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Do I Have Klinefelter's Syndrome and Will Testosterone Help?

Dr.
 
I was doing research on this syndrome last night and believe I may have Klinefelter's Syndrome. I do have wide hips similar to a female with a female pubic pattern. I do have facial hair, but it is very light and sparse. My chest is large, but I am over weight. I do have major muscle mass in the upper torso from weight lifting. I have always felt that my body is disproportionate. I do have concentration issues and have been diagnosed with ADD. I have always had trouble with stamina during exercise, not weight lifting, but running.
 
There are other issues that I will not get into now, but I was wondering if testosterone treatment with help with my stamina, concentration, and overall well being? Surgery may be an option in the future if my finances improve.
 
Several of the medical journals I have read stated that males with Klinefelter's Syndrome have mental retardation issues and sterility problems. Is this the case you have seen in all
your patients?
 
Stats: height 6' 1"
age 27


Thankyou for your time and expertise.
 
Sincerely

J

Dr. Bermant responds:

All men who may have issues consistent with Klinefelters Syndrome XXY need a competent endocrinologist examination and evaluation. One common component is small firm testicle size. The endocrinologist will get your chromosomes checked, check your testosterone level, check other hormone levels, and then discuss how Testosterone therapy may be appropriate.

Testosterone can make a major difference in the life of a Klinefelter patient, listen to the videos and movies on this page.

You can also discuss issues with other Klinefelter patients:

Once the other aspects have been stabilized, gynecomastia male chest issues can be approached if you have a concern about their shape. Getting your weight down to reasonable levels can also be an important factor for your health.

Please keep us informed about your progress.

Gynecomastia and Klinefelter's Syndrome

Dr. Bermant,

My husband is 33 years old and was diagnosed with Klinefelter's syndrome just over a year ago. He has gynecomastia which makes him feel self conscious about his body. He is interested in male breast surgery yet we are not sure if our insurance covers such as procedure. We have great insurance through my husbands employer, the New Jersey Turnpike. Our policy is through Horizon Blue Cross/Blue Shield of New Jersey, the PPO Direct Access plan. Please let us know if you can help us with the surgery. If you can not help us, please let us know if their is anyone in the New Jersey area that you would recommend.

N

Dr. Bermant responds:

We see many patients from New Jersey and are glad to help you and your husband explore your options during a consultation or preliminary remote discussion. Jane is my office manager and is better able to answer questions about insurance. She can normally be reached at our office by phone Monday - Friday 9-5 Eastern Time at (804) 748-773

Klinefelter's Syndrome Cure?

hi there, im a 22 year old male from PAKISTAN, n im suffering from kleinifelter syndrome with almost all of its symptoms, is there any permanent cure for it.

plz reply me ASAP

Dr. Bermant responds:

You are asking a very complex question. Klinefelter's Syndrome is a chromosome problem XXY. That cannot be changed. An endocrinologist can help with many hormonal aspects of this condition. That is the best place to start for general help. There are other medical specialties that may be of help for other problem like speech development, learning disabilities, and social interaction. We are glad to help you explore what plastic surgery can offer for gynecomastia that often is part of Klinefelter's Syndrome.

Klinefelter's Syndrome and Male Breasts

Hi, my name is A from Riverside, Ca. When i was in the seventh grade when i noticed that my breast were enlarging. It was so embarrising i never took off my shirt again. My mom then having insurance took me to the doctor, and the doctor said it was normal, and that it would go away after awhile, but now i am 18 and they have not gotten better not one bit. I recently did a project for my science class in high school on Klinefelters Syndrome. The similarities are to definite to not be what i have. Now not having insurance i am lost and i dont know where to go or how to pay for a reduction. Please if at ur earliest convience if u could right back with some infornation that could probably help me i would most definitly appreciate it!

Sincerely,

A

Dr. Bermant responds:

Klinefelter's Syndrome occurs in 1 out of every 500 males. Current studies indicate that only 10% of adolescents and 25% of adults with KS have been identified. An evaluation by an Endocrinologist or knowledgeable family physician is often a good starting point to learn about the Klinefelter Syndrome possibility.

We are glad to help you explore your options with gynecomastia male chest sculpture with either an in office consultation or preliminary remote discussion. .

Klinefelter's Syndrome and Gynecomastia Male Breast Reduction

Dear Dr. Michael Bermant, MD,

I am 28 y.o. male diagnosed with Klinefelter Syndrome. I was tested several years ago. Since my childhood I knew my body was different than my "normal" friends. I told my parents about it and they were in denying for years. When I was tested I was alreay 25y.o. and doctor told me that there isn't actual cure for it(even the hormone treatment not good since I passed my puberty years ago). When I found your website, I was so glad.

I have some questions regarding Gynecomastia Male Breast Reduction. I checked the price listed on your site for it is $2800, I am wondering if (after the surgery) doesn't regain the size compare to before? Relating to my breat, I also have a big hip. I would like to know if you do Lipo. or perform any plastic surgery on making it smaller?

I had realy terrible teenager year, and still cannot wear T-shirts because of my breat. My family always told me my breat is big because I am "fat", but after hours of running or gym exersize, both breast and hip remaining same.

My muscle was not developed well and I have no interest in manly sport activities for my life.
I heard plastic surgery's not covered with medical insurance(is it true?) If i do both Gynecomastia Male Breast Reduction and hip reduction, how much will it be? How long is total time consuming for both surgery and recovery?

I had a testosterone treatment for one year(several years ago). Nest year we stopped because some side effects were found, hot temper and bigger breat, but no muscle developement even I went to gym very regulary.

I am wondering if you can help me on these issues and I am so eager to have a man's body.

I am looking forward to hear from you soon.

Sincerely,

P

Dr. Bermant responds:

Male chest sculpture does not prevent further breast growth. Gynecomastia surgery is best on stable breasts. Liposuction can often be done on other parts of the body at the same time. The most common other sites for men include the stomach and love handle region. The hip is not a common site of localized fat for many men. In Klinefelter's Syndrome, there can be a female fat contour. Once that has been stabilized by endocrine intervention, contour surgery can sometimes help. Each patient must be evaluated in order to comment what plastic surgery may have to offer.

Jane is my office manager and can better discuss costs and insurance issues. She can normally be reached at our office by phone Monday - Friday 9-5 Eastern Time at (804) 748-7737.

Recovery after surgery depends on many factors that we are happy to help you explore during an in office consultation or preliminary remote discussion.

Testing and Klinefelter's Syndrome

Dear Dr. Bermant:

I came across your website, which is very informative.

I am a 45 year old attorney living in New York City; don't worry, I'm not a med mal lawyer! I work in the securities law field. Anyway, I have many symptoms of Klinefelter's Syndrome, including the following: mitral valve prolapse, long arms, tall height, yet smaller than average genitals and, most notably, a moderate case of enlarged or flabby breasts.

Also, although my IQ was scored at 130, I had behavior problems as an adolescent and did not like school until I attended college. Nonetheless, I graduated New York University with the highest honors and pursued a legal career.

No physician or psychologist that treated me ever suggested that Klinefelter's might be the cause of these symptoms. Recently, I learned about Klinefelter's by accident, while investigating an unrelated medical topic. It may be an unpleasant topic even for physicians.

Anyway, I want to be tested for Klinefelter's. Also, I may want to look into breast reduction surgery. Please let me know what you think and how I might initiate this process.

Thanks,
J

Dr. Bermant responds:

All doctors are not well versed with the subtle issues of Klinefelter's Syndrome. Testing for Klinefelter's Syndrome typically starts with an endocrinologist or knowledgeable primary care doctor. We would be glad to help you explore your gynecomastia concerns during a consultation or preliminary remote discussion. It is better that the breast size is stable before considering surgery.

Klinefelter's Syndrome and Male Breast Cancer

Dr. Bermant,

Is a male more at risk of getting breast cancer if they have gynecomastia? Breast cancer runs in both sides of our family, and our 17-year-old son has what looks like gynecomastia (enlarged breasts with pointed nipples). We're actually more concerned about the self-esteem issues right now, but want to know if breast cancer is more common in men with this condition.

T

Dr. Bermant responds:

Certain causes of gynecomastia such as Klinefelter's Syndrome have been associated with increased male chest cancer in the medical literature. Such issues are best explored during a consultation after an evaluation.

Klinefelter's Syndrome School Project

Michael Bermant:

I am 13 years old, and i am doing a project on Klinefelter Syndrome. I was foundering what kind of
information you can give my group and I. We have found other resources pertaining to this specefect
diese. Although it would be helpful if we could get your participation, in this project. If your could email me with anything that would at all be helpful, i would apreicate it.

Sincerely,
A

Dr. Bermant responds:

We offer an extensive introduction to plastic surgery on the web. You may want to reference this resource in your report. Sorry, due to the volume of requests I am unable to help you with your project.

Gynecomastia and Klinefelter's Syndrome

I am a boy of 15 yrs living in Karachi, Pakistan. I have a problem related to genycomastia, therfore I require your advice. First of all I do not really have a enlarged breast but my nipples are certainly puffed up. The left slightly larger than the right. They also swivel up abruptly, the causes of which are yet unknown to me. My height is 5,6 and my growth harmone reported 0.9. I am one of the best students, grasp things very quickly and have no communication problems. This you may observe by my English which is not my mother language. However, I did retain a girlish voice for about a year ago, after which my voice developed a more deeper tone. My testes are 3 inches long and when erect and reach 6 inches. I do not have hair over my body except for the teste area but I do find tiny hairs under the armpits and beard area. I am not fat but normal. I am not a great athelete but normal at games, acknowledging the fact that I play and excercise little. I am not that strong but not weak as well. I am in a bit of trouble so please help me. First advice me whether I have the Klinefelter's Syndrome. Also advice non-surgical treatments to gynecomastia and if undertaking a surgery please tell me the minimum price. Take into note my age and that I come from a middle class family.

Thank You,

Dr. Bermant responds:

You will need to be evaluated by an endocrinologist or knowledgeable physician to find out if you have Klinefelter's Syndrome. If there is a hormone imbalance, correcting it may stop further breast growth. Sometimes medical treatment helps reduce breast size. We are happy to help you explore your surgical options during an in office consultation or preliminary remote discussion. For our patients traveling such distances, the remote preliminary discussion helps minimize travel to Richmond. Cost of surgery depends on the problem to treat. Jane is my office manager and is better able to discuss prices. She can normally be reached at our office by phone Monday - Friday 9-5 Eastern Time at (804) 748-7737.

Klinefelter's Syndrome Gynecomastia From Cape Town South Africa

Dear Doctor Bermant

I have been looking at your website at the post operative pictures on your TUMESCENT TECHNIQUE and they look very impressive and the healing in some cases (eg bodybuilder 9 days) appears to be rapid.

I have the Klinefelters syndrome Gynecomastica. I am now 32 and all my life I have had to invent ways to cover up the bulbous nipples and it has been very socially crippling. Of course living in such a warm climate and "outdoors" lifestyle, you can imagine the levels of frustration I am faced with.

I am located in Cape Town South Africa and will have to seek local plastic surgeons to consult. Is there anyone in particular that you can recommed in Cape town that I could go to that would know your Tumescent technique?

Look forward to your reply.

Yours sincerely
A

Dr. Bermant responds:

Sorry we are not a referral service but we do see many patients from Africa and around the world who prefer my sculpture skills. This website is an introduction to the surgical sculpting we offer, the personal care, and extensive educational experience through which we guide each of our patients. Choosing your surgeon is important. That is why I built my website. Patients coming from far away have expressed how nice it was to feel comfortable before traveling to see us.

You may find that travel to Richmond Virginia is less expensive than you thought. Check out the air fare link here, and look at either travel to Richmond directly or coming via air to Baltimore or Washington, DC and take a cab / limo to Richmond (to save on lower fares). Stay in Richmond can be very inexpensive.

We are happy to help you explore your surgical options during an in office consultation or preliminary remote discussion. For our patients traveling such distances, the remote preliminary discussion helps minimize travel to Richmond.

Diagnosis of Klinefelter's Syndrome and Fat on Thighs and Buttocks

Dr. Bermant

My name is D, I noticed your websight while searching on the web for klinefelter syndrome. I think that i may have this or one of its variants. I have never been actually diagnosed but i seem to fit most of the characteristics. Anyway, Most of my fat is deposited in my thighs and buttocks. Actually my butt is disproportionately too large for the rest of my body. I dont think I have that much subcutaneous fat but my butt looks somewhat like a girls. Is there any way to reduce the size of my butt. Im not sure if liposuction would be an option or if there is something else you can do. I otherwise have a decent build but am embarrassed to take my shirt off because how large my butt is. I would appreciate any help you could give me.

Dr. Bermant responds:

Diagnosis of Klinefelter's Syndrome typically starts with an endocrinologist or knowledgeable primary care doctor. In Klinefelter's Syndrome, there can be a female fat contour with excess fat around the thighs and buttocks. If someone has a hormone imbalance, addressing that issue first can help. Weight loss may also be an important component for some. Liposuction is best for localized body contouring, not for losing weight.

We would be glad to help you explore your gynecomastia male chest and body contouring concerns during a consultation or preliminary remote discussion. It is better that the breast size is stable before considering surgery.

Gynecomastia, Diabetes, and Klinefelter's Syndrome

Doctor, I have Klinefelters Syndrome since I was 14 years old, I'm 54 now and also a a diabetic. My breast are very large, larger than your photo's on your web site. I would like to you reference to the surgery some point in time. Being a diabetic has me worried about the healing process, we heal slowly, would there be complications? I have been suffering something terribly throughout most of my life, even considered suicide because of it, I believed I was a freak and the only one that had this disease. Doctor, I will be in touch. Thank You for listening!

J

Dr. Bermant responds:

Diabetes can complicate any surgery. We are glad to help you explore your gynecomastia male sculpture issues during an in office consultation or preliminary remote discussion.


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