Symptoms of twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome

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Twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome can develop without the pregnant woman presenting any symptoms. When they do manifest, the most common ones are:

Abdominal distention

Abdominal distension. There is an increase in abdominal volume at a notably quicker rate than during a normal pregnancy as it occurs in just a few days, plus it is often painful due to abdominal pressure.

Woman with contractions in pregnancy

Contractions. The increased amount of amniotic fluid in the recipient foetus’ sac can induce contractions, which are characterised by a feeling of abdominal pressure and hardening of the lower abdomen.

Substantiated information by:

Mar Bennasar Sans
María Marí Guasch

Published: 20 February 2018
Updated: 20 February 2018

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