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What Are Some Of The Gastrointestinal Issues That Eds Patients May Deal With
No simple test: Eds in one form (vascular eds) can cause weakness of the blood vessels. If the vessel ruptures seriousl consequences can occur. Eds causes a weakness or loss of elasticity which can lead to stretching, ballooning out and eventual rupture. Probably easiest way to diagnose is with ultrasound or ct with contrast. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nitrates/tylenol: Eds pts should avoid nitrates when using eds drugs such as viagra. Children are usually given tylenol (acetaminophen) based on safety over many years. However all forms of analgesics can be use in children depending on the circumstance. All doses will need adjustment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the mechanism by which local anesthesia is transient or ineffective in eds/hypermobility patients? Where can I get more information?
Not true: There is no any issues with response to local anesthesia is association with eds. ...Read more
What is the best way to find a good pain management physician? I am not looking to just take meds. want holistic care. complicated patient EDS & CMT
What impact does ehlers danlos type 3 have on lumbar fusion surgeries, and is ther a type of fusion that would be better for an eds patient?
EDS has surgery risk: Ehlers danlos syndrome (eds) is a connective tissue disorder that has many subtypes. In type 3 eds, joint overextensibility can cause serious orthopedic issues.In eds of any type, anesthetic & surgical complications, while rare, are more common than in someone without eds, including blood vessel rupture, hemorrhage, and airway and neck damage.Type of lumbar fusion doesn't seem to affect these issues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How common is bilateral hip dysplasia in EDS patients. Both hips dislocate when ever I relax my gluteus muscles. I am in severe pain. ?
Not that uncommon: EDS I autosomal dom includes marked skin involvement (hyperextensibility,generalized joint hypermobility and complications (dislocations, subluxations, pes planus), muscular hypotonia, and delayed motor development. arthrochalasic type 7 autos dom characterized by severe generalized joint hypermobility with recurrent subluxations and congenital hip dislocation. Short stature due to kyphoscoliosis ...Read more