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Could an inutero twin death cause fetal lobulation in the surviving twin ?

Could an inutero twin death cause fetal lobulation in the surviving twin ?

Are you referring: to fetal lobulation of the kidneys? That is a normal anatomic variant, not related to an in utero twin. ...Read more

Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
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Transfusions (Definition)

Sometimes babies are given whole blood to supply what they are lacking, and sometimes only components of blood, such as platelets or ...Read more


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After healthy heart rates are identified in identical twins, what is the probability of a vanishing twin?

After healthy heart rates are identified in identical twins, what is the probability of a vanishing twin?

Fairly common: A conservative estimate of frequency is that vanishing twin syndrome occurs in 21-30% of multifetal pregnancies. More commonly identified now that first trimester ultrasound is widely used. There are no known preventive measures since the loss usually occurs because of cord implantation abnormalities. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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What are the risks of disseminated intravascular coagulation after a single fetal demise @ 28 weeks. This a triplet pregnancy - trichorion/triamnio?

What are the risks of disseminated intravascular coagulation after a single fetal demise @  28 weeks.
This a triplet pregnancy - trichorion/triamnio?

I am truly sorry: for a loss of one of your Fetus. At 28 weeks with the advent of Modern medicine and Technology survival rate of other fituses are 100%. All the best ...Read more

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What is twin-twin transfusion syndrome?

What is twin-twin transfusion syndrome?

AKA TTTS: Ttts is when twins share abnormal blood vessel connections allowing one baby to "steal" blood from the other. Another name for this syndrome is poly/oli twins because one will have too much amniotic fluid (polyhydramnios) and the other too little fluid (oligohydramnios.) this is a high risk situation that will need to be carefully monitored by serial ultrasound and may require early delivery. ...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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What causes growth hormone deficiency in a fraternal twin (female)?

What causes growth hormone deficiency in a fraternal twin (female)?

Depends: When kids are diagnosed with gh deficiency, a brain MRI is done to look for anything which may be disturbing the pituitary gland. Most often, gh deficiency is idiopathic, meaning that we don't know. Being a fraternal twin does not influence the cause unless there might have been difficulties with either pregnancy or delivery. ...Read more

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What is twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome?

What is twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome?

Blood problem: When blood from one twin is going to the other twin. One twin grows the other does not twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome ttts; fetal transfusion syndrome last reviewed: september 12, 2011. Twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (ttts) is a rare condition that occurs only in identical twins while they are in the womb. Causes, incidence, and risk factors ttts occurs when blood moves from one twin. ...Read more

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What is the average wt of 5 months old monochorionic diamniotic twin fetus in grams.?

What is the average wt of 5 months old monochorionic diamniotic twin fetus in grams.?

5 months?: Obstetricians deal in weeks, not months. Assuming you mean 21-22 weeks, the expected fetal weight should be around 300-500 grams. Please specify question parameters if you need more details. ...Read more

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What is the incidence of twin births?

What is the incidence of twin births?

See below: Monozygotic twin births occur all over the world at a constant rate of 3.5 per 1000 births. Dizygotic twin births range from 6.7/1000 births in japan, to a high of 40/1000 births in nigeria. The two most important factors that influence dizygotic twinning are maternal age at conception, and the use of assisted reproductive technology. Due to the increasing tendency of women to delay pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is maternal age still a factor for miscarriage when donor eggs are used?

Is maternal age  still a factor for miscarriage when donor eggs are used?

No.: As you can see from the attached curve, fertility rates depend on the age of the egg donor - not the age of the uterus. Take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily and best of luck. ...Read more

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What is hidden twin syndrome? i was a hidden twin

What is hidden twin syndrome? i was a hidden twin

Hidden Twin Syndrome: Before ultrasound imaging of pregnancy, a twin pregnancy was sometimes missed, and not realized until the twin is delivered at birth. Now with ultrasound imaging, a twin is seen during examination. There is no dangerous hidden twin syndrome to worry you. Relax aabout this. ...Read more

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Is a certain population at a higher risk of inheriting angelman?

Is a certain population at a higher risk of inheriting angelman?

Not usually: On www.Angelman.Org there is an explanation of the ways in which the genetic errors that cause angelman syndrome can occur.In a very few cases, there is an alteration in mother's ub3a gene or a balanced translocation on her chromosome 15 that increases risk, but usually it's a new mutation. ...Read more

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What is the average lifespan of baby born with trisomy 13, patau syndrome?

What is the average lifespan of baby born with trisomy 13, patau syndrome?

Days/weeks.: Stillbirth (see picture) is very common. Of liveborns, 80% of affected infants die within the first month of life; only 5% survive the first six months. Severe intellectual disability, seizures, and failure to thrive are noticeable in survivors over 1 year of age. No interventions for fetal benefit are ethically justifiable during pregnancy (no cesarean section, no fetal monitoring indicated). ...Read more

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Are identical twins a product of the mother or father?

Are identical twins a product of the mother or father?

Both : A fertilized egg cell will split into two separate embryos, and grow into identical twins. A common misconception about identical twins is that the trait for having them is passed on to future generations through the mother's genes. But the truth is science doesn't know the reason why identical twins occur. At this time, we can just say that they're examples of a nine-month double miracle. ...Read more

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What mutations cause fetal alcohol syndrome facial features in a baby or child, whose mother was a non-drinker?

What mutations cause fetal alcohol syndrome facial features in a baby or child, whose mother was a non-drinker?

First of all...: ...Alcoholics frequently deny that they drink; so if there are features suggesting fas, you have to be sure the mother really is a non-drinker. That said, cornelia de lange syndrome, velocardiofacial syndrome (vcfs), & dubowitz syndrome - & probably others - share features with fas, though they are rarer. A precise diagnosis requires a thorough exam and lab testing by an expert in this field. ...Read more

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What are the chances of someone who has cervical incontinence and gestational diabetes carrying a twin pregnancy successfully?

What are the chances of someone who has cervical incontinence and gestational diabetes carrying a twin pregnancy successfully?

Twin pregnancy: can be risky for someone with history of gestational diabetes, but certainly not impossible. Other history heightens the perinatal risk, including placenta previa, placentia abruptio, previous C-section, previous eclampsia or pre-eclampsia, previous preterm labor or premature births. Be in close relationship with your OB physician and nurse. Good luck. ...Read more

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If a lady with ais syndrome does get successfully pregnant through ivf/donor egg is there any risk of the child inheriting the syndrome from birth mum?

If a lady with ais syndrome does get successfully pregnant through ivf/donor egg is there any risk of the child inheriting the syndrome from birth mum?

AIS: No, ais cannot be passed through child-birth, but a lady with ais cannot be pregnant either. She has no uterus or oocytes so she can't either carry a child nor contribute eggs for conception in a gestational surrogate. If the oocytes are from a separate egg donor, the risk of ais is low, as in the general population. ...Read more

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