Print friendly version
Other Names for this Disease
- 45, X Syndrome
- Bonnevie-Ulrich syndrome
- Chromosome X Monosomy X
- Gonadal Dysgenesis (45,X)
- Schereshevkii Turner Syndrome
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.
Your QuestionCould someone with a mild case of Turner syndrome have occasional monthly menses?
We have identified the following information that we hope you find helpful. If you still have questions, please contact us.
Approximately 2-5 percent of individuals with Turner syndrome have spontaneous periods. Some teenagers with this condition begin menstruating, but cease further menses during the later teen years. A few women with Turner syndrome have apparently normal ovarian function with regular menses until the mid-20s before ovarian failure occurs.
Last updated: 7/20/2009
- Saenger P. et al. Recommendations for the Diagnosis and Management of Turner Syndrome. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. 2001; http://jcem.endojournals.org/cgi/content/full/86/7/3061. Accessed 7/20/2009.
- Clinical Features of Turner Syndrome. Eunice kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. http://turners.nichd.nih.gov/clinical.html. Accessed 7/20/2009.