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Will children with turner syndrome, if not treated with growth hormones jabs, still grow tall naturally?

Will children with turner syndrome, if not treated with growth hormones jabs, still grow tall naturally?

Very unlikely: There are separate growth charts for untreated girls with turner's. The charts clearly show shorter final adultheight compared to regular charts. In fact, every short girl with no other signs/symptoms of turner's, should be evaluated to rule out turner's. ...Read more

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 to do if I want to work with babies/ young children that have turner syndrome. What kind of doctor or nurse, or specialist would that be.?

What to do if I want to work with babies/ young children that have turner syndrome. What kind of doctor or nurse, or specialist would that be.?

Hard to define: These kids need primary care doctors, geneticists, endocrinologists (hormone docs) and people who work with learning disabilities. You will find their numbers are not great in a given town at any one time, so if you are planning a field of study that would help them, you will need to broaden your scope to include many other diagnoses. ...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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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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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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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?

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

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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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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 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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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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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 don't 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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I was wondering what are the effects of turner syndrome?

Genetic disorder: "turner syndrome is caused by a missing or incomplete x chromosome. People who have turner syndrome develop as females. The genes affected are involved in growth and sexual development, which is why girls with the disorder are shorter than normal and have abnormal sexual characteristics."
http://learn. Genetics. Utah. Edu/content/disorders/whataregd/turner/. ...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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What is the definition or description of: Turner syndrome?

Turner's Syndrome: 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 germ cell tumors, etc ...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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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

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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?

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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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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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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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

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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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Can you please help me answer this question on turner syndrome: are alll women sterile?

Rare exceptions: 2 to 5% of xo individuals (turner syndrome) develop spontaneous menstruation, generally transient though. At least several individuals have been fertile. ...Read more

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Is a low hairline a symptoms of turner syndrome?

Yes.: But there are many other signs of turner syndrome and a low hairline alone is not enough to cause concern. See www. Genome. Gov for a more complete list of signs and symptoms of turner syndrome. ...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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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