How can you tell if you have ehlers danlos syndrome?

Hyperextensible skin. Most people with ehlers danlos syndrome have hyperexstensible skin. Requires evaluation by knowledgeable physician - eg - rheumatologist.
Ehlers Danlos. Symptoms of ehlers danlos include: double-jointedness easily damaged, bruised, and stretchy skin easy scarring and poor wound healing flat feet increased joint mobility, joints popping, early arthritis joint dislocation joint pain premature rupture of membranes during pregnancy very soft and velvety skin vision problems.

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Can you tell me the difference between ehlers-danlos syndrome and hypermobility?

Yes. Ehlers-danlos syndrome causes hyper mobility. There are many other reasons and causes of hypermobility. Hyper mobility simply refers to an increased amount of motion in a joint from any cause. Read more...

Can you have ehlers-danlos syndrome without a parent having it diagnosed?

Yes. Ehlers-danlos syndrome (eds) is a group of inheritable disorders. Some types have autosomal dominant inheritance (everyone with one gene gets the condition) and other types have autosomal recessive inheritance. If both parents have a single recessive gene for the same variety of eds, neither parent will have the condition but their kids have a 25% risk of having eds and 50% risk of being a carrier. Read more...

What to do if I have ehlers danlos syndrome! Please help!?

See geneticist.. If you haven't already seen a genetics doctor, you should to make sure you have been diagnosed correctly. If you do have ehlers-danlos syndrome, you should be checked out by an ophthalmologist (for possible displaced lenses), cardiologist (possible heart problems), and physical therapist (for strengthening muscles without injury). Preventative regular visits for these problems are recommended. Read more...