Does anybody have a female child with fragile x syndrome?

Variable symptoms. The fragile x is usually passed through apparently asymptomatic carrier mothers who have a normally functioning x to cancel out the information of the altered x. Detailed evaluation of some of these females has shown subtle deficiencies in some learning parameters, giving us an understanding that girls may show partial expression of the abnormality, but never to the degree of the male.
Yes, it's possible. Fragile x syndrome occurs in about 1 in 2500-4000 males and 1 in 7000-8000 females, and has been seen in all racial and ethnic groups. As many as 1 in 130-250 women and 1 in 250-800 men are carriers, but only 1/3 of female carriers have decreased intelligence; females with fragile x syndrome are less likely than males to have impairment or physical abnormalities.

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My daughter is pregnant and the father has "fragile x syndrome" so what are risks for baby?

Fragile X Sundrome. The genetics of fragile x syndrome are little complicated.It x linked dominant condition with variable expression.It does not followusual pattern for xlinked condition it depends whether the father is a carrier or he has full mutation.He may pass the carrier gene to the daughters and they will be normal but carrier of the gene.The males can not pass the full syndrome. Read more...
Depends. He can only pass the fragile x to a daughter, 100% of which would be carriers and might have minor learning problems.They could then pass the fragile x to their male offspring. If the baby is male he would be unaffected since they got the Y from dad. Read more...

How do you treat fragile x syndrome in a child?

Nutritional therapy. Fragile x is a cause of autism. It has been known for years that experimental work in the laboratory showed that it is caused by lack of folate (folic acid) in test tube analysis. We know that autism is associated with damaged folate (folic acid) metabolism. Find a phyhsician who is affilated with the group known as "deteat autism now! the headquarters is in san diego. Read more...
Support. The fragile x disorder defines a group of kids that will have significant problems development & learning over their lifetime. There is no specific med or treatment to reverse the process. Management is focused primarily on improving self help skills, social awareness and interaction & working with the school systems to assist learning to whatever level is possible. Read more...
Careful behavior mgt. Careful and supportive behavioral management. there is some data suggesting treatment with folic acid may help avoid the behavioral manifestations that may develop. Read more...

If my grandmother and my mom are carriers for fragile x syndrome and both have had a child that had it could I be at risk of being a carrier.?

Yes. You get one normal x chromosome from your unaffected dad & one ?X from your carrier mom. Your mom has a 50% risk of passing the carrier state to you. You can have your chromosomes studied to see if you are a carrier.Consultation with a geneticist may be a option if you have other questions. Your pcp may be able to order a fragile x study for you but it is usually sent out to a specialty lab. 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...