With the hypermobility type of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (hEDS), skin does not have to be stretchy. If you were to pull on my skin, for instance, it would snap back like normal skin. My skin does have some EDS qualities. It is velvety smooth and feels doughy.
While not everyone with hEDS has stretchy skin, hEDS patients do have spontaneous joint subluxations and dis
locations. Though I have had hEDS my whole life, I did not realize I was having joint dis
locations when I was a kid because they weren't painful. It wasn't until a few months after graduating from college that I had my first painful dis
locations in hEDS are caused by overly stretchy ligaments. Stretchy ligaments also cause people with hEDS to be hypermobile, hence the hypermobile part of hEDS.
I thought I'd include a diagnostic check list for hEDS, in case you are curious about
it. If you have any questions, let me know.