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