Turner Syndrome is a genetic condition caused by an abnormality on one of your sex chromosomes. Turner Syndrome, also known as Monosomy X, is primarily found in females. Turner Syndrome occurs when part or all of one of your X chromosomes is missing. Some of the common signs and symptoms of Turner Syndrome include swollen hands and feet, short stature, droopy eyelids, flat feet, dry eyes and high blood pressure.
HOW IS TURNER SYNDROME DIAGNOSED?
A General Physician diagnoses Turner Syndrome by using prenatal genetic testing and other tests such as blood test to check sex hormone levels, pelvic exam, pelvic and kidney ultrasound, and chest MRI.
HOW IS TURNER SYNDROME TREATED?
Although there is no cure for Turner Syndrome, however, the treatment of Turner Syndrome focuses on improving the quality of life and easing the symptoms.
DID YOU KNOW?
Women with Turner syndrome have relatively high-risk pregnancies.