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Can you have an identical twin but who have different eye colors from one another?

Can you have an identical twin but who have different eye colors from one another?

Yes: Albeit a weak answer.... Eye color can change during your lifetime due to a whole host i reasons. So although at birth identical twins would theoretically have the same color eyes, that may change over time. ...Read more

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Are conjoined twins attached at the head considered one person?

Are conjoined twins attached at the head considered one person?

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

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Could one twin moved into the head down position after I give birth to the first twin?

Could one twin moved into the head down position after I give birth to the first twin?

Well: Depending on the doc, a vaginal breech extraction can be performed on twin 2 if twin 1 paves the way. If vtx/ breech it would likely b #2 a breech extraction. Most docs go for the section because we have less experience with breech delivery. At times it's no so clear, baby 2 may be transverse and come down either way. Most docs go for the section on twins unless both r head down, not unwise. ...Read more

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Do I have to try a vaginal birth if I am expecting twins? Can i choose a c-section even if first one is head down?

Do I have to try a vaginal birth if I am expecting twins? Can i choose a c-section even if first one is head down?

Great question: Most ob's i work with consider vaginal birth for twins only with women who are delivering early and with all favorable indicators. They rather deliver them c-section than worry about the second twin hanging up in delivery. Discuss this with your OB and have a game plan ahead of time.Coming in during early labor may give you the most options. ...Read more

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My 6month old daughter has a dimple under each eye. She is a twin and was born at 36w. Is this normal or should I worry?

My 6month old daughter has a dimple under each eye. She is a twin and was born at 36w. Is this normal or should I worry?

Likely normal: Your 6 month old daughter should have been seen by the pediatrician at least 5 times (birth, 2 wk, 2mo, 4mo, 6mo) for well checks - that is a pretty good indicator to me that what you are noticing on the face is likely normal; however, impossible to say with certainty without seeing it. Ask her pediatrician who can examine her. ...Read more

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Is a10cm increase in head circumference in 16weeks something to be alarmed about? My twin boys heads have gone from 32cm(at birth) to 42cm in 16weeks

Is a10cm increase in head circumference in 16weeks something to be alarmed about?  My twin boys heads have gone from 32cm(at birth) to 42cm in 16weeks

Yes: Head circumference is expected to inrease 1/2 in (1.77 cm) per month in the first 4 months. Rapid increase in head size could be a sign of hydrocephalus. Have them evaluated. ...Read more

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Can I have twins at home if head first?

Can I have twins at home if head first?

Things to ponder: About 1/2 of twins deliver before 36 wks & 1/2 of them go to the intensive care unit for respiratory distress & spend a week or more. If the 1st or 2nd twin comes butt first, its head pinches down on the blood flow of the umbilical cord which can cause lack of oxygen/damage. You face at least 1hour delay in transport to a hospital when something goes bad & that can be fatal. ...Read more

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My aunt died from stage 4 pancreatic cancer in 03/2013. She has an identical twin sister-is she at higher risk? She had the different one than swayze

Perhaps: Only a small number of pancreatic cancers are thought to be hereditary. The majority occur without a family history. There are several types of pancreatic cancer and I do not know what type mr. Swayze had. ...Read more

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Daughter is 8 -3 week ago had strep then her twin had it both used antibiotics now she has a fever of 102 has pain in arms legs head throat is it back?

Daughter is 8 -3 week ago had strep then her twin had it both used antibiotics now she has a fever of 102 has pain in arms legs head throat is it back?

Maybe,maybe not: The most common cause of fever and throat infections are viral, with strep being a worrisome possibility. If one or both have been exposed to a strep carrier after their earlier infection, they can get it again. It can also co-exist with mono. ...Read more

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What to do if I have 2 different colors in one eye?

What to do if I have 2 different colors in one eye?

Monitor it: You should have it monitored by an ophthalmologist. The issue is whether you have had it since birth (usually caused by an iris nevus) or if it is a new finding. I suggest always wearing sun glasses for protection. Photos can be performed in the doctors office of the freckle to monitor it. It is usually a benign condition and should only be treated if the freckle changes in size or appearance. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have one part of your eye be a different color?

Is it normal to have one part of your eye be a different color?

Maybe: It is possible to have pigment variations in the iris that are benign. An ophthalmologist can determine if this the situation in your particular case. ...Read more

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Can identical twins have their menarche come at different times?

Can identical twins have their menarche come at different times?

Menarche: Yes. Just because they're identical genetically does not mean they'll do everything the same. Other factors contribute to puberty-timing, like weight gain. A bone-age x-ray can predict pubertal delay. ...Read more

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What type of head injury causes vision in one eye to be different?

What type of head injury causes vision in one eye to be different?

Optic nerve injury: If the vision in only one eye is affected this can be explained by anatomy. Usually it means damage to the optic nerve from the back of the eyeball to the place in the middle of the skull where the two nerves cross (chiasm). This can arise from injury such as an optic canal fracture causing traumatic optic neuropathy affecting only on eye. ...Read more

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My eye size different sudnly what can i do my city scan reports are normal one eye are small aid comparesion to other eye?

My eye size different sudnly what can i do my city scan reports are normal one eye are small aid comparesion to other eye?

Relax!: One side of your body is NOT the same as the other!
Ever see what it looks like when each half is exactly mirrored???? Looks like TWO DIFFERENT PEOPLE!

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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I was preparing a lot of different foods for a big party at my house & my face starting getting itchy & blotchy. One of my eyes is swollen & runny.

I was preparing a lot of different foods for a big party at my house & my face starting getting itchy & blotchy. One of my eyes is swollen & runny.

Allergy: With so many different foods it may be difficult to determine the culprit but the blotchy and itchy rash along with swelling suggests an allergic type reaction. Try to make a list of things you were incontact with while it is still fresh and then go for allergy testing. Continue the Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and get help if it gets worse this can be life threatening. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with sjrogen's disease and want to know how is this treated as the symptoms I have are different than the main ones-dryness of eyes and mouth.?

I have been diagnosed with sjrogen's disease and want to know how is this treated as the symptoms I have are different than the main ones-dryness of eyes and mouth.?

Dry eyes are common: Sjogren's is typically dry eyes, dry mouth and possibly arthritis. It is an autoimmune condition where the lacrimal gland is invaded by autoimmune cells, causing moderate to severe dryness. I usually start Restasis eye drops twice daily to help prevent worsening. Talk to your eye doctor if this seems appropriate for you. ...Read more

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I'm nearsighted in one eye and farsigted in the other eye, will I need two different contacts?

Monovision: Depends on visual needs and current visual acuity uncorrected, plus presence of presbyopia. See an optometrist. ...Read more

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How can identical twins be very different sizes?

How can identical twins be very different sizes?

Identical twins: Identical twins share a placenta. It certain circumstances the amount of placental blood flow to one twin may be more than to the other twin. That effects the growth of the twins. ...Read more

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Heterochromia in one identical twin, not the other. Are they fraternal?

Heterochromia in one identical twin, not the other. Are they fraternal?

Not necessarily.: Identical vs. Fraternal twins are archaic terms that no longer apply to the modern perinatal terminology., however are still generally true and understandable to lay people. The color of eyes is not the determining factor in zygocity or chorionicity of twins - check prenatal records and placental pathology! ...Read more

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Do myopic eyes appear different than normal ones?

Do myopic eyes appear different than normal ones?

Not externally: Unless you are very highly myopic, there is no visible difference. Myopic eyes tend to be slightly longer than non myopic eyes but this is something that can be measured, not seen with the naked eye. ...Read more

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Are your eyes usually both the same prescription or different from one another?

Mostly close: Most eyes have prescriptions that are relatively similar.
Much less common are those with a high difference between the two eyes but this is uncommon. ...Read more

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Why do some people have one color for one eye and a different color for the other?

Why do some people have one color for one eye and a different color for the other?

Usually nerve damage: The development of the adult color depends upon the presence of a normal sympathetic input to the eyes. If this is impaired, usually by injury and sometimes by vascular or tumor compression, then that eye will be light in color compared to the other. There are a few rare condtions that will also do this. ...Read more

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Could my ambiopia be caused by me having 2 differenct color eyes? Lt is brown, rt is blue on top brown on bottom.. Rt one is my problem eye.

Could my ambiopia be caused by me having 2 differenct color eyes? Lt is brown, rt is blue on top brown on bottom.. Rt one is my problem eye.

Not related: Amblyopia, usually defined as poor vision in one eye without anatomical abnormality, would not likely be related to differences in eye color. The changes you describe could be from an iris nevus (like a "birthmark") or some other uncommon eye problems. Have a thorough eye examination by an ophthalmologist to sort it out. ...Read more

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Identical twins have the same DNA sequence, then how would you explain the different patches of sweat glands, can you explain?

Identical twins have the same DNA sequence, then how would you explain the different patches of sweat glands, can you explain?

We're complicated: The twins share the same DNA sequence but going from a fertilized egg to splitting into multiple cells to form a human can be influenced by several factors that can lead to individual differences. I found this article very helpful in answering your question.

http://multiples.about.com/od/funfacts/a/differenttwins.htm ...Read more