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Doctor insights on: Does Turner Syndrome Have An Effect On A Lack Of Sexual Intimacy

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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 chromosome in a female. The classic features include pedal edema, nailbed hypoplasia, short stature, sternal hypoplasia, cystic hygroma, lymphangiomal , webbed neck, mild mental retardation, streak gonads, infertility, increased risk of ...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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