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Marfans?

I'm 4'9 and im suspecting that i may have marfan syndrom (syndrome). have long fingers toes and arms. My legs are short in comparison to the rest of my body. My wingspan is 64 inches and I have the following symptoms: flat feet, a small lower jaw, clicking of the jaw, flexible joints,long fingers and toes, weak bones with mild rheumatoid arthritis, and acid reflux. My MAJOR symptoms are that I have a tricuspid valve abnormality causing valve regurgitation, and I have mild scoliosis. Currently I have been diagnosed with Ebsteins anomaly. Could I have marfans?
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Hi,
How are you? There is no specific laboratory test to diagnose Marfan syndrome. Complete medical history and physical examination may be done by a geneticist as well as information about any family members who may have the disorder,  eye examination, and heart tests. Genetic tests may also help. Definite diagnosis  may be made if there are specific problems in at least two of the body systems. If there is no family history of the disease, at least three body systems must be affected before a diagnosis is made. .Referral to other specialists such as cardiologist, orthopedic doctor and opthalmologist may also be indicated. In your case, it is best that you check with your attending physician for direct clinical examiantion. Take care and do keep us posted.  
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