Turner syndrome is a condition affecting only the females which results into a missing or incomplete sex chromosome. The condition can lead to many other medical and developmental conditions such as short stature, failure to begin puberty, infertility, heart problems, and learning disabilities.
The syndrome is diagnosed at an early stage, during infancy or early childhood. However, there can be a delay in diagnosis in adolescent girls or young women who show mild signs and symptoms.
The signs and symptoms of the syndrome can differ significantly. In some cases, physical features and poor growth can be a sign of the syndrome in early age. Signs that can be seen during infancy or at birth include:
In some young girls, the signs and symptoms of Turner symptoms cannot be seen evidently. Symptoms in young women or adolescent girls include:
A diagnosis of the syndrome is sometimes made the development of fetus. Some features shown on an ultrasound show that the baby may be suffering from Turner syndrome or any other genetic problem affecting the development inside the womb. The mother may be asked to undergo few tests to diagnose the problem. One of these procedures may be undertaken:
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