What is balanced translocation?

A balanced translocation is a chromosome abnormality caused by rearrangement of parts between different chromosomes. The term balanced means an even exchange of material with no extra or missing genetic material. This genetic abnormality may affect fertility.

How do members experience balanced translocation?

Top 5 symptoms reported by people with balanced translocation*

*Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.

Top treatments taken by people for balanced translocation*

Who has balanced translocation on PatientsLikeMe?


Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 2
30s 6
40s 11
50s 7
60s 8
70+ 25

Distribution of sex


Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 29
Female 28