Fetal Transfusion Syndrome is a condition that only occurs on identical twins. This is characterized by a direct transference of blood from one fetus to the other in the woman's womb during pregnancy.
In this kind of cases, the donor twin is the one who is usually born smaller, dehydrated and anemic while the other is larger and is polycythemic that has too much blood and have high blood pressure.
This condition can cause cardiac failure to both the twins and they will need medications to strengthen their heart function.
Here are the Symptoms of Fetal Transfusion Syndrome:
- when the identical twins have different sizes
- pallor in the smaller twin
- plethora in the larger twin