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Dr. Seth Derman
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Turner Syndrome (Definition)

A congenital chromosomal condition marked by lack of the second X ...Read more


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What is mosaic turner syndrome? Common symptoms?

Partial: Turner syndrome occurs when a girl only has one x chromosome. Mosaic turner syndrome occurs when some of the cells in a girl have two x chromosomes and the rest have one x chromosome. Women with mosaic turner syndrome can have all of the same problems as women with turner syndrome, but the severity tends to be milder. Short stature, sterility, heart disease, and learning problems can all occur. ...Read more

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When should someone get tested for turner syndrome?

Genetic testing: for any suspected condition should be performed as soon as possible, even from birth. ...Read more

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Do you think I should get tested for turner syndrome?

Can Not Answer Yet: This question can not be answered without more information.Are you male or female? Are you shorter than average? If female have you regular periods? And more.Why are you concerned? ...Read more

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Can you tell me how turner syndrome affect development ?

Short: girls with turners are usually short, they dont have full breast tissue compared to others their age, but have breast buds. they have streak ovaries, so they are not fertile. They also have webbed necks. The breast buds, are far apart on the chest- called wide spaced nipples. ...Read more

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What health complications can develop from turner syndrome?

Depends on situation: Many issues are present & evident from birth & some become apparent over time. Kidney & heart defects can be looked for at birth before problems arise. Poor school performance, short stature and lack of sexual development will be evident later. With proper attention to patient needs these kids can live a comfortable life. ...Read more

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Do you think I should tell a potential employer I have turner syndrome?

No: In my opinion, there is no reason for you to disclose any health issues to a prospective employer unless there is a very real possibility that a health issue would impact your ability to carry out the duties of the position. If there is any question about that, review details of the americans with disabilities act to see what your legal rights are. ...Read more

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Should I get amnio to have fetus tested for turner syndrome?

Should I get amnio to have fetus tested for turner syndrome?

Easier ways to tell: While ultrasound can give some hopeful results, you can get a definitive analysis by doing the NIPP.This test was developed early on to verify paternity, but it uses fetal cells that can be found in mother's blood as early as 8 weeks.These can be used for a full chromosome assessment including Turner syndrome. ...Read more

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Will a woman need pelvic surgery if she has turner syndrome?

Will a woman need pelvic surgery if she has turner syndrome?

Why: The infertility that is part of adult patents with Turner syndrome is not a surgical problem. They have non-functional ovaries, but the rest of the equipment is normal. ...Read more

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Can x chromosomal translocation always lead to turner syndrome (in a girl)?

Not translocation: Faulty chromosomal distribution result in XO individual with 45 chromosomes (45XO). The paternal sex chromosome is the one more likely to be missing. ...Read more

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With turner syndrome, is fusing bones in the neck common?

With turner syndrome, is fusing bones in the neck common?

No: Fused bones of the neck (cervical vertebra) are not common in patients with turner syndrome. ...Read more

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Could loestrin 20 be used for helping pepole with turner syndrome to have kids and period's ?

Could loestrin 20 be used for helping pepole with turner syndrome to have kids and period's ?

Doubtful: Work closely with a reproductive endocrinologist if you want to attempt to have menses and become pregnant. Unfortunately, the success rate even with optimal treatment is quite low for this disorder. ...Read more

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Long term outcome for turner syndrome?

Long term outcome for turner syndrome?

Good in general: With appropriate health care and health screening most women with turner syndrome can lead relatively healthy lives. Much of this depends upon the severity of the associated problems, such as heart disease. ...Read more

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Can you explain mosaic turner syndrome?

Can you explain mosaic turner syndrome?

Timing of error: At conception , the embryo begin duplicating the chromosomes (chms) donated by egg & sperm to form the 23 chromosome pairs. If one x chm didn't make it , you will only have a turner pattern (45 chms xo) . If a normal xx pattern starts but an x is lost after several divisions the mosaic is created by having one normal 46xx & another 45xo cell lines replicating throughput the body. ...Read more

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Can someone with turner syndrome have kids?

Can someone with turner syndrome have kids?

Perhaps: Females with turner's syndrome have only one normal x chromosome and have amenorrhea, no ovulation, and are sterile. There is a condition called mosaic where there may be a defective or partial x chromosome along with a normal one. Now, with modern technology such as oocyte donation some women with turner's may carry a pregnancy. There are other risks, however. ...Read more

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How can turner syndrome affect development ?

Online resources: Turner syndrome is caused by absence of one of the female x chromosomes and can have several effects on growth and development. The genetics home reference is a good source for information on chromosomal conditions: http://ghr.Nlm.Nih.Gov/condition/turner-syndrome. Two other good sources are the turner syndrome society and foundation: http://turnersyndrome.Org ; www.Turnersyndromefoundation.Org. ...Read more

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Possible mosaic turner syndrome. Please explain it?

Possible mosaic turner syndrome. Please explain it?

Variation of Theme: Most females have 2 x chromosomes as part of their genetic make-up in all cells. In classic ts females are born with 1 x chromosome in most or all cells. Patients who are mosaic are those who may be missing just part of an x or they could have some cells with 2 x's and others with only 1 x. There are other variations. Mosaic ts patients are usually not as severely affected as classic ts patients. ...Read more

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How subtle can the characteristics of turner syndrome be?

How subtle can the characteristics of turner syndrome be?

Very: Some girls with turners syndrome are not diagnosed until later in childhood when the only sign is poor height growth. If you are concerned, go to your physician with those questions. ...Read more

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Can you please help me answer this question on turner syndrome, what is missing?

Part or all of an X: Most females are born with 46 chromosomes, 2 of which are x chromosomes (usually sex determining, but not always). When a piece or all of one of these x chromosomes is missing, a female may be diagnosed with ts. ...Read more

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I am wondering what health complications can develop as a result of having turner syndrome?

I am wondering what health complications can develop as a result of having turner syndrome?

Many: There are a lot of great resources available online for you to learn more about this. This link in particular is a great starting point: http://turnersyndrome.Org/learn-about-ts/fact-sheet. And here's another one: http://www.Magicfoundation.Org/www/docs/114/turner-syndrome. ...Read more

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Is turner syndrome also another form of a hermaphrodite?

Is turner syndrome also another form of a hermaphrodite?

Female: Turner syndrome is a woman who only has one x chromosome instead of 2 x chromosomes that a female usually has. This will result in decreased or absent secondary sex characteristics (such as breat development). These women usually do not have periods and are infertile. Turner syndrome is always a female though. This is distinctly different from being a hermaphrodite. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is parsonage turner syndrome?

Nerve pain syndrome: This is an uncommon nerve pain/dysfunction syndrome that usually begins with shoulder pain on one side and neurologic changes of reflexes and weakness involving the involved muscles of the arm. It's causes include viral infections and vaccinations.Treatment helps and fulkl recovery within 3 yrs occurs in ~90%. Seewww.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pcm/articles/pmc2926354. ...Read more

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What is the difference between Down syndrome and Turner syndrome?

What is the difference between Down syndrome and Turner syndrome?

Both are caused by : genetic accidents. Down Syndrome occurs in a fetus with a full or partial extra copy of Chromosome 21, with characteristic features, congenital anomalies, hypotonia & Intellectual Disability. Turner Syndrome occurs in a female fetus with an incomplete or missing X Chromosome, with characteristic features, Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities, short stature & infertility. See each disorder's website ...Read more