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Why are males more likely to have fragile x syndrome?

Balance. Females have 2 X chromosomes.If they carry a normal X ( but one fragile X) the normal X contains enough encoded information to compensate for some of the bad information on the fragile X.Females often do have some related problems as carriers. Males with only one X, have no way to compensate for the bad information so they are the most affected sex. Read more...

What age does fragile x syndrome show up?

Birth. You can be suspicious at birth. Here is some information: http://www.fragilex.org/fragile-x-associated-disorders/fragile-x-syndrome/ Read more...

Do people with fragile x syndrome have normal lives?

Of course. But then again who among us can claim to have a normal life? Men and women with fragile x syndrome can be, just like the rest of us, happy or unhappy, fulfilled or frustrated, sick or well, socially busy or lonely, and all points in between. Many people with fragile x syndrome have limited capacity for advanced learning, and very few marry and/or have children. Learn more at http://www.Nfxf.Org/. Read more...

My son was recently tested for fragile x syndrome. What is accuracy?

Very high. Fragile x is a problem found on the x chromosome, so it is inherited from the mother. Something called karyotyping is often done first, where the chromosomes are looked at under a microscope to see if they look normal. This is usually followed by dna testing that is very accurate. If the dna test is positive, it's positive. Read more...

Cow can I tell if a teen has fragile x syndrome?

Variety of symptoms. Males more affected than females and more apparent physically. Long face, protruding ears. Intelligence is effected, shyness, poor eye contact, and symptoms of autism. Read more...