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Doctor insights on: Does Vanishing Twin Syndrome Cause Disseminated Intravascular Coagulopathy

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Do lots of people get disseminated intravascular coagulopathy, or is it unusual?

Do lots of people get disseminated intravascular coagulopathy, or is it unusual?

DIC: Disseminated intravascular coagulopathy (dic) is very rare outside the intensive care unit or in patients who are very sick. Dic is usually seen in patients with overwhelming infections that lead to multiple organ failure, therfore, it is typically seen in a patient with serious infection who is sick enough to required intensive care management. Patients who have dic have a very high risk of death. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Vanishing Twin Syndrome (Definition)

Vanishing twin syndrome is a condition where one fetus dies within the uterus and is partially or completely reabsorbed ...Read more


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How can I treat disseminated intravascular coagulopathy?

Dont do this at home: Dic is seen in patients who are seriously ill (usually due to serious infections) and who end up in the intensive care unit. The managment of dic is very complex and involve the right balance of administration of blood products and correction of the udnerlying disease that has led to the dic and should be left to physicians who are experts in intensive care. ...Read more

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Whats disseminated intravascular coagulopathy?

DIC: Disseminated intravascular coagulation (dic) is a complex systemic thrombohemorrhagic disorder involving the generation of intravascular fibrin and the consumption of procoagulants and platelets. The resultant clinical condition is characterized by intravascular coagulation and hemorrhage. ...Read more

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What are the tests for disseminated intravascular coagulopathy?

What are the tests for disseminated intravascular coagulopathy?

See below: Examination of peripheral blood smear, platelet count, fibrin degradation products, fibrinogen level are among the common tests used in arriving at a diagnosis of dic. ...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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I had slight bleeding but no pain or clots. Was told it was miscarriage could it be possible vanishing twin syndrome?

I had slight bleeding but no pain or clots. Was told it was miscarriage could it be possible vanishing twin syndrome?

Probably not: however, you could ask your doctor to check your serum HCG levels if you wanted to rule this out. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of vanishing twin syndrome and is there a way to predict this condition?

What are the symptoms of vanishing twin syndrome and is there a way to predict this condition?

None.: Vanishing twin syndrome is probably much more common that people think; it results in a singleton pregnancy and current evidence suggests it is rather the norm than the exception. No test can predict this, only serial prenatal sonograms can document it. ...Read more

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Eggs splice, or the two fraternal twins suffer from vanishing twin syndrome and the twin literally absorbs the other twin, what does this mean?

Eggs splice, or the two fraternal twins suffer from vanishing twin syndrome and the twin literally absorbs the other twin, what does this mean?

Conjoined placenta: Unfortunately, the placenta often becomes shared between the twins and the one with the better access to the cotyledons of the placenta thrives and the other twin does not. An alternate scenario is when the two fraternal fetal twins are joined together but one does not develop as well as the other prior to placental development in the first trimester. ...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

Dr. Arthur Balin
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