Turners Syndrome

Genetic Disorder

Genetic Transmission

Most cases of Turners Syndrome are not inherited. Most women with T.S cannot give birth, so they cannot pass it on. But if in the rare case they did give birth, their babies have a higher chance of getting than the general population.

Symptoms/Diagnosis/Frequency

Symptoms of Turners Syndrome include:



  • Short Stature
  • Infertility
  • Hand/Foot swelling
  • Heart Defects
  • Unable to give birth
  • Poor Coordination
And much more...


T.S is very rarely diagnosed. Causes can include X-chromosomes disorders and genetic conditions. T.S occurs 1 in every 2,500 girls. It is very rare.

Life Expectancy and Treatments

The primary treatment for girls and women with T.S include a lot of hormone therapies like:
  • Growth Hormone
  • Estrogen Therapy
The life expectancy in not affected, however they have issue like heart problems, diabetes, etc.


Facts

  • Most of the people with T.S suffer with short figures. Girls who have this condition can only grow to be 4ft 8in even after treatment.
  • They have reproductive difficulties. An average woman has two X chromosome, but a person diagnosed with T.S syndrome only can either have one, or has two X chromosomes, but one doesn't function at all.
  • Turners syndrome is neither caused by hereditary disease or environmental defects.