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Dr. Seth Derman
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Turner Syndrome (Overview)

A congenital chromosomal condition marked by lack of the second X chromosome in a female.


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What is the technical definition of parsonage turner syndrome?

What is the technical definition of 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

Dr. Seth Derman
155 doctors shared insights

Turner Syndrome (Overview)

A congenital chromosomal condition marked by lack of the second X chromosome in a female.


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What is turner syndrome?

What is turner syndrome?

Turners Syndrome: Turner syndrome is caused in females when there is absence of one xchromosime, the girls are born with one x chromosome and the features are. Short stature, broad chest, low hairline, low set ears and webbed neck. There is non functioning ovaries and they do not get menstruation. They are more prone to congenital heartdisease, hypothyriodism, diabetes and few other conditions. ...Read more

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Managing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Checklist)

Wear a wrist brace at night
daily
Take pain medications as directed
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Use proper posture when performing tasks
Once
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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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Newly diagnosed with turner's syndrome. Any advice on childbearing?

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

Discuss w/ genetics: There are different ways the x-chromosome can be affected to cause turner's syndrome. Genetic counseling/reproductive endocrinology consults are the best way to get the most educated and comprehensive answers. ...Read more

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Living with Asperger's Syndrome (Checklist)

Learn about your condition
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Practice stress management and mindfulness
2x day
Do not be afraid to ask for feedback
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What causes turner syndrome?

Lack of chromosome: Normal humans have 22 pairs of regular chromosomes (chms) and one pair of sex chms. At conception, you are supposed to get one of each pair from each parent. If one of the sex (X) chms is lost from the egg, the fetus (which can survive the mistake) will be born with 22 pr of regular chms and only one X. The defect occurs in the formation of the egg. The effect on the kid varies. ...Read more

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How do you treat turner syndrome?

Detection/support: At diagnosis, there are tests that need to be done to look for hidden problems in the heart and blood vessels. Most then need normal care in early childhood until they get close to expected puberty. Referral to a pediatric endocrinologist (hormone doc) will assist their short height and transition into female development. Counseling with a geneticist when she becomes older can help her understand ...Read more

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Managing Restless Leg Syndrome (Checklist)

See a vein specialist
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Check your cholesterol medications
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Have a venous ultrasound to check for reflux
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Do most patients do self injection if they are being treated with shots for turner syndrome?

Growth hormone?: If that is what you're referring to for shots, then self- administration is possible depending on the age and maturity of the child. Usually parents give it. ...Read more

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What are helpful treatment options for turner's syndrome?

What are helpful treatment options for turner's syndrome?

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. ...Read more

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Living with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (Checklist)

Eliminate low-fat, high-carb foods from your diet
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Monitor your weight and review your diet daily
daily
Blend exercises that make sense into your daily routine
daily
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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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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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Living with Down Syndrome (Checklist)

Enroll in an early intervention program
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Get help from local and national support groups
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Consider getting help from mental health professionals
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What is turner syndrome and how is it treated?

What is turner syndrome and how is it treated?

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 girl is born with 45 instead of 46 cms. The loss can affect 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 late childhood. Supportive care is needed ...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

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Living with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Checklist)

Try to notice and avoid precipitating factors
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Start a trial of increased dietary fiber
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See your primary care physician or gastroenterologist if symptoms persist
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What is turner syndrome?

Turners Syndrome: Turner syndrome is caused in females when there is absence of one xchromosime, the girls are born with one x chromosome and the features are. Short stature, broad chest, low hairline, low set ears and webbed neck. There is non functioning ovaries and they do not get menstruation. They are more prone to congenital heartdisease, hypothyriodism, diabetes and few other conditions. ...Read more

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What causes turner syndrome?

Lack of chromosome: Normal humans have 22 pairs of regular chromosomes (chms) and one pair of sex chms. At conception, you are supposed to get one of each pair from each parent. If one of the sex (X) chms is lost from the egg, the fetus (which can survive the mistake) will be born with 22 pr of regular chms and only one X. The defect occurs in the formation of the egg. The effect on the kid varies. ...Read more

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Living with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFIDS) (Checklist)

Don't overdo it when you have more energy than usual
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Try slow and steady movement like qigong, tai chi, or yoga
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Consider natural medical alternatives such as dipsacus
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What is may-turner syndrome?

What is may-turner syndrome?

Compressed iliac vei: May- thurner syndrome classically refer to a compression of the left common iliac vein by the iliac artery. This result in left leg pain, swelling and deep vein thrombosis. It has now been expanded and is now called non thrombotic iliac vein lesions (nivl), to include both the right and left iliac veins.). ...Read more

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How do you treat turner syndrome?

Detection/support: At diagnosis, there are tests that need to be done to look for hidden problems in the heart and blood vessels. Most then need normal care in early childhood until they get close to expected puberty. Referral to a pediatric endocrinologist (hormone doc) will assist their short height and transition into female development. Counseling with a geneticist when she becomes older can help her understand ...Read more

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What is Parsonage-Turner syndrome?

I looked it up: This syndrome can begin with severe shoulder or arm pain followed by weakness and numbness[Those who suffer from Parsonage–Turner experience acute, sudden-onset pain radiating from the shoulder to the upper arm. Affected muscles become weak and atrophied. This is from Wikipedia — I had never heard of it ...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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What are the effects of turner syndrome?

Turner Syndrome: Is characterized by short stature, delayed or no puberty due to loss of ovarian function. Most women are infertile. One third are born with a heart defect and some also have skeletal malformations. ...Read more

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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?

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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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