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Is turner syndrome also another form of a hermaphrodite?
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Holly Barth
General Practice
16 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Holly Barth
Holly Barth
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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
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Dr. Nancy Durso
Some Turner's syndrome patients may have lost a Y chromosome. This can only be told through special tests or if there is only partial loss (mosaic). They will still look like a female. Any gonad tissue needs to be removed because of increased risk of cancer. A hermaphrodite has both eggs and sperm. Turner's patients usually have one type but have lost them all by puberty.
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
7 doctors agree
In brief: Absolutely not
Turner's syndrome is a medical condition where some or all cells of the body are missing an x chromosome (normal female cells typically have two x chromosomes).
Females affected by this disorder may suffer from short stature or pubertal difficulties, nevertheless, the majority of them have a charming personality and can lead a normal life.

In brief: Absolutely not
Turner's syndrome is a medical condition where some or all cells of the body are missing an x chromosome (normal female cells typically have two x chromosomes).
Females affected by this disorder may suffer from short stature or pubertal difficulties, nevertheless, the majority of them have a charming personality and can lead a normal life.
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
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Dr. Steven Lindheim
Fertility Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
It is a "syndrome" where the ovaries stopped working (premature ovarian failure) with loss of ovarian function-lack of hormone production and eggs for future feritlity.
It is also happens to be associated with other clinical presentations including heart-skeletal-adrenal-skin abnormalities. It otherwise is not associated with shortened life span unless the heart issues go undetected.

In brief: No
It is a "syndrome" where the ovaries stopped working (premature ovarian failure) with loss of ovarian function-lack of hormone production and eggs for future feritlity.
It is also happens to be associated with other clinical presentations including heart-skeletal-adrenal-skin abnormalities. It otherwise is not associated with shortened life span unless the heart issues go undetected.
Dr. Steven Lindheim
Dr. Steven Lindheim
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Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine
In brief: Hermaphrodite
This diagnosis requires the presence of both male and female gonads [testicular as well as ovarian tissue].
A pseudohermaphrodite is someone whose genitalia is sexually ambiguous suggesting a state somewhere between male and female.

In brief: Hermaphrodite
This diagnosis requires the presence of both male and female gonads [testicular as well as ovarian tissue].
A pseudohermaphrodite is someone whose genitalia is sexually ambiguous suggesting a state somewhere between male and female.
Dr. Mark Perloe
Dr. Mark Perloe
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