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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

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Do you know who has klinefelter's or kallman's?

Do you know who has klinefelter's or kallman's?

Hypogonadism is: Comon to both: kf is a problem of an extra x chromsome, xxy; kallman is a problem in the hypothalmus of not calling for lh/fsh release form the pituitary. Klinefelter occurs in boys; kallman is found in boys and girls that do not start puberty/. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of klinefelters syndrome?

What are the symptoms of klinefelters syndrome?

XXY male: The most common symptom is infertility. Because they often don't make as much of the male hormone testosterone as other boys, teenagers with klinefelter's syndrome may have less facial and body hair and may be less muscular than other boys. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of klinefelter's syndrome?

Klinefelter: Symptoms of klinefelt syndrome in men may include infertility, decreased libido, small genitalia, gynecomastia, weak bones, minimal body & facial hair as well at tall height. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of klinefelter's syndrome?

What are the symptoms of klinefelter's syndrome?

Not obvious: Many men who have klinefelter syndrome do not have obvious symptoms. Others have sparse body hair, enlarged breasts, and wide hips. In almost all men the testicles remain small. In some men the penis does not reach adult size. Their voices may not be as deep. They usually cannot father children. But they can have a normal sex life. This is from webmd if you want more info. ...Read more

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Please tell me what causes klinefelter's syndrome?

Klinefelter's: A boy is born with an extra copy of the x chromosome. This is what causes it. ...Read more

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How should I know if I have klinefelter's syndrome?

How should I know if I have klinefelter's syndrome?

Chromosomal analysis: Klinefelter's syndrome is strictly seen in males. It 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 rather than the 46 found in genetically normal humans. The only reliable method of identification is chromosomal analysis. I hope this helps and good luck. ...Read more

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Why have i got klinefelters and no one in my family has?

Sporadic event: Klinefelter syndrome is not influenced by heredity.During conception, the male or female should donate 1 of each chromosome pair to the egg. If the male donates his complete pair (xy) of the sex chromosome & it joins with mothers x, you set up a XXY fertile egg that grows up affected. In the same way, the mother could donate her xx & the dad his y to give the same outcome. ...Read more

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What is klinefelters syndrome? How is it treated nowadays?

47 XXY SYNDROME: It is a genetic disorder in which there is an extrax chromosome for a total of 47 chromosomes, and happens in 1in500to1in1000live male births it causes hypogonadism(decrease testosterone), less muscular body, less facial and body hair, broader hips and teenagers10% have gynecomastia(large breasts), weaker bones and low energy the genetic variation is not reversible.With ivf technology10%successful preg. ...Read more

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What biological sex is determined in klinefelters syndrome?

What biological sex is determined in klinefelters syndrome?

Male.: Klinefelter's syndrome is a male xx/y individual. In otherwords, an y-chromosomal male with two female chromosomes. Other than having after puberty very high estrogen levels and lower than normal testosterone, they actually have the highest incidence of connective tissue diseases in the lupus family, but the percentage still is not high! ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Klinefelter's syndrome?

What is the definition or description of: Klinefelter's syndrome?

Klinefelter Syndrome: is a genetic disorder that affects males. Klinefelter syndrome occurs when a boy is born with one or more extra X chromosomes. Most males have one Y and one X chromosome. Having extra X chromosomes can cause a male to have some physical traits unusual for males. ...Read more