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Is ttn something that will resolve on its own?

Is ttn something that will resolve on its own?

Yes: Transient tachypnea of the newborn is transient. Once the extra fluid clears from the lungs the problem resolves. Unfortunately sometimes it takes few days ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Transient Tachypnea Of The Newborn (Definition)

Transient tachypnea of the newborn (TTN) is a parenchymal lung disorder characterized by pulmonary edema resulting from delayed resorption and clearance of fetal alveolar fluid. TTN is a common cause of respiratory distress in the immediate newborn period. It is thought to be ...Read more


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What are longterm effects of ttn?

What are longterm effects of ttn?

Transient tachypnea: Ttn or transient tachypnea of the newborn is usually a mild transitional process where a newborn delivered from a very short labor or a c-section breaths very rapidly & may need some oxygen for a period. Most will clear within a day or two & return to a normal status. After a few days, no x-ray findings or other signs would mark this kid as different from a normal newborn. ...Read more

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What is ttn vs bpd?

What is ttn vs bpd?

Short v long term pb: Ttn is a short term event with rapid breathing & possible oxygen use that will clear without long term scaring. Bpd bronchopulmonary dysplasia implys an injury to the lung tissue from pressures &/or oxygen needed to treat oxygen deficiency that may take years to heal if ever. ...Read more

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Does my baby need to go to the hospital for ttn?

Does my baby need to go to the hospital for ttn?

See below: Ttn is seen often with rapid c-section deliveries but if the child was born outside the hospital and the respirations are looking labored at all, get to the er asap. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my newborn has TTN and a pneumothorax?

TTN and PTX: TTN is transient tachypnea of the newborn. It typically will resolve with time and usually requires only supportive care. Some infants may be born with retained fluid in their lungs and natural mechanisms to balance fluids are in place. The pneumothorax or collapsed lung, may be due to delivery and pressure on the baby's chest. The treatment depends upon the extent of the pneumothorax. ...Read more

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What does ttn have to do with the fact that we were delivered by c-section?

Water in baby's lung: The baby lives in amniotic fluid which is also in the baby's lungs. When a baby is born thru the birth canal, the fluid is squeezed out of the lungs. When a baby is taken from mom's tummy , the fluid is still present and can cause a temporary shortness of breath in the baby. This is called ttn. ...Read more

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How can cesarean delivery be a possible risk factor for ttn or respiratory distress syndrome?

How can cesarean delivery be a possible risk factor for ttn or respiratory distress syndrome?

Not squeezed: Normal vaginal delivery squeezes some of the fluid in the lung spaces out during passage through the birth canal. C-sections alows that fluid to remain and thereby can cause a poor exchange of oxygen. Ttn uaually resolves on its own with supportive care. Ttn can also happen with a normal delivery but less often. ...Read more

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6 month old has extra cerebralspinal fluid. Im told will resolve on its own. Is this true? What if left untreated?He has fluctuating anterior fontanel

6 month old has extra cerebralspinal fluid. Im told will resolve on its own. Is this true? What if left untreated?He has fluctuating anterior fontanel

Extra ???: The spinal fluid is produced continuously through life at about a tablespoonful per hour by structures in the brain. It circulates through it's normal pathway & is absorbed into the circulation from the brain surface. Blockage of flow must be opened or structures distort but the body adjusts to fluctuations in fluid amount.True excess production will produce rapid head growth & need surgery. ...Read more