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Is It Possible For A Scan To Reveal Only One Baby When There Are Twins
Yes: In general an experienced sonographer can detect two sacs or two fetuses in the first trimester and beyond. Sometimes one twin will be missed if it is not developing normally (eg, stuck twin) or is in one corner (horn) of an abnormally shaped uterus or if the woman is very large. Those would be very rare exceptions at most centers today. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Even though your child is a twin he or she has his or her unique personality and developmental trajectory. ...Read more
I had a u/s and there was two sacs and one baby the tech said the baby was 5.5 weeks but there was a shadow where the other baby would be twins still?
Depends: Could be what we call a vanishing twin. Some people get tricked by something called a uterine synechium. In either case, it sounds like there is one healthy baby in there. ...Read more
I just found out that one of my twins has died (i am at 12 weeks). Will this cause a problem for my other baby?
Condolences for your: Loss. As sad as the day is there is a possibility that the remaining twin can carry on & deliver. Close monitoring by your OB will be important. You need to understand that you may still go into labor early or face other pregnancy complications.A good sit down discussion with your OB may clarify specific issues about your case that only the two of you know. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could be, but...: Implantation bleeding is highly variable; most women do not experience implantation bleeding at all. I wouldn't read too much into it. ...Read more
Hii, I have 17 months twin baby girls. Elder one has10.5 kg weight n younger one has 8.5 kgs..So how can I increase my younger baby weight..?
At 9.5 weeks with twins, heartbeats were 167 and babies are 2.7cm & 3cm. At this point, what are the chances of miscarrying one or both twins?
Chances are lower: Obviously twins are a higher risk for complications than a single gestation but with 2 very healthy heartbeats you certainly can breathe somewhat easier. Your OB will go over with you risks of twins at the various gestational ages but i would try to relax at this point. ...Read more
At 11wks i had scan i had twins, the other died and now am @ 13 weeks wil the healthy twin survive as today i had ascan& the baby is growing well?
Most likely yes: Although there is no guarantee, you have a good chance to deliver healthy baby. I have seen many situations like that: one twin dies and gets absorbed, and second twin survives and is born healthy later. ...Read more
Hi I had an ultrasound and baby measured 6 weeks 5 days and heartbeat was 152.one week later measured 8 weeks 4 days and heartbeat 171.. twins?
Unlikely: If you got an ultrasound they would have been able to see both fetuses if you were having twins. ...Read more
Early scan shows sac yolk and fluttering of baby hgc high, does baby usually be at other side of sac not next to yolk? Or is there poss twins?
Twin ultrasound: In a twin ultrasound, there would be at least two fetal poles (future babies), two yolk sacs, and potentially two gestational sacs (the sac surrounding the baby). Beta HCG is extremely variable in early pregnancy. Typically a low number is more concerning. If there is reason for concern, your OB will continue to monitor by blood test and ultrasound. ...Read more
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