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Klinefelter's syndrome

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 27, 2007
  • 05:49 PM

Hello:

I am a 22 year old male, and just came across reading about this when reading the risks of breast cancer in men. I have quite larger than normal breasts for a man though I am able to hide them. However, the testes area, and the ability to produce sperm are completely fine. I was once very overweight, and have since lost 60 pounds. Can it be safe to say I don't have Klinefelter's syndrome? I repeat, I can produce a good amount of sperm.

Also, just as a follow up, does this increase my chances of getting breast cancer? If you know that area of course... The only family member I know of that has had it is my grandmother on my father's side.

It's hard for me to ask this, but I thought I might give it a try.

Thanks,
Sean

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  • Any ideas? Thanks for your help on this all.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 29, 2007
    • 00:46 AM
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  • I hate to keep being persistant on this, but does anyone have any ideas? I truley appreciate your help. Thanks again!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 30, 2007
    • 00:08 AM
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  • I understand is no one knows the information associated with this. I appreciate all of yout time though. Take care.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 31, 2007
    • 02:26 PM
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  • Has your semen been tested for sperm...In other words, you can produce semen and still not have sperm. A Klinefelter's male looks totally normal there. The breast issue is a symptom, but it could be from your previous weight issue. Have yourself tested (blood test) for Klinefelter's. Its not that terrible if you do.. My son has it and is really a normal, bright guy.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 1, 2007
    • 04:56 PM
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  • I studied Klinefelter's in school- and I imagine that if you had it, you would know it by now. Did you have a normal puberty? I guess that if you had it, your doctor would have asked you to get tested for it long ago.Men with this syndrome can't procreate, sometime their voice is not as husky and raspy as a regular men's voice. If you have doubts, just get tested.If you are concern about breast cancer, you should know that you don't have to have Klinefelter's to get breast cancer. Regular men get breast cancer too.Work on your weight- and body mass index- that is important for everyone's health.Take Care.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 1, 2007
    • 05:28 PM
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  • I'm not even sure I want to get tested. If I'm meant to have kids, I will. Besides, I have read that people with this syndrome have been able to procreate. I'm not saying I have it. I mean the only symptom I have from this is the larger than normal breast tissue. I just am sick of worrying about it, and getting tested for it will just make it worse. It's in God's hands as far as I'm concerned. I'll leave the testing to actual health related issues.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 2, 2007
    • 03:32 AM
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  • http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,21152321-1702,00.htmlI am wondering if petrochemicals and other toxins are part of your condition.Hang in there.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 2, 2007
    • 03:39 AM
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  • I don't think that more breast tissue means higher risk of cancer. I could be wrong, but I really dont think so. Cancer has to do with so many other things, like life style, genetics, environmental toxins, diet, mental well being, nutrient deficiency, and so on. I wish you health,Stacy
    HappyHealthyGirl 26 Replies
    • February 2, 2007
    • 04:01 AM
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  • Ok I found this site for you.....http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GynecomastiaHere is what is says Gynecomastia (pronounced: GUY-nuh-ko-MASS-tee-uh) is the development of abnormally large mammary glands in males resulting in breast enlargement, which can sometimes cause secretion of milk. The term comes from the Greek gyne meaning "woman" and mastos meaning "breast". The condition can occur physiologically in neonates, in adolescents, and in the elderly. In adolescent boys the condition is often a source of distress, but for the large majority of boys whose pubertal gynecomastia is not due to obesity, the breast development shrinks or disappears within a couple of years. The causes of common gynecomastia remain uncertain, although it has generally been attributed to an imbalance of sex hormones or the tissue responsiveness to them; a root cause is rarely determined for individual cases. Gynecomastia is not physically harmful, but in some cases can be an indicator of other more dangerous underlying conditions. The enlarged breast tissue is often tender or painful. Furthermore, it can frequently present social and psychological difficulties for the sufferer. Weight loss can alter the condition in cases where it is triggered by obesity, but for many it will not eliminate it as the breast tissue remains.
    HappyHealthyGirl 26 Replies
    • February 2, 2007
    • 04:10 AM
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  • I appreciate everyone's help.Hmm, about that oil and lavender that I read in the article, are there certain soaps that don't have this stuff in it? That's the only thing I think that would apply to me.Also, in regards to Klinefelter's, I mean, I used to weight 290 pounds about 5 ears or so ago, and I dropped down to 225 right now, which isn't all too bad considering I am 6 foot 4. I'm thinking that could have a lot to do with the enlarged breasts. I can live with it. But I don't want to get a blood test for something like Klinefelter's. It's not going to affect my health, and it's something that is out of my hands. I had read that other aspects of men with klinefelter's have smaller testes because of the lack of sperm they can create, a lesser amount of pubic hair, and a little lesser than normal sex drive. Not to get too graphic, but I don't have a problem at all in these areas. My past weight problem probably could be attributed to the gynematcia (spelling?), because a doctor once told me that when the breast tissue is there, it is real hard to get rid of with exercize, and though I lost weight, they can still remain there.Besides, the past months, I've been blood tested for all the STD stuff including HIV, and I'm so sick of the blood test stress, haha. Everything was fine thankfully, but I'd rather leave the blood tests to things that really need attention, which is health issues, not something like this. If I'm meant to have kids, I will. If I'm not, I won't. There's always hope, because even men with this syndrome have been recorded as having kids. It's not impossible. Haha, the way our world is going, there will be a pill for everything eventually...
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 2, 2007
    • 03:01 PM
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  • However, when the doctor first noticed the male breast problem about 5 or 6 years ago, he never mentioned the Klinefelter's Syndrome, just the fact that I has that gynemastia thing....And it is certainly possible to have enlarged breasts, but not have the syndrome. It is also possible to not even have enlarged breasts, and have the syndrome. Therefore, anyone has the possibility to have it. The main thing is, that it is out of our hands.And also, I noticed that even if you test positive for it, there are many people who have the syndrome and can reproduce. I don't remember exactly what they called it, but it's not as strong of a syndrome, but you would still test positive for the Klinesfelter's. It had something to do with the chromosomes (something I'm not going to even try to explain, haha) Sorry if that doesn't make as much sense as I intended it to.But I'm rambling all the info. I know to maybe help others who have concerns.For me, like I said before, I'll leave the blood tests to health related issues, which hopefully won't be too often anymore, haha.Thanks all!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 2, 2007
    • 07:37 PM
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  • However, when the doctor first noticed the male breast problem about 5 or 6 years ago, he never mentioned the Klinefelter's Syndrome, just the fact that I has that gynemastia thing....And it is certainly possible to have enlarged breasts, but not have the syndrome. It is also possible to not even have enlarged breasts, and have the syndrome. Therefore, anyone has the possibility to have it. The main thing is, that it is out of our hands.And also, I noticed that even if you test positive for it, there are many people who have the syndrome and can reproduce. I don't remember exactly what they called it, but it's not as strong of a syndrome, but you would still test positive for the Klinesfelter's. It had something to do with the chromosomes (something I'm not going to even try to explain, haha) Sorry if that doesn't make as much sense as I intended it to.But I'm rambling all the info. I know to maybe help others who have concerns.For me, like I said before, I'll leave the blood tests to health related issues, which hopefully won't be too often anymore, haha.Thanks all!It would be good if you try to stay away from petrochemicals and those 2 oils just in case. Shop for Castille's and Olive oils at the organic store.Also, stay away from all processed foods, milk, wheat, and sugar.Make sure you get a good vitamin/mineral supplement and you take Omega-3.I am concerned that your breast condition is a sign of cellular dysfunction. There is a very slight chance that you were meant to be that way- maybe is toxicity and deficiency what is causing the problem. I don't know if it can be reversed or how long it would take, but I think your overall health is very very important.Take Care.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 2, 2007
    • 07:43 PM
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  • I agree about health, and I just recently got a physical, and the doctor said I was healthy.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 2, 2007
    • 08:06 PM
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  • I agree about health, and I just recently got a physical, and the doctor said I was healthy.Good- but Physicals can't measure the toxins in your body. I had a physical too- and it said I was fine, but I was totally crippled!We all eat pesticides,we all have mercury in our brain, and plastic in all our cells- it is a matter of how much of it we can tolerate, before we start showing strange symptoms or conditions.When people are overweight or they have located fat- that is a sign that the body is using fat and fluids to isolate the toxins and keep them as far as possible from the vital organs. It would be nice if you visit a sauna room.btw- I meant to say that you ought to try Castille's Soap or Olive Oil Soap.Ciao!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 2, 2007
    • 08:21 PM
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  • I appreciate the info. In the past 5 years I've lost about 60 pounds, so I think I've been living a much healthier lifestyle. I recently called my doctor to talk about the isues in terms of the male breasts. He informed me, it's common to have them still there even after I lost weight, and that I shouldn't be too concerned about it, health-wise.I appreciate your help though, and wish you the best as well. Thanks again!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 2, 2007
    • 08:36 PM
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  • Eat...What is meant by cellular dysfunction? My doctor said the issue is most likely due to my severe weight problems in the past. Well, not severe, but certanily not normal, and now that I have lost 60 pounds, it's normal fot the breast tissue to stick around.If that's what you mean by cellular dsyfunction, then yeah, I would agree.Thanks again!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 5, 2007
    • 04:50 AM
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  • Look up xenoestrogens. There is way too much estrogen in the environment. Don't heat your food with plastic and don't use any pesticide in or around your house. Consider changing your laundry detergent to an all natural brand and dont use any creams or lotions with parabens. I believe I got estrogen overload from giving my dogs flea baths and using flea powder around the house and spraying outside with it! Xenoestrogens are why men get breasts and breast cancer. (Its also why 9 year old girls are in puberty).
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 5, 2007
    • 00:47 PM
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  • Look up xenoestrogens. There is way too much estrogen in the environment. Don't heat your food with plastic and don't use any pesticide in or around your house. Consider changing your laundry detergent to an all natural brand and dont use any creams or lotions with parabens. I believe I got estrogen overload from giving my dogs flea baths and using flea powder around the house and spraying outside with it! Xenoestrogens are why men get breasts and breast cancer. (Its also why 9 year old girls are in puberty).This is a huge part of what cellular dysfunction is.Cellular dysfunction is when some cells DNA break due to the presence of toxins in the body. The broken cells don't repair due to the lack of nutrients and instead, they create new cells, which are broken too! The new cells don't get to do a good job, so they do something else. I am not saying you have mutant cells right now- but this can happen to all of us. Because we all live in this polluted world full of petrochemicals and hormones.Just try to control the toxic overload around you and in you as much as you can.Don't freak out about the things out of your reach.Worry about your cosmetics, your home, your laundry detergent,your food, etc. As I said, allocated fat is a mechanism to trap toxins. Try to drink as much water as you can, use the sauna, etc- to see if you push those toxins out at last.There are many books written on the toxicity of things that we call "safe" and that we call "food". But the tv keep telling us lies, lies, lies, so don't feel bad coz you dind't know.It took me to be crippled down in bed for 2 weeks to ask myself what am I doing wrong.You are not alone. I freak out too if I see something in me that is not supposed to be there. Take Care.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 5, 2007
    • 05:30 PM
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  • Oh ok. thanks for the clarification. I thought you meant Klinefelter's was Cellular Dysfunction. I clearly misinterpreted. Thanks for the clarification, and the advice. Take care, and good luck to you!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 5, 2007
    • 05:41 PM
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  • Oh ok. thanks for the clarification. I thought you meant Klinefelter's was Cellular Dysfunction. I clearly misinterpreted. Thanks for the clarification, and the advice. Take care, and good luck to you!i think i have this, im positive i have all the symptoms!!!!
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