Patient Comments: Turner Syndrome - Symptoms


What were symptoms associated with Turner syndrome in you or someone you know? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: MzFabulous, 7-12 Female (Caregiver) Published: February 25

I have a short stature (3’ 7”). No other symptoms of Turner syndrome (TS) except for struggling with math. My 8 year old daughter was just diagnosed with mosaic TS. Strangely she has developed breast tissue and has been wearing a training bra since she was 6 years old. All related tests (liver, kidney, thyroid, etc.) returned normal. However, she has 7.0 IGF (low) test score. She’s scheduled to see a pediatric endocrinologist in a couple of days followed by an appointment with a geneticist.

Comment from: Macaulay, 3-6 Female (Caregiver) Published: January 06

My daughter has the features of Turner syndrome - the web neck and armpit, slowed growth, looks 3 years at 5 years. The lags has been about 95 percent straightened. My major problem is getting the karyotype test, which is not in Nigeria. The sample will be taken to South Africa which I can't afford. I need help.

Comment from: Gardnergirl, 45-54 Female (Caregiver) Published: October 04

My sister was diagnosed with Turner syndrome in her early years. She has several of the symptoms listed. However over the last year she is having difficulty remembering things and is repeating herself. She is 53 currently but if you saw her you would say she is 73. I wonder if this is another symptom of Turner's.

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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