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Is it possible for a scan to reveal only one baby when there are twins?

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 more

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Is it possible for twins to be born but only one of them to have autism?

Is it possible for twins to be born but only one of them to have autism?

Sure.: Especially fraternal twins (but even identical) can different neurodevelopmental outcomes depending on intrauterine and postnatal factors such as ischemia, infections, accidents, toxic exposures, genetic variation. ...Read more

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If no fetal pole is seen at 7 weeks, and we are certain the date is accurate, is there still a possibility that it can develop in the coming weeks?

If no fetal pole is seen at 7 weeks, and we are certain the date is accurate, is there still a possibility that it can develop in the coming weeks?

Depends: It depends on how sure you are. You should see a fetal pole by US by seven weeks. Probably best to see your doctor and check serial lab work. May need to repeat the ultrasound depending on the clinicl scenario. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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If a woman is pregnant with twins but one made it to the uterus and the other is tubal what would happen?

If a woman is pregnant with twins but one made it to the uterus and the other is tubal what would happen?

Uncommon: But with the risks involved, surgery would be likely performed on the tubal one; to salvage the other fetus. In short: it is possible that everything ends up just fine. ...Read more

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My wife is less than 3 months pregnant and seeing blood is there a chance that the baby could not miss cary?

My wife is less than 3 months pregnant and seeing blood is there a chance that the baby could not miss cary?

1st trimester bleed: Any bleeding in the first trimester is labelled a threatened miscarriage. No sex, tampons, or douching. Take it easy and call doctor tomorrow. Unless significant bleeding or pain, don't go to ER-nothing can prevent it if it is going to happen. ...Read more

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Is it possible to see a fetal pole in the womb, but for heartbeat tests to be negative?

Is it possible to see a fetal pole in the womb, but for heartbeat tests to be negative?

No fetal heart beat: Yes. The fetal pole is seen before fetal heart tones. At about 6 weeks the fetal heart tones are seen. Ultrasounds before this time may not see fetal heat tones. ...Read more

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Blood test for pregnancy came positive is it 100% accurate? Will i actually see a baby in the ultrasound? Is it possible nothing will there too?

Blood test for pregnancy came positive is it 100% accurate? Will i actually  see a baby in the ultrasound?  Is it possible nothing will there too?

Pretty accurate: Those pregnancy tests are very accurate. They detect elevated levels of hormone that indicate pregnancy. It is possible to have a positive test when in fact you're not pregnant, but the causes of that are very rare, such as hormone secreting tumors. In nearly every circumstance, there will be something there on the ultrasound. ...Read more

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My granddaughter claims to be 5-1/2 weeks pregnant with twins. Based on an ultrasound today, she says her doctor is saying that one of the twins may not make it to term. Is it possible to tell this this early in the pregnancy?

My granddaughter claims to be 5-1/2 weeks pregnant with twins. Based on an ultrasound today, she says her doctor is saying that one of the twins may not make it to term. Is it possible to tell this this early in the pregnancy?

Hard to say: Without the study it is hard to guess what the doc was talking about.Only half of twins make it to term anyway. If the doc say some evidence of a size discrepancy between the twins, s/he may be anticipating loss of the smaller one. It happens some times. I would clarify this directly with the doc, since the meaning of the statement is so unclear. ...Read more

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I was told that there is tests for HIV which can detect the infection in no time rather than waiting for many weeks is that right?

I was told that there is tests for HIV which can detect the infection in no time rather than waiting for many weeks is that right?

Rapid HIV Testing: Nationwide, hospitals and clinics are adopting rapid HIV tests that provide results in minutes. This allows immediate counseling and direction to appropriate places for care. Unfortunately these are antibody tests, meaning they require 1-2 wks after exposure to return a positive result. These are highly sensitive tests but false positives are possible and subsequently need confirmatory testing. ...Read more

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When you look at a fetal ultrasound it has two dates on it one is the ga (gestational age) an the other ma is what? Would really like to know thanks

When you look at a fetal ultrasound it has two dates on it one is the ga (gestational age) an the other ma is what? Would really like to know thanks

Maternal age: Gestational age is based on ultrasound measurements of the head, abdomen and femur. Maternal age is based on your last menstrual period. These two ages should be within 10-12 days of each other during the 2nd trimester screening ultrasound. ...Read more

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Is it true that there are days for a baby boy and days for a baby girl ? And is it true in cold weather for girls pls?

Is it true that there are days for a baby boy and days for a baby girl ? And is it true in cold weather for girls pls?

Myths: No. Absolutely not. Sperm are fifty percent potentially girls and fifty percent potentially boys. This would be a false myth. ...Read more

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Is it possible for twins to have different fathers?

Is it possible for twins to have different fathers?

Possible, not likely: It is conceivable that a woman with multiple sexual partners could get pregnant with dichorionic (non-identical) twins from different fathers. This is very rare, but possible and has been described. ...Read more

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Is it absolutely necessary for a Father to do a blood check up when the women is 09 weeks pregnant?

Is it absolutely necessary for a Father to do a blood check up when the women is 09 weeks pregnant?

Be healthy parents: Since we want parents to be healthy and live long, such as until their kids get into college, both parents need their routine check-ups and routine blood tests. For example, we wouldn't want either parent to have unknown high cholesterol and die of a heart attack at age 44. There is no special blood test for a man when his wife is pregnant, unless he is screening for a genetic disorder, etc... ...Read more

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Isn't it to soon to get another ultrasound after only 1 month for complex cysts, will anything change? is there any other tests?

Isn't it to soon to get another ultrasound after only 1 month for complex cysts, will anything change? is there any other tests?

Complex cyst: If the cyst is most likely a hemorragic cyst, these are functional cysts that result from an ovarian follicle enlarging and not rupturing to release the egg as it normally would. They typically resolve in a matter of days to weeks so there is a good chance it will be gone in a month. Sometimes the follow up is 6 or 8 weeks, but 4 weeks not unusual. ...Read more

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Is it possible that at the sonogram the doctor to see a baby of 5 weeks but to be pregnant in 3 months?Is it possible such a big error?

Is it possible that at the sonogram the doctor to see a baby of 5 weeks but to be pregnant in 3 months?Is it possible such a big error?

No: Pregnancy dating by early (first trimester) ultrasound is very accurate. It would not be possible to mistake a viable 3 month pregnancy for a 5 week pregnancy. Dates may be off by days to a week or so, but not by months. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a fetus to be slower growing in the first trimester & just be small for ga, causing measurements to be off?

Is it possible for a fetus to be slower growing in the first trimester & just be small for ga, causing measurements to be off?

Nutritional status r: Your first trimester nutritional status could affect fetal development. You need to have an assesment of your diet and vitamin intake to ascertain if their is any deficit or imbalance that can be corrected. This could only help prevent any further fetal growth abnormalities. ...Read more