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Long, skinny arms and pectus excavatum - have I got Marfans Syndrome?

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Dr. Sean Kearney
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In brief: Could be Marfans

The 2 characteristics you mention are common in Marfan's, but not necessarily diagnostic.
If you are concerned, see your primary care provider and seek referral to a genetics specialist for formal testing.

In brief: Could be Marfans

The 2 characteristics you mention are common in Marfan's, but not necessarily diagnostic.
If you are concerned, see your primary care provider and seek referral to a genetics specialist for formal testing.
Dr. Sean Kearney
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Dr. Susan Rhoads
If you find you have Marfan's Syndrome, you're in good company. Some think Abraham Lincoln had it. It's genetic, so if nobody else has it, the diagnosis is less likely. Also, it tends to cluster in certain regions more than others (again, because genetic and families often stay in close contact throughout their lives.) Check incidence of Marfan's in your area.
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