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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 marfan's syndrome asociated with a shortened life span?

Is marfan's syndrome asociated with a shortened life span?

Yes: Marfan's syndrome patients die from complications of aortic valve widening. If this is treated with inderal, (propranolol) progression is slower and patients live longer. In addition, if heart valve surgey is performed electivelly patients live longer. Untrated patients have a life span of 32 years. ...Read more

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Do all Down syndrome children have short stature?

Do all Down syndrome children have short stature?

Yes: Relative to the normal population. Suggest you go to CDC or magic foundation to obtain gender specific growth chart for your child. Watch his diet ! ...Read more

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Short leg syndrome | short leg proportional to other. Is it genetics?

Short leg syndrome | short leg proportional to other. Is it genetics?

Almost always not: Even if an entire leg is bigger, or half of the body or facial structures, we do not het know what courses them. Be sure to exclude unilateral congenital dislocation the hip. If the foot is bigger, there is a wonderful organization which matches mirror images of feet. If child A has a size 8 right foot and a size 7 left foot, they find child B with a size 8 left foot and a size 7 right foot. ...Read more

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What is short bowel syndrome?

What is short bowel syndrome?

Too Little Intestine: Certain medical conditions require emergency removal of a significant amount of the small intestine. We see this in infancy associated with necrotizing enterocolitis and in adults when the blood supply to the small intestine is cut-off. The small bowel is responsible for digesting nutrients within our diet; if a lot of the small intestine is missing, nutritional deficiencies occur. ...Read more

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Is XXY klinefelter's syndrome related at all to marfan's syndrome?

Is XXY klinefelter's syndrome related at all to marfan's syndrome?

No: The two syndromes have some similar features, but they are different syndromes that are unrelated. Klinefelter syndrome is caused by ahaving at least one extra x chromosome in a person who has a y chromosome (normal male=46 xy, klinefelter=47xxy). Typical marfan syndrome is caused by a mutation in fbn1, coding for fibrillin-1. ...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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Does Marfan syndrome only affect males?/does Marfan syndrome only affect females?

Affects men & women: Marfan syndrome is autosomal dominant, not sex-linked. About one in 3000-5000 people have marfan syndrome. It affects an equal number of males and females. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm having abnormally short fingers (brachydactyly) is inherited as a sex-linked recessive trait. a man with brach?

What to do if I'm having abnormally short fingers (brachydactyly) is inherited as a sex-linked recessive trait. a man with brach?

Nothing at 50: At your age there are no surgical interventions that would be successful in reconstruction. I would advise a genetic counseling appointment ,as there are many forms of brachydactyly with different degrees of genetic penetration and associated abnormalities, to better understand your situation and the potential for its impact on your relatives. ...Read more

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Is "long qt syndrome" very common among teenage athletes?

Is "long qt syndrome" very common among teenage athletes?

No: Prolonged qt syndrome is not very common just because there is no recommendation to screen general population for it. Athletes with it appear to be at high risk for death because of increased stress on the heart during sports and exercise. ...Read more

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Short qt syndrome is defined as?

Short qt syndrome is defined as?

EKG <300 ms: Is a genetic disease(autosomal dominant) of electrical system of the heart in which the qt interval on an ekg is< 300 ms and is associated with increased activity of the outward potassium currents in phase2 and 3 of the cardiac action potential. Mutations in the kcnh2, kcnj2 and kcnq1 genes cause short qt syndrome ...Read more

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What syndromes or conditions have low birth weight, short stature, small torso?

What syndromes or conditions have low birth weight, short stature, small torso?

Check OMIM.: Go to pubmed website and look this up under online mendelian inheritance in man (omim). May genetic syndromes have poor growth (russell-silver, down, triploidy, turner, etc). ...Read more

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How common is long qt syndrome and heart arrhythmia problems in a young female?

How common is long qt syndrome and heart arrhythmia problems in a young female?

Uncommon: Long qt syndrome occurs in approximately 1 in 10, 000 people. It is more common in females, by an almost 2:1 ratio. ...Read more

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If man has a congenital heart disease , is his life term short?

If man has a congenital heart disease , is his life term short?

Depends: Congenital heart disease have had significant advances in technology of diagnosis and treatment. Especially with surgical treatments. So much so that there is now a specialty in cardiology kown as "adult congenital cardiology" dedicated to the care of adults born with congenital heart disease. To answer your question it depends on the details of the disease. Some may not affect life span,some will ...Read more

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With add, how short is a short attention span?

With add, how short is a short attention span?

It wanders: Distractibility and inattention are core features of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (adhd). The distractibility can look like someone has a "short attention span, " but really is due to many things the environment grabbing the person's attention and their inability to maintain their focus on one thing. Thus their attention jumps from one thing to another often. ...Read more

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What, besides a HGH deficiency, causes short stature?

What, besides a HGH deficiency, causes short stature?

Short stature: A myriad of other things including problems with any major organ system like heart or kidney disease, genetic syndromes, gastrointestinal disorders, cystic fibrosis, rheumatologist disorders, thyroid disease, malnutrition, cushings, some medications. ...Read more

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