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Turner Syndrome

Turner Syndrome is a genetic condition that occurs in approximately 1/2000 female births.  Most persons with this condition have short stature and lack ovarian function.  In addition, they have a tendency to develop certain medical conditions in adulthood more frequently than the general population. 

 

At Baystate Reproductive Medicine, specialized care is offered to the adult woman with Turner syndrome.   Transition of the adolescent to an adult provider is an important part of the process.  All active medical issues are reviewed, and a plan for preventative health care is made.  This usually involves hormone therapy and screening for certain common health issues periodically.  Dr. Kelly Lynch has a special interest in the unique problems facing women with Turner syndrome, and she and her staff will help to educate patients and their families about health maintenance and disease prevention. 

 

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