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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

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


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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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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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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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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