Because symptoms and complications vary, treatments are tailored to address your child's particular problems.
Evaluation and monitoring for medical or mental health issues associated with Turner syndrome throughout life can help to address problems early.
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Care team specialists may include some or all of these professionals, and others as needed: Only a small percentage of women with Turner syndrome can become pregnant without fertility treatment.
Those who can are still likely to experience failure of the ovaries and subsequent infertility very early in adulthood.
Your pregnancy and childbirth specialist (obstetrician) may ask if you're interested in additional tests to make a diagnosis before your baby's birth.
One of two procedures can be performed to test prenatally for Turner syndrome: Discuss the benefits and risks of prenatal testing with your doctor.
Some women with Turner syndrome can become pregnant with the donation of an egg or embryo.
This requires a specially designed hormone therapy to prepare the uterus for pregnancy.
A reproductive endocrinologist can discuss options and help evaluate the chances of success.
If, based on signs and symptoms, the doctor suspects that your child has Turner syndrome, a lab test will typically be done to analyze your child's chromosomes. Occasionally, your doctor also may request a cheek scraping (buccal smear) or skin sample.
The chromosome analysis determines whether or not there is a missing X chromosome or abnormality of one of the X chromosomes.