Top 20 Doctor insights on: Boy girl conjoined twins
Good one - no.: Although your question has metaphysical attributes, I would say that clearly cephalopagus conjoined twins are two genetically identical individuals fused at the head, but having separate brain anatomy and psyche. ...Read more
Conjoined twins are identical twins whose bodies are connected to each other, which is a rare phenomenon. Most conjoined twins are stillborn or die shortly after birth. Some surviving conjoined twins can be surgically separated. Conjoined twins develop when a single fertilized egg only partially splits into twin fetuses, or when an egg splits into twins but ...Read more
Varies: Depends on the degree and site of joining. It can be as simple as a skin tube with a few vessels in it, to sharing internal organs and fusion of the crest of the skulls. The surgery to separate each in creases in complexity and sometimes would require the sacrifice of one for instance if there were only one brain or one heart. ...Read more
Expect that this: Would be managed through a C section. ...Read more
When conjoined twins are separated and survive the surgery do they still have the same average life span as would a baby born un conjoined?
Depends: Often conjoined twins share organs and other structures that are vital for living a normal life. It would depend on how they are conjoined. Generally their life expectancy would be lower and moreso in 1 twin. Please ask your pediatric surgeon for guidance. He/she would be the best to know. All the best with this difficult dilemma. ...Read more
Uncomfortably.: The few historically reported non-separated conjoined twins that survived to adulthood had even fewer instances of marriage and I can only imagine that their intimate relations were not comfortable as they could not have been private. ...Read more
Case reports only.: Most such cases die. The exceptions serve to illustrate this rule and are few and far between. ...Read more
How indeed?: By bending a lot of rules of society, ethics and even physics, I am sure. ...Read more
They both die.: Unless they can be emergently/urgently separated with the focus on maximizing the survivor's chance of independent living, both conjoined twins die when one dies. ...Read more
Conjoined twins: The term "Siamese twins" isn't used medically any longer and may be considered a somewhat crude term for conjoined twins who are identical twins who did not fully separate from each other in the very early stages of development during gestation (prior to birth). Identical twins are really natural "clones"-- a single fertilized egg that split early long before birth into two fully separated beings. ...Read more
Unless very: Superficial connection, both twins are likely to die if not separated. ...Read more
Twins: If you are having twins then there is about 1/3 chance that they will be of the same gender as it would be from monozygote ie one egg and one sperm thus you have a 2/3 chance that there are 2 eggs (Dizygotic) and if they are dizygotic there is about 50 percent chance that they will be of different genders so in short you have a 1/3 chance of carrying twins of different genders. If you do not know ...Read more
What to do if I have 7 month old twins, girl is great but boy is a nightmare. He cries constantly, even when being held.?
I have twins a boy n girl of12 yrs. In weight n height they r lesser then a normal child. How to improve there health any medicine?
Probably normal: Especially since you have twins and both of them are lower on the growth curve for height and weight this is likely a normal pattern of growth. You would still need to have a discussion with you pediatrician to make sure, but there a certain number of kids who are above or below the curves and it is a normal pattern of growth. ...Read more
My15 months old twins are still not on the chart. Boy is 16 lbs and girl is 18 lbs. They are eating fine, but no progress. Are there any supplements?
Yes: Although it has long been held that monochorionic twins are always identical (monozygotic), there are rare reports of monochorionic/diamniotic twins that are non-identical (dizygotic). This is more common in pregnancies achieved through assisted reproduction (ivf), but is still exceedingly rare. Almost all non-identical twins are dichorionic/diamniotic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Same way every time: Urban myth may have you believe you can pre-select your offspring but that is bogus. If you go the test tube baby route you might be able to pretest embryos & have them implanted, but that is tedious & expensive. You get pregnant & get whatever the successful sperm has made. (the sperm determines the sex)you have the same chance for boy or girl any pregnancy. ...Read more