Males with XXY syndrome are born with cells that have an extra X chromosome, or XXY. This can cause delayed development and puberty, a smaller penis and testicles, infertility, and other symptoms. The condition that causes XXY syndrome is present at birth and can’t be changed.
What happens if you have an XXY chromosome?
As XXY males enter puberty, they often don’t make as much testosterone as other boys. This can lead to a taller, less muscular body, less facial and body hair, and broader hips than other boys. As teens, XXY males may have larger breasts, weaker bones, and a lower energy level than other boys.
What happens if a child has XXY chromosomes?
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.
What gender would XXY be?
There are 2 types of chromosome, called the sex chromosomes, that determine the genetic sex of a baby. These are named either X or Y. Usually, a female baby has 2 X chromosomes (XX) and a male has 1 X and 1 Y (XY). But in Klinefelter syndrome, a boy is born with an extra copy of the X chromosome (XXY).
Can people with XXY have kids?
It is possible that an XXY male could get a woman pregnant naturally. Although sperm are found in more than 50% of men with KS3, low sperm production could make conception very difficult.
Can you be a girl with a XY chromosome?
The X and Y chromosomes are called “sex chromosomes” because they contribute to how a person’s sex develops. Most males have XY chromosomes and most women have XX chromosomes. But there are girls and women who have XY chromosomes. This can happen, for example, when a girl has androgen insensitivity syndrome.
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 is the difference between XXY and XYY?
Despite having fewer learning and language problems than the 47,XXY group, males with 47,XYY have been reported to be more disruptive and impulsive, which greatly interferes with their learning skills. Males with 47,XXY are typically shy and withdrawn compared to 47,XYY.
Can Klinefelter syndrome produce sperm?
Most men with Klinefelter syndrome produce little or no sperm, but assisted reproductive procedures may make it possible for some men with Klinefelter syndrome to father children.
Who is most likely to get Klinefelter syndrome?
Klinefelter syndrome results when a boy is born with at least 1 extra X chromosome. This is written as XXY. Klinefelter syndrome occurs in about 1 out of 500 to 1,000 baby boys. Women who get pregnant after age 35 are slightly more likely to have a boy with this syndrome than younger women.
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.