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A 23-year-old member asked:

why do you lose a chromosome if you have turner's syndrome?

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Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatric Endocrinology 21 years experience
Its the other way: Losing an x chromosome leads to ts. It happens during early cell division of conception. The cause is not know.
Dr. Steven Neish
Pediatric Cardiology 38 years experience
Nondisjunction: When the cells divide in the ovaries and testes to form eggs and sperm, they go through a process called meiosis where half of the paired chromosomes go to one cell and half go to the other. There is a phenomenon called nondisjunction where the chromosomes segregate unequally, causing an extra chromosome in one cell and the lack of a chromosome in the other.

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A 45-year-old member asked:

Does a person get turner's syndrome from their mom or dad?

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Dr. Golder Wilson
Specializes in Clinical Genetics
Neither: In the vast majority of cases, the missing x chromosome associated with turner syndrome is an accidental occurrence. Rare cases where an x chromosome is rearranged can be inherited from the mother.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What are helpful treatment options for turner's syndrome?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Proper eval & assist: Turner syndrome patients have specific added needs for early evaluation of the heart, aorta & kidneys to see if asymptomatic defects are present so they can be addressed before they cause problems. Monitor school performance with early assistance when learning issues arise.Assessment in preadolescence by a hormone dr so growth & pubertal features can be assisted. Counseling in teen yrs for pbs.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Newly diagnosed with turner's syndrome. Any advice on childbearing?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
REI/ART.: Your best bet to get pregnant is wiith art (assisted reproduction technologies) under rei (reproductive endocrinologist, infertility specialist) supervision.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What is done for turner's syndrome?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Depends on age: If recognized in the newborn period, a ts patient is evaluated for any of the problems that can be hard to detect but cause real problems later like kidney or heart problems. As the enter school they may require some learning assistance.Before the age when puberty generally starts, they may need growth hormone & or female hormones to grow & develop .As adults, they need life skills help & counseli.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What chromosome is the one that is affected by turner's syndrome?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Sex chromosome: Turner syndrome involves the survival of a fetus that carries only one of 2 sex chromosomes, that being an x which assigns it female sex features. There are mosaic forms that may have mostly one x while a percentage of cells carry xx. The non-sex chromosomes are not involved in this process.

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