If based on a medical history and a physical exam, the doctor presumes that your child has Turner syndrome, a lab test will be done to analyze your child’s chromosomes. The test will include a blood test.
An examination may be made during pregnancy. Certain features on ultrasound may bring up a diagnosis or Turner syndrome or another inherited condition.
- Chorionic villus examination. This involves taking a sample of tissue from the placenta.
- In this test, a sample of the amniotic fluid is taken from the uterus.
The essential treatments for females with Turner syndrome include hormone medicines:
Growth hormone. For most females, growth hormone treatment is recommended to increase height in early childhood until the early teens.
Estrogen treatment. Most females with Turner syndrome need to start estrogen and other hormone treatments to start puberty. Estrogen treatment is usually started around age 11 or 12 years.