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Turner syndrome


Other Names for this Disease
  • 45, X Syndrome
  • Bonnevie-Ulrich syndrome
  • Chromosome X Monosomy X
  • Gonadal Dysgenesis (45,X)
  • Schereshevkii Turner Syndrome
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Could someone with a mild case of Turner syndrome have occasional monthly menses?

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Could someone with a mild case of Turner syndrome have occasional monthly menses?

Approximately 2-5 percent of individuals with Turner syndrome have spontaneous periods.[1] Some teenagers with this condition begin menstruating, but cease further menses during the later teen years.[2] A few women with Turner syndrome have apparently normal ovarian function with regular menses until the mid-20s before ovarian failure occurs.[2]
Last updated: 7/20/2009

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