I think I have Marfans syndrome?
I'm 21 male, and have always been very skinny. I am 5'10", 140 lbs, and can pass both wrist and and tests. I can encircle my wrist with my thumb and pinky, and my thumb can extend out when making a fist. Does this mean I have Marfans syndrome? Can you do both of these things and not have marfans syndrome?
- Serene ELv 710 months agoFavourite answer
You can do those things and not have Marfans, and you can look pretty normal and still have Marfans.
I have it, so did my mom, so does my sister and niece.
My sister isnt as tall, not double jointed but a genetic test proves she has it.
You need to see a doctor. You can get a blood test for genetic testing, you should get your heart, eyes checked.
- martinLv 710 months ago
Wouldn't say so. Just tried both and could do them both, so no Syndrome.
- JerryLv 610 months ago
Talk to a Dr. No one here can give you anything but an opinion. Talk to someone who knows.
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- thinkingtimeLv 710 months ago
Try a doctor. The Syndrome is well documented.
- LiliLv 710 months ago
You're not tall enough. You're barely over average height for a man. You're just a skinny late adolescent.
Do you have any heart conditions? Crowded teeth? Unusually long arms and legs? Are you very nearsighted? Do you have flat feet? A breastbone that protrudes outward or dips inward?
If not, stop worrying. Marfan's is very rare, in any case, and most often inherited.
Those signs you mention can be done by a great many people without Marfan's, including me.