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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
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
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
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
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
Klinefelter's: A boy is born with an extra copy of the x chromosome. This is what causes it. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Klinefelter syndrome: This disorder affects all races and ethnicies equally. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
Possibly: Requires help from a suitable fertility clinic. Men with klinfelter's and a normal serum testosterone (st) have a high rate of successful sperm extraction by testicular microdissection. Some men with lower st may respond to HCG stimulation to elevate st and have reasonable sperm retrieval. Then successful invitro fertilization or intracytoplasmic sperm injection techniques are required for success. ...Read more
Error in formation: Humans have 23 pairs of chromosomes. During the formation of the egg, each pair splits and one of each travels to the egg. At conception, the sperm brings 22 + an X or Y & the new embryo now has 23 pairs (two of each). In Kleinfelter, the egg retains 2 X chromosomes instead of 1 & the sperm brings a Y.The fetus then has 23 pairs + the extra X. This is an error in formation, not an inherited trait ...Read more
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
True klinefelter's patients are usually infertile, but some have a reduced to severely reduced fertility. In those individuals, advanced reproductive assistance may help.
Some "klinefelter" patients are diagnosed solely on appearance, when in fact, they are not true klinefelter's. Their fertility may not be affected. If there is any doubt, check it out. ...Read more
Manageable: Once diagnosed, Klinefelter's is managed according to what the man wants. If the man wants to be a father, today's technologies are sometimes successful. Gynecomastia is easy to treat surgically. Some androgen supplementation is good for the bones, and if the man lacks but wants the full range of male experience and discomfort, full testosterone replacement will provide it. ...Read more
Start with this link:
Http://www. Medicinenet. Com/klinefelter_syndrome/article. Htm
Blood test: Most localities have access to chromosomal analysis. Usually, labs send these blood tests out to a reference lab to be analyzed. So the blood can be drawn just about anywhere. ...Read more
What to do if I have klinefelter's syndrome. I'm kind of small though due toas transgender even though she too has klinefelter's syndrome?
Please clarify.: Not sure what you are asking. Please clarify the question and re-ask. Thanks. ...Read more
What to do if I have klinefelter's syndrome. I'm kind of small though due to geneticscossey as transgender even though she too has klinefelter's syndrome?
More Information: There are several good web references. I'm not sure about your question. Take a look at http://www. Klinefeltersyndrome. Org ...Read more
Not possible: Klinefelter's is a chromosomal condition in which an extra x is found in the chromosomes of the person who has it. It generally cause some degree of infertility, and changes in the bodily structure. The lifespan and mental function are usually normal. There is no treatment. Variants include xxy, xxxy, xxxxy. All having an excess of x chromosomes. ...Read more