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Do I need egg donation if I suffer from Swyer syndrome?

By Dra. Marta Zermiani.
Last Update: 09/27/2019

Swyer's syndrome (or 46,XY complete gonadal dysgenesis) is a disorder of sexual development associated with abnormalities in the development of the genitals. Those who have it have a male chromosome kit but develop internal and external female genitalia.

It is usually diagnosed in adolescence when patients develop normal external female genitalia, but no pubertal development.

Internal genitals, specifically the ovaries, are associated with a higher risk of developing abdominal tumors and therefore their removal is recommended. In adolescence, hormone replacement treatment is indicated.

Women who have Swyer's syndrome can become pregnant because they have a uterus. However, since they do not have ovaries, the oocytes can only come from an anonymous donor.

Suggested for you: Swyer Syndrome: Causes, Clinical Manifestations and Pregnancy.

Dra. Marta Zermiani
Dra. Marta Zermiani
Gynecologist
Graduated in Medicine and Surgery from the Università degli Studi di Padova in Italy, specializing in Gynecology and Obstetrics at the Hospital Universitario de Bellvitge in Barcelona. Specialist in Assisted Reproduction with 4 years experience and currently a gynecologist at Clinica Tambre in Madrid.
Licence number: 280847526
Gynecologist. Graduated in Medicine and Surgery from the Università degli Studi di Padova in Italy, specializing in Gynecology and Obstetrics at the Hospital Universitario de Bellvitge in Barcelona. Specialist in Assisted Reproduction with 4 years experience and currently a gynecologist at Clinica Tambre in Madrid. Licence number: 280847526.
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