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What are the tests for twin-twin transfusion syndrome?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
Ultrasound.: Determining the type of twins and their condition by prenatal ultrasound is the only way to diagnose ttts.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Clinical label: If a prenatal ultrasound shows one fetus larger than the other, you expect the process to be involved. Once it is detected, they often repeat the study often to see how much it affects the smaller twin. At some point they may decide to deliver early to prevent loss of the smaller baby.

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A 47-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of twin-twin transfusion syndrome?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
Large uterus.: Rapidly enlarging uterus is the hallmark of ttts and results from massive polyhydramnios in the recipient's gestational sac. Prompt expert medical care can help avoid death to both twins.
A 31-year-old member asked:

What is twin-twin transfusion syndrome?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
AKA TTTS: Ttts is when twins share abnormal blood vessel connections allowing one baby to "steal" blood from the other. Another name for this syndrome is poly/oli twins because one will have too much amniotic fluid (polyhydramnios) and the other too little fluid (oligohydramnios.) this is a high risk situation that will need to be carefully monitored by serial ultrasound and may require early delivery.

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