A 35-year-old member asked:
how can i tell if i have delayed puberty or klinefelter syndrome?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Karyotype: A simple chromosomal test called a karyotype can rule out klienfelter syndrom.
A Verified Doctor answered
Genetics: Klinefelter's syndrome is a genetic disorder unique to males. Those with it have at least 1 extra x chromosome. Boys are usually tall and may have learning problems, sometimes behavior problems. Puberty often starts normally but testicular failure often necessitates a need for testosterone supplementation. If you're concerned about puberty please discuss with your doctor.
Last updated Aug 8, 2012
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