Top 20 Doctor insights on: Medicine for twin to twin transfusion
Amnioreduction.: Before laser therapy became trendy for ttts management, serial amnioreductions with or without amnioseptostomy were successfully used to increase perinatal survival in such complicated twin pregnancies. The decrease of amniotic fluid volume in the recipient's sac alleviates the pressure on the placenta and helps prolong the pregnancy while avoiding fetal demise; neurological damage can still occur. ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read more
When blood from one twin is going to the other twin. One twin grows the other does not
twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome
ttts; fetal transfusion syndrome
last reviewed: september 12, 2011.
Twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (ttts) is a rare condition that occurs only in identical twins while they are in the womb.
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
ttts occurs when blood moves from one twin. ...Read more
Perfect twins by. Csect.; wife alert, /but placenta removal: severe hem 4.5l &, bp=29/15 no transfusion wife unconscious ever since -> now 32 hours?
You need answers.: Please understand that I am a family physician, not an obstetrician. If I understand you, your wife had a serious post-partum hemorrhage after a c-section delivery of twins. I would imagine that blood would be given unless there was a specific reason not to. My questions would pertain to her neurological status, and the possibility of bleeding into her pituitary gland. Talk with the doctors asap. ...Read more
I had to have 2 blood transfusions in December '16 after a surgery. Since then I can't take hardly any of the medicines I used to take without getting violently ill. Could the Blood Transfusions have something to do with all of this? Thank you!
No: Blood transfusion does not cause difficulty to take your medicine, see your doctor to be evaluated to find the cause so be treated. ...Read more
When treatment will come for thallassemia except transfusion and BMT? When it will possible i.e treatment will made through medicine.
BMT: Only treatment is BMT, and transfusion is when Hb is low. ...Read more
People have anti-rejection drugs for organ replacement why can't you have the same for blood transfusions?
Is a simple HIV antibody blood test enough for virgins not involved in drugs n blood transfusion to confirm absence of hiv? Not had any sex untill now.
If you have not had sex, have not injected drugs, have not received blood transfusions, and have not been injected with any thing by some one other than a doctor, you do not need an HIV test.
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I made a check up all tests ok except for haemoglobin 5.7, pcv 18.2 and rbcs count 2.08, do I need blood transfusion or medicine with food are enough?
What are pros cons of drug procrit (epoetin alfa) to treat 88 year-old man whose chronic leukemia is now becoming acute where he needs transfusions every two weeks?
Limited value: Procrit (epoetin alfa) is commonly used in patients with cancer. But it is not always effective as it helps to raise red cell counts (hb) in most pateints but takes 4-6 weeks before it has any visible benefit. A patient with acute leukemia has more urgent needs which are best met with a blood transfusion as needed. But his age is against him to achieve much benefit from anything further that can be done for him. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer