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I have fragile x syndrome, and I would like to know more

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I have fragile x syndrome, and I would like to know more about it. I was born with fragile x syndrome, and my doctor had told me that it was my x chromosome was longer than the others. I would like to know more about what it is, how it will effect my life, kids, etc.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

thanks for this question

Do any of your relatives have it?

have you had any effects so far?

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

I noticed you hadn't replied so I can give an answer

boys are usually more affected than females. This is due to girls having two X chromosomes and boys just one

Physically, fragile X people are usually tall with elongated faces and big ears. They also have low muscle tone

Mentally, they are prone to autism, mental retardation, hyperactivity and aggression

They are also more likely to have seizures

You seem quite intelligent though so perhaps you are just a carrier

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

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