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What type of genetic disorder is klinefelter syndrome classified as?

What type of genetic disorder is klinefelter syndrome classified as?

Chromosomal disorder: Klinefelter syndrome is also known as XXY condition. Men with this condtion have an extra x chromosome in most of their cells. Not all men with the condition have all of the symptoms described by klinefelter and many are not even aware that they have the condition. 1 in 500 men are xxy. During puberty, most males with the condition are taller with less muscular bodies and less facial hair. ...Read more

Genetic (Definition)

From a medical standpoint, "genetic" refers to the potential heritability of various medical conditions. While some conditions are inevitable (at some point in one's life) as a consequence of simple genetic heritability (eg huntington's disease), a large number of medical conditions (including all behaviorial health disorders) are the expressed final pathway of a ...Read more


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What is the basic cause of klinefelter syndrome?

What is the basic cause of klinefelter syndrome?

Extra X chromosome: The phenotypic male, with a y chromosome, has more than on x chromosome, associated with poor testicular development, infertility and obesity. ...Read more

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Is it possible klinefelter syndrome through genes?

Is it possible klinefelter syndrome through genes?

Yes: Klinefelter syndrome is the presence of an extra x chromosome in a male (xxy instead of xy). ...Read more

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What genotype is responsible for klinefelter syndrome?

What genotype is responsible for klinefelter syndrome?

XXY: IT IS THE EXTRA X chromosome in cells that lead the clinical characteristics of KS ...Read more

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If a man has big hips mean that he has klinefelter syndrome (xxy) ?

If a man has big hips mean that he has klinefelter syndrome (xxy) ?

No: Body build depends on a great many factors. If XXY tends to produce taller stature and wider hips, that proves nothing about any individual. I don't think anyone will ask Mr. Jackman (photo) whether he has Klinefelter's. ...Read more

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Treating klinefelter syndrome at age 19. What is the best treatment?

See below: The syndrome is genetic and the only major treatment is testosterone replacement for hypogonadism. Otherwise, there is not a lot of other treatments. See the american association for klinefelter syndrome information and support - www.Aaksis.Org. ...Read more

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I think I have klinefelter syndrome. Help?

See your doctor : Please discuss with your doctor. A karyotype blood test should answer that question. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about klinefelter syndrome?

Extra chromosome: Klinefelter syndrome occurs when a male is born with an extra sex chromosome.Their pattern is XXY instead of the normal xy. The defect results in decline in testosterone production with age and a loss of fertility in adulthood. ...Read more

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Why can't a woman get klinefelter syndrome?

Why  can't a woman get klinefelter syndrome?

Males only: It is XXY chromosomes....A male with anextra x. Since a woman never has a y chromosome she cannot have an XXY syndrome. ...Read more

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Dr. Ilene Fennoy
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Klinefelter's Syndrome (Definition)

Klinefelter's syndrome is a genetic condition in which males have an extra X chromosome. Individuals with Klinefelter's may be infertile, lack secondary sex characteristics, ...Read more