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Updated 10-06-19

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Diagnosing Ehlers Danlos Syndrome

Getting diagnosed with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome usually requires a look at the patient's history, familial history, a flexibility test done on the Beighton Scale, a look at symptomology. EDS patients tend to heal poorly, leaving atrophic scars in the majority of the different types of EDS. These scars are obvious in an exam. 

 

Some of the other things that a physician will look for that can lead them to a diagnosis of EDS on top of the aforementioned criteria are:

 

~Chronic Fatigue

~Chronic Headaches and Migraines

~Chronic Pain

~Joint Subluxations and Dislocations

~Tethered Cord Syndrome

~Chiari Malformation

~Cervical Cranial Instability

~Dysautonomia

~TMJ

~Mast Cell Activation Syndrome

~Reynaud's Syndrome

~Stretchy Skin

~Muscle Pain

~Immunity to Local Anesthetics

~Gastric Issues

~Chronic Diahhrea

~Carpel Tunnel

~GERD

~Hiatal Hernia

~Bladder Issues

 

There are more symptoms that are included when a doctor is assessing a patient for EDS. 

After going over all these criteria, a physician can make a clinical diagnosis of EDS. The majority of the time, no further testing is required. However if there are certain symptoms that a patient presents such as unexplained bruising and not knowing the source of the injury, genetic testing may be done. Also if there is a family history of certain types. Also, scoliosis and severe symptoms which usually present at a young age will usually result in the need for genetic testing.

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