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Are XXY males infertile?
Between 95% and 99% of XXY men are infertile because they do not produce enough sperm to fertilize an egg naturally. But, sperm are found in more than 50% of men with KS.
What are the chances of having a child with Klinefelter syndrome?
It is estimated that 1 in every 500 to 1,000 newborn males has an extra X chromosome, making Klinefelter syndrome one of the most common chromosomal disorders seen among newborns. Variants of Klinefelter syndrome (such as 48,XXXY, 49,XXXXY) are much rarer, occurring in 1 in 50,000 to 1 in 85,000 or fewer newborns.
What happens if a baby is XXY?
Children with XXY syndrome may require academic, social, and emotional support. Adolescents may enter puberty at the normal time, but then have decreased facial and body hair, decreased muscle development, smaller testicles, and swelling of the breasts (gynecomastia). Depression and anxiety may occur at this age.
Can you be born with XXY chromosomes?
Klinefelter syndrome is a genetic condition in which a boy is born with an extra X chromosome. Instead of the typical XY chromosomes in men, they have XXY, so this condition is sometimes called XXY syndrome.
Is Klinefelter syndrome a disability?
If you or your dependent(s) are diagnosed with Klinefelter Syndrome and experience any of these symptoms, you may be eligible for disability benefits from the U.S. Social Security Administration.
How bad is Klinefelter syndrome?
Klinefelter syndrome may increase the risk of: Anxiety and depression. Social, emotional and behavioral problems, such as low self-esteem, emotional immaturity and impulsiveness. Infertility and problems with sexual function.
What is the life expectancy of someone with Klinefelter syndrome?
According to research, Klinefelter syndrome can shorten your life expectancy up to two years. However, you can still live a long, full life with this condition.
Are Klinefelter male or female?
Boys and men with Klinefelter syndrome are still genetically male, and often will not realise they have this extra chromosome, but occasionally it can cause problems that may require treatment. Klinefelter syndrome affects around 1 in every 660 males.
What age is Klinefelter syndrome diagnosed?
Klinefelter syndrome usually is not diagnosed until the time of puberty. At this point, the boy’s testicles fail to grow, and you may start to notice other symptoms.
What is the most common treatment for Klinefelter syndrome?
Typically, a male has one X and one Y chromosome. People with Klinefelter syndrome can experience breast growth, breast cancer, osteoporosis, infertility and learning difficulties. Treatment typically involves physical and emotional therapy, as well as hormone replacement.
What is an XY woman?
Medical genetics. XY gonadal dysgenesis, also known as Swyer syndrome, is a type of hypogonadism in a person whose karyotype is 46,XY. They typically have normal female external genitalia, and have a female gender identity.
How common are XY females?
Swyer syndrome affects girls who have an XY chromosomal makeup, no ovaries, but functional female organs including the uterus, fallopian tubes and vagina. The exact incidence is unknown. One estimate placed the incidence at 1 in 80,000 births.