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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

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Is klinefelter's syndrome a disease more common among certain ethnicities?

Is klinefelter's syndrome a disease more common among certain ethnicities?

Klinefelter syndrome: This disorder affects all races and ethnicies equally. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Is 46xxy klinefelter's syndrome?

Is 46xxy klinefelter's syndrome?

Yes: Presence of more than one x chromosome with one y chromosome is klinefelter syndrome. ...Read more

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What is klinefelters syndrome like?

Males with 47 XXY: Klinefelter's syndrome is a genetic disorder in which there is at least one extra x chromosome to a normal human male karyotype, for a total of 47 chromosomes. The principal effects are hypogonadism and reduced fertility. By adulthood, XXY males look similar to males without the condition, although they are often taller. Gynecomastia (enlarged breats) is present in about a third of individuals. ...Read more

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What sex is someone with klinefelters?

What sex is someone with klinefelters?

Genetic male: A person with kleinfelter's syndrome has three sex chromosomes, XXY instead of the typical two, xy. The presence of the y chromosome makes them a genetic male. ...Read more

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Is it possible that I have klinefelter's?

Check this article.: This is an excellent article: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/klinefelter-syndrome/ds01057. If you have many of the features described, discuss further with your physician. ...Read more

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How to know if I have klinefelters syndrome?

How to know if I have klinefelters syndrome?

See your PCP: Your pcp can order the specific genetic blood test that can confirm or exclude the issue. If you are not and are concerned about specific issues, your pcp will know what local sources are available to sort them out. ...Read more

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Can a guy with klinefelter's still have kids?

Can a guy with klinefelter's still have kids?

Usually no, but....: In selected cases a functional sperm can be extracted from the testis and injected into an ovum in a process called icsi. ...Read more

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What are the tests for klinefelter's syndrome?

What are the tests for klinefelter's syndrome?

Chromosome analysis: A basic chromosome test on blood is the most definitive study. Humans have 23 pairs of chromosomes, one derived from each parent. Klinefelter patients have an extra female X chromosome giving them 47 chromosomes in every cell instead of 46. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have klinefelter's syndrome.?

How to tell if I have klinefelter's syndrome.?

Genetic testing: Suspect it if you're an older teen or young adult and you're not having the same very powerful erections / ejaculations as most of your friends, or if you have a fair amount of tissue under your nipples, or have found you are not able to make sperms because of infertility. Klinefelter men tend to be tall and gentle but the only way to be sure is to get labs. And it may not be worthwhile -- no Rx. ...Read more