Turner Syndrome - Symptoms

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How is Turner syndrome diagnosed?

A diagnosis of Turner syndrome may be suspected when there are a number of typical physical features observed such as webbed neck, a broad chest and widely spaced nipples. Sometimes diagnosis is made at birth because of heart problems, an unusually wide neck or swelling of the hands and feet.

The two main clinical features of Turner syndrome are short stature and the lack of the development of the ovaries.

Many girls are diagnosed in early childhood when a slow growth rate and other features are identified. Diagnosis sometimes takes place later when puberty does not occur.

Turner syndrome may be suspected in pregnancy during an ultrasound test. This can be confirmed by prenatal testing - chorionic villous sampling or amniocentesis - to obtain cells from the unborn baby for chromosomal analysis. If a diagnosis is confirmed prenatally, the baby may be under the care of a specialist pediatrician immediately after birth.

Diagnosis is confirmed by a blood test, called a karyotype. This is used to analyze the chromosomal composition of the female. More information about this will be discussed in the section "Is Turner syndrome inherited?"

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Comment from: 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: March 03

I was born in 1948 when very little was known about Turner syndrome. As a baby and a toddler I was perfectly normal although I was always getting painful ear infections. As I grew older I was not growing as I should but the doctors kept telling my mother not to worry that I will grow. I was not diagnosed with Turner until I was 12 and my primary care physician noticed I was not developing normally. He referred me to a wonderful endocrinologist who diagnosed the problem immediately and put me on estrogen and progesterone. Shortly after beginning treatment I began growing and developing and am a normally developed woman though just 5 foot tall.

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