A 40-year-old member asked:
How do you treat turner syndrome?
2 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
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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Pediatrics 46 years experience
Detection/support: At diagnosis, there are tests that need to be done to look for hidden problems in the heart and blood vessels. Most then need normal care in early childhood until they get close to expected puberty. Referral to a pediatric endocrinologist (hormone doc) will assist their short height and transition into female development. Counseling with a geneticist when she becomes older can help her understand
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A 30-year-old member asked:
What is turner syndrome?
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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.
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Last updated Oct 9, 2015
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