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what should i do if my ultrasound didnt detect one of my twins

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricia Rogers
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
That can happen.: The more important question is "are the twins okay?" repeat ultrasounds and see your obstetrician frequently to insure they are healthy.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Toppin
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: In general it is common for one twin to be slightly larger than the other. In some rare cases it can be a problem ( usually with identical ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Dr. Paul Velt answered
41 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Go away: Usually when there are twin sacs and only one develops, the body may absorb it. Ocasionally the obstetrician will take care of the sac
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Unlikely: If you got an ultrasound they would have been able to see both fetuses if you were having twins.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Early on--: There really wouldn't be obvious ways to know it is twins.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Possible: To have identical twins with one sac.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Bosin
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Two Sacs: Human twinning is very common. In fact, ultrasound has shown that it is more common that previously thought. Many times one of the fetus will fail t ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Not to worry.: I can tell this is a highly desired and anticipated pregnancy and offer you my congratulation on the success thus far. As you know, things can still g ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ultrasound is best: In this age of technology, Ob/Gyns rely on ultrasound to know if you are having twins. Measurements of your abdomen might provide a hint if you are g ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Jurewitz
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Twin sacs: You will need to have a few more scans over the coming weeks. It is possible that it was too early to see the fetus/heartbeat of both or either twin. ... Read More
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