10 Turner Syndrome Symptoms

Symptom #2: Loss of Ovarian Function

Another common symptom of Turner syndrome is the loss of normal ovarian function. Even though the ovaries develop normally at first, the oocytes, which are the egg cells, usually die prematurely and most of the ovarian tissue degenerates even before birth leading to the development of ovarian hypofunction and premature ovarian failure. Those affected with Turner syndrome don’t undergo puberty normally so need to take hormone therapy in order to be able to conceive.

However, a small percentage of those affected with Turner syndrome retain a normal ovarian function, even in adulthood. They enter puberty normally and conceive on their own without needing hormone therapy.

Turner Syndrome Symptoms

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