Turner syndrome is a condition that only affects women when one of the x chromosomes (sex chromosomes) is missing or defective. Turner syndrome can cause many medical and developmental problems, including short stature. Cause ovarian failure and heart defects. Turner syndrome is diagnosed in childhood or early childhood.
Sometimes it has mild symptoms in women and the diagnosis of Turner syndrome is delayed until puberty or adolescence. Girls and women with Turner syndrome need constant medical attention. Regular checkups and proper care can help most girls and women lead healthy, independent lives.
Symptoms of Turner syndrome:
Symptoms of Turner Syndrome can vary between girls and women. For some girls, the presence of Turner Syndrome may not be easily obvious, but in other girls, a number of poor physical and developmental characteristics are obvious at the beginning. Signs and Symptoms They can be small, slow to spread over time, or significant, such as heart defects.
Turner syndrome before birth:
Turner Syndrome may be based on prenatal DNA screening – a method of screening for specific chromosomal abnormalities in a fetus using a maternal blood sample – or ultrasound.
An ultrasound of a baby with Turner syndrome can show the following:
Accumulation of fluid in the back of the neck or other abnormal fluid collections (edema)
Turner syndrome before birth
Symptoms of fetal Turner syndrome
Turner syndrome at birth or in childhood:
Symptoms of Turner syndrome, at birth or in infancy, may include the following:
Wide breasts with wide nipples
The roof of the mouth is long and narrow
Hands that lead to the elbow
Narrow and upward nails
Turner Syndrome in Childhood, Adolescence, and Adulthood:
The most common symptom in all girls, adolescents, and young women with Turner syndrome is short stature and ovarian failure, which may occur at birth or gradually during childhood, adolescence, or adulthood.