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Turner Syndrome - Frequently Asked Questions

Written by Dr. Varshini Jayaraman,  Ph.D. , Suchitra Chari | Medically Reviewed by Dr. Lakshmi Venkataraman, MD on Nov 18, 2016
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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Who is the doctor to see for Turner syndrome?

Initial consultation has to be done with a pediatrician who might direct you to a pediatric endocrinologist, or an ENT specialist or a gynecologist.

2. We have a child with Turner syndrome. If I get pregnant, will my second child also have the same condition?

No. Studies conducted so far have not established an increased risk of recurrence of this condition in a couple who have had a Turner child. No increased risk is associated with advanced maternal age either.
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3. Can Turner syndrome be passed on to offspring?

No, it cannot because it is caused by a random genetic defect.

4. Is Turner syndrome preventable?

No, it is not as it occurs randomly.

5. Is having Turner syndrome a disability?

No, it is not. Most women with the condition can lead a healthy life with proper care.

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Suma10

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.

alisha66

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.

Sugarnojutsu

Does each cell have to contain 45 chromosomes? If so why?

hemantp

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

Ammushoba

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.

Debasishconar

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.

Lache

my sister has TS. i would just like to know how does the treatment work, seeing that she's 14yrs old already?

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