Symptoms of Turner Syndrome

The signs and symptoms of turner syndrome are known to vary. At birth or during the early days of life, some girls may display problems in growth and certain physical defects. These include:

  • Wide neck
  • Webbed neck
  • Swelling of the neck
  • Receding of the lower jaw
  • Drooping eyelids
  • Broad chest
  • Shorter height at birth
  • Low set ears
  • Short fingers and toes
  • Slow growth
  • Increased sensitivity to sounds
In some cases, the symptoms of Turner syndrome may be manifested during adolescence or young adulthood. These include:
  • Absence of normal growth spurts
  • Short stature
  • Learning disabilities
  • Difficulty in understanding social situations
  • Absence or incomplete sexual changes during puberty due to ovarian failure
  • Interrupted sexual development
  • Remission of menstrual cycles
  • Infertility
Many of these signs and symptoms could be indicative of other disorders as well. Hence it is important to get a proper diagnosis and appropriate medical care.