Transient Tachypnea of Newborn
The doctor will look at your pregnancy and labor history. A physical exam of the baby will be done.
An oxygen sensor may be placed on the baby's foot to find out how much oxygen is making it into the blood from the lungs. A chest x-ray may be done to look for signs of fluid.
TTN may not be diagnosed until the symptoms go away. This may not be until three days after birth.
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a (TTN; Wet Lungs; Type II Respiratory Distress Syndrome; Retained Fetal Lung Fluid; Transient RDS)
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