Turner syndrome - Symptom
Bonnevie-Ullrich syndrome; Gonadal dysgenesis; Monosomy X
Possible symptoms in young infants include:
- Swollen hands and feet
- Wide and webbed neck
A combination of the following symptoms may be seen in older females:
- Absent or incomplete development at puberty, including sparse pubic hair and small breasts
- Broad, flat chest shaped like a shield
- Drooping eyelids
- Dry eyes
- No periods (absent menstruation)
- Short height
- Vaginal dryness, can lead to painful intercourse
Signs and tests:
Turner syndrome can be diagnosed at any stage of life. It may be diagnosed before birth if chromosome analysis is done during prenatal testing.
The doctor will perform a physical exam and look for signs of underdevelopment. Infants with Turner syndrome often have swollen hands and feet.
The following tests may be performed:
Turner syndrome may also alter various estrogen levels in the blood and urine.
- Reviewed last on: 10/14/2009
- Luc Jasmin, MD, PhD, Departments of Anatomy and Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, CA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
Morgan T. Turner syndrome: diagnosis and management. Am Fam Physician. 2007;76:405-410.
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