What Other Problems Can Be Developed?

  • Girls having Turner syndrome will not have typical ovarian development.
  • They will not develop secondary sexual characters and become infertile when becoming adults.
  • But advances in medical technology, including hormonal therapy and in vitro fertilization help women with this condition.
  • Other health problems that might develop in people having turner syndrome include kidney and heart problems, high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes mellitus, thyroid problems, ear infections with reduced hearing and altered bone development.
  • Girls with Turner syndrome will have normal intelligence but some may face learning problems, particularly in math.
  • Some may struggle with tasks requiring spatial skills such as map reading or visual organization.
  • Hearing problems are also common in girls having turner syndrome.
  • Some girls might develop problems with body image or self esteem and some might develop ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder).
  • Despite these differences and problems, with the right medical care, early intervention and support, a girl having Turner syndrome leads a healthy productive life.