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Can vanishing twin be found if we wait a week?

Can vanishing twin be found if we wait a week?

Generally not.: If you are really early in the first trimester, poor imaging may be confusing and suggest vanishing twin, where there isn't any. In such cases, it never hurts to look again in a week to make sure the correct diagnosis is entertained. ...Read more

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My wife pregnant with Monoamniotic dichronic twin.weight difference is@32week F1(1800)&F2(1200). TodayF2 showing FHS -ve ,We should operate or wait?

My wife pregnant with Monoamniotic dichronic twin.weight difference is@32week F1(1800)&F2(1200). TodayF2 showing FHS -ve ,We should operate or wait?

Specialist : Individual cases need to be discussed one on one especially in a high risk pregnancy like this,. I'm also not sure what some of your abbreviations mean so it would be inappropriate to offer commentary. Contact your obgyn for guidance ...Read more

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Vanishing twin syndrome lost at 7 weeks. What is the likelihood that remaining twin will have something wrong with it?

Vanishing twin syndrome lost at 7 weeks. What is the likelihood that remaining twin will have something wrong with it?

Pretty small: The chances of a genetic defect in the remaining twin is very small as long as it continues to develop. On most occasions the surviving twin got the majority of the placental perfusion and that is why it is still present and hopefully growing. ...Read more

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Vanishing twin syndrome (lost at 5+ weeks), what is the likelihood of the remaining twin having something wrong with it?

Vanishing twin syndrome (lost at 5+ weeks), what is the likelihood of the remaining twin having something wrong with it?

Increased risk LBW: Compared to singletons, the surviving twin of VTS is at slightly greater risk of premature delivery, low birth weight and, for twin loss after 8 weeks gestation there is an increased risk for cerebral palsy. Loss of a twin at five weeks greatly reduces the risk for the surviving twin to have any adverse consequences. ...Read more

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At 12 weeks scan the ultrasound technician saw that the baby has penetrated the empty sac of the vanishing twin.how can this be?

At 12 weeks scan the ultrasound technician saw that the baby has penetrated the empty sac of the vanishing twin.how can this be?

Clarification: I would schedule a visit with your doctor to ask for clarification on the sonogram findings. This is such a specific question it requires someone to view the images of the sonogram to be able to interpret the results ...Read more

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Im 39 & 6 weeks preg. W/ twins. How concerned should I be about vanishing twin syndrome? What should I expect at my visit in 2 weeks. Im really scared

Im 39 & 6 weeks preg. W/ twins. How concerned should I be about vanishing twin syndrome? What should I expect at my visit in 2 weeks. Im really scared

Worrying will not : Help the matter any. Vanishing of one of the twin is being recognized more often due to the common use of ultrasound in early pregnancy. I understand your being concerned, but that will not affect the outcome. Please see this site for information on this topic. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/271818-overview. ...Read more

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Found small structure in uterus in7 week along with one healthy embryo with good heart beat could it b a vanishing twin?

Found small structure in uterus in7 week along with one healthy embryo with good heart beat could it b a vanishing twin?

Yes: You should definitely have a follow-up ultrasound soon. Check with your OB as to when. Don't be surprised if you have a little spotting. ...Read more

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At 12 weeks the ultrasound technician saw that my fetus has penetrated the empty sac of the vanishing twin.how could this be?

At 12 weeks the ultrasound technician saw that my fetus has penetrated the empty sac of the vanishing twin.how could this be?

Good question: I am not sure what the ultrasound technician may have meant if he/she really stated the surviving fetus has penetrated the empty sac of the vanishing twin. If he/she is implying that the membranes of the vanishing twin are somehow wrapping around the surviving fetus, then this is a situation that you would want to have clarified by a Maternal Fetal Medicine specialist. Discuss a referral. ...Read more

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Will a vanishing twin (lost at 7 weeks) affect the results of first trimester Down's syndrome blood testing?

Will a vanishing twin (lost at 7 weeks) affect the results of first trimester Down's syndrome blood testing?

Unlikely: These tests rely on the active production of various markers in the blood and so a demised twin this early on will be unlikely to affect the test. These tests however, should be interpreted in the setting of a screening ultrasound to help better understand the risk. That being said, no test is ever 100% accurate, though they are useful. Consultation with a genetic counselor will help. ...Read more