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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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Dr. Patricia Foster
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Intersex (Definition)

Intersex is when a person is born with sexual anatomy that does not fit the typical definitions of female or male. For example, a person may be born appearing to be female on the outside but having male anatomy on the inside. A person may also be born with genitals that seem to be in-between the usual male and female types, or may be born with mosaic chromosomes so that some cells are XX ...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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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is parsonage turner syndrome?

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

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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