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Do I have Turner Syndrome?? I'm now 27

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 2, 2007
  • 04:45 PM

I have always known there was something 'wrong' with me since I was in my early teens. I very rarely had a period, and my first one was when I was 17. Then it was maybe twice or so a year. Just since I've turned 27 I am finally on a regular cycle. Also, I look like I am 15 or 16yrs old. I had very bad problems getting through school. I was always picked on because I look so young and act different. I had a terrible time with my grades in Math, most of all. I could always write and read well, and I know I am moderately smart. It's just that I had a problem learning.
As I said, I do look a lot younger than my age. I have underdeveloped breasts and very light skin. I also have a stigmatism. I even feel like I'm still a teenager, even though I am an adult and married.
The one thing that made me weary of having this syndrome is that I did deliver a healthy baby when I was 23. The situation of becoming pregnant was not my choice. Afterwards, I was very shocked when I found out I was pregnant.
I somewhat remember my doctor telling me something about the possibility of not having any more children.
Anyway, I am just hoping someone can tell me what my symptoms are and if they are related to Turner's. I am not sure of the next step to take.

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  • Your symptoms might be related to Turner Syndrome, especially if you are short in stature, but the only way to find out for sure is to have genetic testing done. The test is very simple-- it's a blood test. It's called FISH analysis. There are different forms of Turner Syndrome. It is possible to become pregnant if you have what's called mosaic Turner's, which is when part of your cells have only one X chromosome instead of two, and other cells are either normal XX or some may even be XY. If you remeber your highschool biology, this throws the old Punnett square right out the window! :-) I'd ask your doctor for a referral to a geneticist. Good luck!
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