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Has anyone here or anyone that you know of ever lost a baby due to something called Turner Syndrome? I had a baby girl, Katherine LeeAnn, still born at 22 weeks in May of 2006. Up until she quit kicking we had no idea anything was wrong. It was the first time I had ever heard anything about it and still don't ever hear about it. Just wondering...

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:comfort: I am so sorry you lost your daughter...

I know some women on this board had testing come back saying that their baby had turners syndrome...I am sure they will see your post and check in...


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I'm so sorry for your loss.

I actually have a good friend who is 34 years old and she has Turner's. I think the severity of this chromosomal abnormality varies greatly. My friend is highly intelligent (photographic memory), and you wouldn't know that she has anything wrong with her, although she does look a little child-like.. She does have some social deficiencies, where she acts more like a child than an adult--she misses social cues a lot (that's a symptom of Turner's). She is also sterile and has to take hormones. I _think_ that it's where instead of having two full XX's, the second X is incomplete. I think the severity of the syndrome has to do with how incomplete the second X is.

I had never heard about Turner's until I met my friend in college, and I have found that it is difficult to find information on Turner's.

Again, I'm so sorry for your loss. I don't know how helpful this information was, but if you would like any further information, please feel free to pm me.

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I'm sorry for your loss. Jess sounds right on with the information she gave. I remember reading about it in nursing school.

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I am sorry for your loss.

We lost a child at 30 weeks due something that is similar to Turner syndrome -- in fact it used to be called male Turner syndrome, since only females get Turner syndrome.

I read alot about Turner since that is what they thought DS had until they discovered he was a boy.

I recall that Turner Sundrome is not hereditary, just a genetic fluke. Luckily you won't have to worry about this happening to future children as your risk hasn't gone up because of having one dhild with this.

If you want to read up about it, you can visit the Turner Syndrome Society Page at http://www.turnersyndrome.org/

or the article below is a good summarization http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turner_syndrome


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I had a m/c about 2 months ago at 12 weeks. The results came back that our peanut had Turners syndrome. Our doctor told us that it was missing an X chromosome and they couldn't tell us if was a boy or girl. He said that it was just "bad luck" and that nothing causes it...except either a bad egg or a bad sperm or both. He said our next one could be perfectly fine. He stated that it doesn't help that I am 38 and my hubby is 52....but that doesn't mean the next time won't be fine. He said that even if the baby would have lasted past 12 weeks there was a very good chance it would not have survived much past that....only 2% of babies with Turners go on to survive.
I hope this helps...