Can ehlers-danlos syndrome get worse?

Yes it can. Because of the tendom laxicity, joints may not be as stable as normal joints. That can lead to increased risk of osteoarthritis particularly in larger joints such as the shoulder, hips, and knees. There may also be complications of chronic joint dislocation and chronic pain. The disease itself should not lead to any specific inflammatory diseases such as lupus or ra.

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Should I get tested for ehlers danlos syndrome if I have a majority of the symptoms and are in my early 20?

Depends. Specific tests for Ehler-Danlos are expensive and not readily available and there are more than one type. Management depends more on clinical findings than tests. Usually other family members are involved. That said, if there is a medical school or foundation near you that is involved in testing for studies, etc. ,go ahead. Read more...

Should I get checked for ehlers-danlos syndrome if my elbows can bend back really far?

Not if no other sign. Some persons have hyperextensible elbows (going to more than 180 degrees) with no other hyperextensible joints and no other signs of ehlers-danlos syndrome (eds). Of the many types of eds some are clinically benign. If your elbows are not problematic, there is no need to check. Read more...
Your are hypermobile. If you are flexible you may have ehlers-danlos type iii which is benign hypermobility. It is benign because this type does not cause internal medical problems. The are 6 major types and 5 minor types and there are genetic connections. The need for evalaution is to be certain you don't have that the more severe types. I doubt you do - so then your best therapy is exercise muscles. Read more...

In ehlers danlos syndrome people get autonomic dysfunction. People say due to stretchy veins. Can these get stretchy over time? Never had issue before

Complicated. Ed is not predominately an autonomic dysfunction, but actually a defect in the tissues making up such parts as blood vessels. I would not anticipate this increasing over time, so other explanations should be sought. Read more...
Not true. That is all untrue. Autonomic dysfunction is not more common and has nothing to do with veins. There can be internal organ issues but that is a connective tissue issue. Read more...

I have Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and take chronic pain med's how do I get my doc to prescribe a med for the intense daily pain EG morphine? Thank you! :)

Chronic Pain. The treatment of chronic pain is complex and the best methods depend on the exact reason for your pain. Most of the time opioids such as morphine are NOT a good solution for chronic pain. Most patients build tolerance and can even become addicted. Speak with your doc who knows you best! Many times physical therapy and stretching help the most. Read more...

Daughter may have ehlers-danlos syndrome and hey hypermobile joints seem to b getting worse. Could the possible diagnosis b wrong or is it normal for eds?

Can be normal. Ehlers-danlos syndrome is a connective tissue disorder that can manifest with hypermobile and lax joints. Genetic testing may help make the diagnosis. Read more...
Keep active but safe. Hypermobility is usually best treated with an appropriately designed physical therapy program followed by dedication to low-impact aerobic activity. Hypermobility typically improves with age but depending on the patient can also present with a range of symptoms over time. Evaluation by a Rheumatologist can help although genetic testing is somewhat limited. Read more...

What is ehlers-danlos syndrome?

Extreme joint laxity. Ehlers-danlos syndrome is a group of inherited disorders marked by extremely loose joints, hyperelastic skin that bruises easily, and easily damaged blood vessels. Read more...