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2 Potential Delayed Ability to Walk Causes

Disclaimer: The article does not replace an evaluation by a physician. Information on this page is provided as an information resource only, and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes.

  1. 1.Ehlers - Danlos Syndrome

    Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) is a rare inherited disorders that weakens connective tissues that support skin, bones, blood vessels, and other organs. This condition can result in the ability to overextend and easily dislocate joints, and in chronic pain in some people.

    EDS is a chronic, not life-threatening condition.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    unexplained bruising, slow wound healing, delayed ability to walk
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  2. 2.Cri - Du - Chat Syndrome

    Cri du chat syndrome is a group of symptoms that result from missing a piece of chromosome number 5. The syndrome’s name is based on the infant’s cry, which is high-pitched and sounds like a cat.

    Life long

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    increased inconsolable crying, developmental delay, low muscle tone, delayed ability to walk, self-injury
    Symptoms that always occur with cri-du-chat syndrome:
    mental disability, developmental delay
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Delayed Ability to Walk

  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Q.What is your body mass?
  • Q.Do you currently smoke?
  • Q.Does your back pain radiate anywhere?

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Delayed Ability to Walk Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced delayed ability to walk have also experienced:

    • 10% Lower Back Pain
    • 5% Muscle Aches
    • 2% Upper Leg Pain
  • People who have experienced delayed ability to walk were most often matched with:

    • 13% Ehlers - Danlos Syndrome
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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