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Doctor insights on: Medicine For Conjoined Twins

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Why are conjoined twins formed?

Why are conjoined twins formed?

Early accidental dev: Conjoined twins result from incomplete division of two embryonic discs at very early postconceptional age. They are an accident in early human development and exceedingly rare. Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Conjoined Twins (Definition)

Conjoined twins are identical twins whose bodies are connected to each other, which is a rare phenomenon. Most conjoined twins are stillborn or die shortly after birth. Some surviving conjoined twins can be surgically separated. Conjoined twins develop when a single fertilized egg only partially splits into twin fetuses, or when an egg splits into twins but ...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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Which type of surgeries would be performed to separate conjoined twins?

Which type of surgeries would be performed to separate conjoined twins?

Varies: Depends on the degree and site of joining. It can be as simple as a skin tube with a few vessels in it, to sharing internal organs and fusion of the crest of the skulls. The surgery to separate each in creases in complexity and sometimes would require the sacrifice of one for instance if there were only one brain or one heart. Read more

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When conjoined twins are separated and survive the surgery do they still have the same average life span as would a baby born un conjoined?

When conjoined twins are separated and survive the surgery do they still have the same average life span as would a baby born un conjoined?

Depends: Often conjoined twins share organs and other structures that are vital for living a normal life. It would depend on how they are conjoined. Generally their life expectancy would be lower and moreso in 1 twin. Please ask your pediatric surgeon for guidance. He/she would be the best to know. All the best with this difficult dilemma. Read more

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How do conjoined twins have sex with their spouses?

How do conjoined twins have sex with their spouses?

Uncomfortably.: The few historically reported non-separated conjoined twins that survived to adulthood had even fewer instances of marriage and I can only imagine that their intimate relations were not comfortable as they could not have been private. Read more

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Are there any conjoined twins with heart defects that survive?

Are there any conjoined twins with heart defects that survive?

Case reports only.: Most such cases die. The exceptions serve to illustrate this rule and are few and far between. Read more

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What are siamese twins?

What are siamese twins?

Conjoined twins: The term "Siamese twins" isn't used medically any longer and may be considered a somewhat crude term for conjoined twins who are identical twins who did not fully separate from each other in the very early stages of development during gestation (prior to birth). Identical twins are really natural "clones"-- a single fertilized egg that split early long before birth into two fully separated beings. Read more

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How did those siamese twins have two wives and kids?

How did those siamese twins have two wives and kids?

How indeed?: By bending a lot of rules of society, ethics and even physics, I am sure. Read more

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Can you tell me what occurs when one conjoined twin die?

Unless very: Superficial connection, both twins are likely to die if not separated. Read more

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What happens to siamese twins if one of them dies and the other doesn't?

They both die.: Unless they can be emergently/urgently separated with the focus on maximizing the survivor's chance of independent living, both conjoined twins die when one dies. Read more

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What fertility drug effect on twins?

What fertility drug effect on twins?

Increased risk for!: All fertility drugs and assisted reproduction technology lead to increased multifetal pregnancy rates (twins, triplets, quads etc). Read more

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Over the counter fertility drugs for twins?

Over the counter fertility drugs for twins?

Cross your fingers: The frequency of natural twinning is between 1-2%. Use of prescription medications can increase that chance to as high as 25%, but most us docs feel its inappropriate purely for conceiving multiples. There is nothing otc that will affect your twin chances. Read more

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What are the chances of having twins without using fertility drugs?

What are the chances of having twins without using fertility drugs?

About 1%: Natural twins occur in about 1 in 100 pregnancies. Identical twins are roughly 1/3 of these. Read more

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Is their any prescribed medicine or tablet to be able to have twins?

Is their any prescribed medicine or tablet to be able to have twins?

Cross your fingers: The frequency of natural twinning is between 1-2%. Use of fertility medications can increase that chance to as high as 25%, but its considered medically inappropriate to administer fertility medicines purely for the purpose of conceiving multiples. Read more

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I have a 3month twins. Both of them they have a sinus and cough what kind a medicine can I give them?

I have a 3month twins. Both of them they have a sinus and cough what kind a medicine can I give them?

Antibiotics?: A sinus infection in a 3 month old is typically diagnosed after having significant nasal congestion and a cough that persists beyond 14 days, when a typical cold would have resolved. This condition is generally best treated with a prolonged course (14-21 days) of an antibiotic such as augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). Read more

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Is there a medicine to increase my chance of havings twins?

Is there a medicine to increase my chance of havings twins?

Yes.: A medication used to help infertile couples, called Clomid, (clomiphene) when given to a normal woman can increase her chance of having twins to about 33%. See your OB/Gyn for other, more natural ways to increase your chances of twinning, including dietary strategies. Yams, or cassava, for instance increase some people's chances of having a twin pregnancy fourfold. Eating dairy also increases your chances. Read more

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For ge reflux 4weeks twin baby 2.5 kg what medicine to be tried. ...

No meds: Keep patient upright after feeds for at least one hour, patient doesn't necessarily need medication unless they aren't gaining weight, refusing to feed. For irritability and fussiness. Keep head of bed elevated 30-40 degrees. These simple moves, should help improve the reflux. Also don't over feed a child. Stomach can't take more than 4-5 ounces a feed at this age. Read more