Klinefelter's Syndrome

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Klinefelter's Syndrome - Causes

Klinefelterís Syndrome occurs as the result of an error during the formation of an egg or a sperm that results in a person having a XXY combination or 47 chromosomes instead of the normal 46.


A normal person has a total of 46 chromosomes in each cell. Two of these chromosomes are called X and Y and these are responsible for the sex of a person. Females have two X chromosomes Ė 46, XX, and males have one X and one Y chromosome Ė46, XY.

Klinefelterís Syndrome is caused by the presence of an additional X chromosome. This error usually occurs when the chromosomes are distributed during the division of the egg or the sperm. In more than half of the cases, the extra X chromosome is contributed by the father. Very little is known about the role of the motherís age in bringing about this condition.

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metro123 Saturday, January 24, 2015

The enlarged breast in men is called gynocomasta. The doctors are not very shure why it happens, but imbalance in the testosterone level can be one reason others can be drug abuse etc. The only solution is Surgery. General surgeon can perform the surgery under local anesthesia[ means injecting the chest are with a numming agent] and you will be released out in the same day. Liposuction is another good solution where the surgeon will pull out the fats form the breast using a surgical needle with a pipe attached to a pump and you will be released in a few hours after dressing. You have to be lying flat on the bed for one week wearing a belt and then after opening the stitches you will be asked to not pull weight for a month or so after that you will leave a normal life. But before surgery get in touch with doctors of the ENDOCRINOLOGY department will ask you to preform some blood tests and some scans to identify the cause of your problem- I AM A FORMER GYNACOMASTIYA PATIENT

Dgrizzle Wednesday, March 13, 2013

I have Mosaic KS. My 1 year old daughter is genetically mine and was conceived naturally. Miracles do happen guys, keep faith.

1989zz Saturday, September 7, 2013

10n God that is hope. but where u taking testosterone before u had ur daughter

Graham.W Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Sorry, but this is a question rather than a comment. Can a person have their genetic profile tested to see if they may produce a child with klienfelters syndrome?

Carl42withKS Saturday, February 23, 2013

Hello have you been told you have KS [Klinefelters symdrome]and are you on the hormone injections yet , once you start the course of injections, which i have every 3 months for life , this means you wont be able to have children , due to the treatment kills the sperm , im 42 now and cant have children . but miricals do happen so my doctor tells me . hope this is of some interest Carl

LastToKnow Tuesday, June 26, 2012

I have only recently learned of KS. I have a 17 y/o son who exhibits many of the physical characteristics. Please help me if you know of a specialist in the Houston area who can assist.

djay Wednesday, May 30, 2012

hy im digvijay singh from Rajasthan, INDIA. im 22 ye old ,i have just recently noticed that i m having some kind of breast development and my body is shaping into likely to girls ,im a student of b.tech, i want to make my life but this is giving me trouble,, what should i do and where should i go .. to avoid these symptoms.

sagar4006 Monday, June 25, 2012

dude did u get solution for this? i'm also suffering from the same plz help me too

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