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If I'm a fat gay man with breasts that are larger than other men my same weight, should I get tested for Klinefelter's Syndrome?

If I'm a fat gay man with breasts that are larger than other men my same weight, should I get tested for Klinefelter's Syndrome?

One could: but it would mean it is hard to get into good shape; not tht it is impossible. it would not mean that exercise would be worthless--likely has same benefits. Doesn't mean you can't lose someweight..just would be more difficult. ...Read more

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Docs, could a man with klinefelters syndrome still reproduce?

Docs, could a man with klinefelters syndrome still reproduce?

Sadly, no.: See http://www.klinefeltersyndrome.org for information on associated medical & developmental problems. KS is usually caused by an extra X Chromosome in each cell of the body (47,XXY), although variants exist. Extra copies of genes on the X Chromosome interfere with male sexual development, prevent the testes from functioning normally, reduce testosterone levels & cause infertility. ...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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Can a man with klinefelters syndrome take anabolic steroids?

Can a man with klinefelters syndrome take anabolic steroids?

Testosterone needed: Men with kleinfelters usually have small testes that do not make enough testosterone. Therefore, testosterone replacement is often needed. However, once the t replacement gets your t to a normal level, more is not better. How do you judge a normal level of t replacement? It is not as straightforward as with thyroid. You need to judge bone health, male characteristics, and side effects. ...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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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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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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