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Is turner syndrome inherited from the mom or the dad?

Is turner syndrome inherited from the mom or the dad?

Turner Syndrome: Turner syndrome occurs when there is one x chromosome missing.Boys get y chromosome from the fatther and x from mother, girls get x from the father and x from the mother.In turner syndrome there is complete absence of one x chromosome, it can be because of error in fathers sperm, or an error in mothers egg.So it can be from fathers sperm or mother egg, resulting in all cells in body with only one x ch. ...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


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

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

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. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of turner syndrome?

What are the symptoms of turner syndrome?

Turner syndrome: Symptoms and features of turner syndrome: thick neck, wide chest with distant nipples, osteoporosis, short stature, higher risk of diabetes, osteoporosis, heart murmur secondary to heart disease, arms turning outwards at the elbows, not having periods during pubertal age, learning disability. ...Read more

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How to determine if I have turner syndrome?

How to determine if I have turner syndrome?

Chromosome study: There are some suggestive physical features that will lead some to consider the label. The definitive test is a chromosome study. That can come up with a normal study, a classical turner , 45x0, a mosaic or other non-classical form. ...Read more

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Could my newborn have turner syndrome?

Could my newborn have turner syndrome?

Incidence of Turner: About 1/2, 500 females are born with turner's syndrome. Some may have characteristic findings while others won't be diagnosed until later in life depending on features present. Nearly all have small stature noted by early childhood. Genetic testing identifies girls with turner's syndrome. If you are concerned that your daughter may have this, please discuss further with her pediatrician. ...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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What are some treatments for brecheal plexitis (parsonage-turner syndrome)?

Brachial Neuritis: Treatment of brachial neuritis involves oral steriods, pain medications and Physical therapy to help restore the function of the arm . ...Read more

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Estrogen therapy in turner syndrome: does the type, dose and mode of delivery matter?

Turners syndrome: Estrogen therapy can be supra physiological like in oral contraceptives or physiological like after menopause you should have estrogen which is in physiological doses to be cycled with Progesterone to help develop normal somatic features and bmd also may need growth hormone esp to early life and get good height. ...Read more

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What's turner syndrome?

45 X/0 Pattern: At conception, one half of a set of 46 (23pairs) chromosomes (cms) is brought from egg & sperm.If the combination is missing one x of the sex cms, a female is born with 45 instead of 46 cms, to reflect the loss.The lost cms can effect every cell in the body, resulting in a variety of heart, kidney, brain or other problems. It also may cause no specific problem & not be noticed until lat childhood. ...Read more