'Twin Blood Issue Worrying'

Twin to twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS), a complication of disproportionate blood supply to the foetuses

Published: 08th December 2013 07:28 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th December 2013 07:28 AM   |  A+A-


Twin to twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS), a complication of disproportionate blood supply to the foetuses that results in high morbidity and mortality among identical twins has become a major concern, Dr Prathima Radhakrishnan, director and consultant in Fetal Medicine MRCOG said at a walkathon organised by Ima Fetal Care and the Bangalore Fetal Medicine Centre, held at Cubbon Park on Saturday.

She said, “Late marriages, stress and career centric lifestyles has led to a rise in infertility among urban couples. There is an increased rate of multiple births due to infertility treatments and a higher rate of identical twins in women. Women must learn the warning signs of twin transfusion syndrome. Questions need to be asked at each ultrasound session about the available treatment options,” she advised.

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