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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Goodman
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Mono/di twins can only come from the same embryo, so they are always identical. They will also have a shared placenta which can have blood vessels tha ... Read More
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A 63-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
The same.: Monozygotic dichorionic is another term for monochorionic diamniotic twins. They are expected to be genetically identical in both cases because they c ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Gardner
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Yes. Mono/mono are more difficult twins.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
5 months?: 300-500 grams at 21-22 weeks - please specify question in weeks not months for more details.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
1 placenta 2 sacs: Single placenta, 2 amniotic sacs, one for each twin
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
46 years experience in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Risk: Risk of pregnancy loss with cvs and amniocentesis are equivalent. That's been shown by four different studies. In experienced hands the loss rate is s ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Finke
14 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: While the diagnosis may be suspected, it can only be confirmed by close examination of the placentas or genetic testing before/after delivery. Usuall ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: With fraternal twins each baby has its own placenta
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
27 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Placenta & Twins: A dichorionic, diamniotic (di-di) twin placentation indicates that these are fraternal twins and not identical twins. Two separate eggs were fertiliz ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
31 years experience in Pathology
no: Placenta previa is an obstetric complication in which the placenta is inserted partially or wholly in lower uterine segment.It can sometimes occur in ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience in Pediatrics
Twins: Not necessarily. Personality-wise, there is a pair of identical twins in my practice who have different personalities. One is an extrovert and athleti ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience in Fertility Medicine
What: Is your question? This is just information with no question asked.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carolyn Thompson
27 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not always: They would be no more likely to look alike than any other siblings.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
46 years experience in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
CVS: The chorionic villus can be grown in tissue culture and tested for chromosomal abnormalities or tested for a genetic disease, such as cystic fibrosis.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Concerning: This is concerning for a molar pregnancy. At the very least a repeat ultrasound should be done since it could be an early multiple gestation or develo ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Braden Richmond
28 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Relatively.....: Amniocentesis is invasive, and the risk of ruptured membranes, and possible miscarriage, is at the rate of 1/110-1/200. There is the risk of misinfo ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
First trimester: Cvs can be performed as early as 9 to 12 weeks of gestation - compared to amniocentesis that is usually done at 1bout 15 weeks.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neeoo Chin
39 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Yes: Usually fraternal or non-identical twins can be hereditary. More often in this day and age twins and higher order birth are related to fertility medic ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Early accidental dev: Conjoined twins result from incomplete division of two embryonic discs at very early postconceptional age. They are an accident in early human develop ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicole Bullock
16 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes.: A transvaginal sonogram is typically the best way to diagnose placenta previa. The exam should be gentle and fairly fast. There may be some spotting a ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Some do some don't: If two twins share the same sac, they're identical. (almost always works.) the pathologist who examines the placenta can tell. Identical twins can hav ... Read More
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