Marfan Syndrome

Marfan Syndrome Symptoms

Symptoms of Marfan syndrome depend on which parts of the body are affected and how severe the condition is. Some people have few or no symptoms, while others experience severe symptoms or life-threatening complications.

Some symptoms of Marfan syndrome may be visible to others:

  • A chest that sinks in or sticks out
  • A long head with deep-set eyes
  • A tall, thin body
  • Flat feet
  • Flexible joints
  • Long arms, legs, fingers, and toes

Other symptoms of Marfan syndrome are less obvious on the outside.

  • Eye problems include blurred vision or trouble seeing things that are far away, are often the first sign of Marfan syndrome. These can be caused by the lens in one or both eyes moving out of place.
  • Heart palpitations are what you feel when the heart is skipping a beat, fluttering, pounding, or beating too hard or too fast.
  • A heart murmur is an unusual sound between heartbeats that only your doctor can hear.
  • Pain can occur in different parts of the body, particularly in the lower back.
  • Scoliosis is a condition marked by the curving of the spine to one side.
  • Stretch marks not caused by weight gain or loss may appear on the skin. These stretch marks usually appear on the lower back, buttocks, shoulders, breasts, thighs, and stomach area.
  • Teeth that become too crowded or weak are more likely to break or have cavities.
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