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What are some of the ob/gyn issues in ehlers-danlos syndrome?

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Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Tissue stretching

In ehlers-danlos there is more flexibility in the tissue.
The skin will stretch, the other tissues about the uterus will stretch including the birth canal. Remember the tissues are more elastic during the pregnancy otherwise. Your obstetrician will be prepared for any issues you might have and sometimes high risk OB will also be involved.

In brief: Tissue stretching

In ehlers-danlos there is more flexibility in the tissue.
The skin will stretch, the other tissues about the uterus will stretch including the birth canal. Remember the tissues are more elastic during the pregnancy otherwise. Your obstetrician will be prepared for any issues you might have and sometimes high risk OB will also be involved.
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
There is increased risk of premature delivery because of premature rupture of membranes in some of the types.
Dr. Anthony Gingo
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Ehlers-danlos

Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is associated with miscarriage and bleeding.
Other risks are dependent on the type of EDS. Because of the pregnancy-associated risks, and the potential for transmission, genetic counseling for an affected adult female is imperative. If you are planning pregnancy see a Gyn and get genetic counseling. If you are pregnant a high level US and high risk OB consult would be needed

In brief: Ehlers-danlos

Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is associated with miscarriage and bleeding.
Other risks are dependent on the type of EDS. Because of the pregnancy-associated risks, and the potential for transmission, genetic counseling for an affected adult female is imperative. If you are planning pregnancy see a Gyn and get genetic counseling. If you are pregnant a high level US and high risk OB consult would be needed
Dr. Anthony Gingo
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Dr. Bradley Younggren
Emergency Medicine

In brief: Uterus

The potentially most devastating concern related to OB issues, is an actual rupture of the uterus during pregnancy due to its weakened structural state.

In brief: Uterus

The potentially most devastating concern related to OB issues, is an actual rupture of the uterus during pregnancy due to its weakened structural state.
Dr. Bradley Younggren
Dr. Bradley Younggren
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