counselors! who gets eds?

Any genetic counselors! who gets eds?

Rare problem: Ehlers danlos syndrome is a collection of at least 10 separate entities that have in common an abnormality of collagen production. The inheritance patterns include dominant, recessive, x-linked & has been reported as a new mutation. There is broad variability of expression within each subtype.The prevalence estimates range from 1/5000 to 1/100, 000 depending on type. ...Read more

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Is eds connective tissue disorder or what?

Is eds connective tissue disorder or what?

Yes: The disorder of eds is faulty or defective collagen. Therefore, it is a true connective disorder; but, it is not auto-immune nor is it inflammatory. It is a genetic abnormality. ...Read more

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I have a mild ligament laxity, could this be eds?

I have a mild ligament laxity, could this be eds?

Las Vegas Gambler?: Ligamentous laxitity can be simple hypermobility syndrome. Unless accompanied by skin laxity, is is not likely eds. ...Read more

Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Bruising (Definition)

Bruises may occur over skin that is injured. Bruising from very minor injury can be a sign ...Read more