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I am a 17 year old female who is 6 feet 2 inches. I have very long fingers and toes an long, thin arms.Do I have Marfan syndrome? I am worried!

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Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatrics - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: See cardiologis

Certain clinical features r required for the diag.
Of marfan syndrome. Being thin, tall with long fingers, toes and extremities is not enough for the diagnosis but may be an indication for referral to a pediatric cardiologist, pediatric ophthalmologist and geneticist for a much broader evaluation to rule out other abnormalities in the heart, eye and skeletal system and skin consistent w marfan.

In brief: See cardiologis

Certain clinical features r required for the diag.
Of marfan syndrome. Being thin, tall with long fingers, toes and extremities is not enough for the diagnosis but may be an indication for referral to a pediatric cardiologist, pediatric ophthalmologist and geneticist for a much broader evaluation to rule out other abnormalities in the heart, eye and skeletal system and skin consistent w marfan.
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
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Dr. Linda DiMeglio
A geneticist may also be helpful for a diagnosis.
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Probably not

Many people have long fingers, toes and arms but don't have marfan's syndrome.
I trip to your primary care physician is in order to address your concerns and screen you for marfan's.

In brief: Probably not

Many people have long fingers, toes and arms but don't have marfan's syndrome.
I trip to your primary care physician is in order to address your concerns and screen you for marfan's.
Dr. Marybeth Crane
Dr. Marybeth Crane
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Don't worry, see

Your doctor. Since you have physical therapy for some reason, tell your doctor your medical & family history & have a physical exam. If your doctor thinks it's possible, (s)he'll refer you to a cardiologist to know if you need any medications & to a geneticist.
It's difficult & expensive to test for all types of marfan's & other connective tissue disorders because there are so many of them.

In brief: Don't worry, see

Your doctor. Since you have physical therapy for some reason, tell your doctor your medical & family history & have a physical exam. If your doctor thinks it's possible, (s)he'll refer you to a cardiologist to know if you need any medications & to a geneticist.
It's difficult & expensive to test for all types of marfan's & other connective tissue disorders because there are so many of them.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics

In brief: See below

Do you have other physical characteristics such as scoliosis, chest deformity, lens dislocation, hyperflexible joint, etc.
If you do so, check with your doctor.

In brief: See below

Do you have other physical characteristics such as scoliosis, chest deformity, lens dislocation, hyperflexible joint, etc.
If you do so, check with your doctor.
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park
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