Turners Syndrome

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Turners Syndrome - Overview

The genetic material, DNA, which is referred to as the 'blue print of life', enfolds within it all the information that goes into the making of an individual


It is a well-known fact that the human body is made up of millions of cells. What is fascinating is that these cells contain structures called chromosomes, which are made up of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), which has been identified as the 'blue- print of life'. Segments of DNA, called genes, determine the inheritance of the physical and emotional traits in all organisms; in other words, they govern all aspects of all the creatures on earth.

The number of chromosomes present in a cell is specific for a particular species. Humans have 46 chromosomes, which occur in pairs, one set of 23 chromosomes derived from the mother and the other set derived from the father. The sperm and the egg contain only 23 chromosomes each. Fertilization of the egg and sperm restores the original number to 46.

The eggs produced by a female contain only the X chromosome while sperms can carry either an X or a Y chromosome. So when the X chromosome of the mother's egg unites with the father's sperm carrying a X chromosome, it results in a girl child (XX). On the contrary, when an egg containing X chromosome fuses with a Y chromosome bearing sperm, it gives rise to a male child (XY). Therefore, the sex determination of a child is dependent on the father and not on the mother.


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I am 29 years old and I am suffering from TS.My secondary sex organs are not developed at all. I wanted to know that can it be done if I start the treatment now.
Suma10 Monday, November 29, 2010
Chromosomes holds the genetic keys to all of the functions of body. Turner syndrome is a condition that affects approximately 1 in 200 females.Turner syndrome occurs when both of the X chromosomes normally found in women are missing. Chromosomes are the deoxyribonucleic acid strands found in every cell in the body. The X chromosomes may be completely missing or only partially present, in Turner syndrome.

alisha66 Friday, November 12, 2010
Does each cell have to contain 45 chromosomes? If so why?
Sugarnojutsu Sunday, May 2, 2010
my daughter is also suffering from TS Variant, one type of TS. we are treating her with Growth Hormone Treatment(GHT)past 7 months & recently it shows improvement in growth of height. she is 14 & we came to know at that time. can anybody tell is it harmful. how long period it has be continued
hemantp Saturday, March 27, 2010
Hi This is Shoba. My daughter is TS diagnosed at 13. We gave her GH treatment for about 4 years and her height is 5.1 now. She is 22. Doing well in her studies.
Ammushoba Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Hi Ammushoba, Do you how much it costs for GH treatment per year? I live in overseas and would like to know the cost of the treatment in India.
Debasishconar Sunday, December 22, 2013
my sister has TS. i would just like to know how does the treatment work, seeing that she's 14yrs old already?
Lache Wednesday, February 3, 2010
I have Turner syndrome, and I have come to know this after my marriage. Doctor told me that without donor eggs I cannot conceive. I want to know if I conceive, is there any risk of life for me and the baby.
priysar Saturday, January 16, 2010
yes you can
guest Thursday, September 2, 2010
I was born without a vagina or connecten to my vagina. I do not know that this is my dagnoses I have. May mother took me to a womans hospital whear I had a vagina built.
Please let me know what happened in my tees.

nightone Tuesday, November 4, 2008
that is messed up. how did they build you one?
guest Tuesday, May 19, 2009
I am a turners patient I am 23 years old and wondering if there is any possible way I could be taken off the HRT I feel as if all my life I have been taking medicines that DON'T make me feel better in fact make me feel worse with headaches and sensitive stomach does anyone have any info for me
guest Thursday, May 1, 2008
what is the normal cost for all of those medications?
guest Thursday, November 19, 2009
I have two children with Turner's Syndrome and I can't find anything online that says this make any sense. They were both diagnosed recently and I'm very confused as to how this happened. I'm trying to figure out if me or their dad could be a carrier but everything points to "no".
guest Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Hi I too have had an adult with turner's syndrome just diagnosed.Maybe we can compare notes.I am making a complaint Against the NHS
guest Friday, November 27, 2009
That is strange that you have two children with TS...I've heard that 1 in every 2,500 girls have it! Weird.. sorry wasn't any help lol
guest Monday, May 17, 2010

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