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Can a yolk sac be mistaken for a twin pregnancy in 8 week ultrasound?

Can a yolk sac be mistaken for a twin pregnancy in 8 week ultrasound?

Hope Not!: By 8 weeks, it should be fairly easy to see 2 fetuses with their own hearts. This is a good time to define number of gestational sacs and placental disposition. Exactly what are the credentials of the person doing the sono? That is very important. ...Read more

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Pregnancy Ultrasound (Definition)

Ultrasound had allowed the visualization of internal structures of the body in a non-invasive manner. Ultrasound therefore is a good tool for the evaluation of pregnancies. Pregnancy ultrasound can be performed in all phases of pregnancy. Early ones are mainly used for confirmation of the pregnancy as well as confirming dates. Later ones can identify problems in the organ ...Read more


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Could it take longer to see pregnancy through transvaginal ultrasound in case of having twin pregnancy ?

Could it take longer to see pregnancy through transvaginal ultrasound in case of having twin pregnancy ?

No : Having a twin pregnancy would have no impact on when you could see it via ultrasound. A pregnancy can usually be seen 6-7 weeks after your last period. ...Read more

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How late can you detect a heartbeat from twin pregnancy with transvaginal ultra sound? If demise of one twin will other twin have issues?

How late can you detect a heartbeat from twin pregnancy with transvaginal ultra sound? If demise of one twin will other twin have issues?

Twin is high risk..: Generally, embryonic cardiac activity is seen between 5 and 6 menstrual weeks of pregnancy - single or twins or triplets. If both fetuses share a single placenta (monochorionic, monoamniotic placentation), and if one is demised, the other will likely have problems. A main concern is the effects of twin-twin transfusion. ...Read more

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Can a pregnancy ultrasound miss a twin? I had an early (8 weeks) ultrasound and the doctor said she couldn't rule out twins at this point. Could another baby really be "hiding"? Only one heartbeat detected, so i don't know what to expect.

Can a pregnancy ultrasound miss a twin? I had an early (8 weeks) ultrasound and the doctor said she couldn't rule out twins at this point.  Could another baby really be "hiding"?  Only one heartbeat detected, so i don't know what to expect.

Possible twins: The fetus is "really small" at 8 weeks, and another could be hiding. Usually they won't say something like that unless there is some hint at twins though, unless it's really a thing they always add to protect themselves. I'd ask why they said that. If it's standard language, don't worry about it. Otherwise, there might be something they were looking at. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to have twin pregnancy after cs by 6 months?

Is it dangerous to have twin pregnancy after cs by 6 months?

Maybe: Your doctor will discuss your particular case and explain all options and risk factors. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to have twin pregnancy after cs by 6 months ?

Is it dangerous to have twin pregnancy after cs by 6 months ?

Yes.: If i understand you correctly, you are pregnant within 6 months of delivering via cesarean section and were just diagnosed with twins? If that is the case, you have a very high-risk pregnancy for preterm birth, uterine rupture, anemia, fetal growth abnormalities, hypertension, diabetes, previa/accreta. Please see a maternal-fetal medicine specialist asap to explore all reproductive options! ...Read more

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Is walking for 60 min per day at week 21 okay still with a twin pregnancy or is it too long?

Definitely okay: So long as your doctor has not told you that there is a reason you should not be walking or exercising in pregnancy, walking is great. Even 60 min a day. Exercise in pregnancy actually decreases your risks in pregnancy, so that's great you're committed to a healthy pregnancy. If you were to bleed/spot or start cramping, let your doctor know, asap. Good luck and have a great twin pregnancy! ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Sonogram (Definition)

The sonogram is a test that looks at body organs with no radiation. It uses sound waves and can give us a 2 dimensional view of organs such as the kidney, liver, heart, and lungs. It can define spaces that are either solid or full of fluid. I can also guide large needles into an organ or near the spine, and can help define the area being cut open. Its a ...Read more


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Pregnancy (Definition)

If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more


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