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What is turner syndrome?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Turners Syndrome: Turner syndrome is caused in females when there is absence of one xchromosime, the girls are born with one x chromosome and the features are.Short stature, broad chest, low hairline, low set ears and webbed neck.There is non functioning ovaries and they do not get menstruation.They are more prone to congenital heartdisease, hypothyriodism, diabetes and few other conditions.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
45 X/0 Pattern: At conception, one half of a set of 46 (23pairs) chromosomes (cms) is brought from egg & sperm.If the combination is missing one x of the sex cms, a female is born with 45 instead of 46 cms, to reflect the loss.The lost cms can effect every cell in the body, resulting in a variety of heart, kidney, brain or other problems. It also may cause no specific problem & not be noticed until lat childhood.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

How to determine if I have turner syndrome?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Chromosome study: There are some suggestive physical features that will lead some to consider the label. The definitive test is a chromosome study. That can come up with a normal study, a classical turner , 45x0, a mosaic or other non-classical form.
A 38-year-old member asked:

What causes turner syndrome?

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Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 9 years experience
Turner: Its a genetic disorder caused by a chromosome abnormality. One x chromosome is missing in some or all cells. It manifests in the classic case as a female with short stature, webbed neck, wide spaced nipples, shield-shaped chest, short fingers, cardiac and kidney problems, GI issues, endocrine problems with growth, thyroid, diabetes, autoimmune disorders.
A 31-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of turner syndrome?

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Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 30 years experience
Turner syndrome: Symptoms and features of turner syndrome: thick neck, wide chest with distant nipples, osteoporosis, short stature, higher risk of diabetes, osteoporosis, heart murmur secondary to heart disease, arms turning outwards at the elbows, not having periods during pubertal age, learning disability.
A 38-year-old member asked:

What is may-turner syndrome?

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Dr. Will Moorehead
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 52 years experience
Compressed iliac vei: May- thurner syndrome classically refer to a compression of the left common iliac vein by the iliac artery . This result in left leg pain, swelling and deep vein thrombosis. It has now been expanded and is now called non thrombotic iliac vein lesions (nivl), to include both the right and left iliac veins.).
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How do you treat turner syndrome?

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Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatric Critical Care 24 years experience
Turner syndrome: Turner syndrome is a genetic disorder occurring in females resulting in the absence of the second sex chromosome. The physical results of this in girls and women are variable. All females with this disorder should receive appropriate medical screening for heart disease, kidney disease, thyroid disease, reproductive health issues, and should be seen by physicians who can counsel appropriately.

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