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Doctor insights on: Miscarriage Facts And Twins

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Dr. Seth Derman
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Miscarriage (Definition)

A "lay" term for early pregnancy loss usually prior to the second trimester. Physician's use the term "spontaneous abortion" to describe these events, but the word "abortion" in lay use has come to connote only ...Read more


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Does twin miscarriage considers as two miscarriages?

Does twin miscarriage considers as two miscarriages?

Unfortunate : Unfortunate event, miscarriage is miscarriage with one or two , if you want more descriptive you can say twin miscarriage ...Read more

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Want are chances for miscarriage of one baby with twins?

Want are chances for miscarriage of one baby with twins?

About 30%: 25-30% of twin pregnancies will reduce to one naturally. In addition there is a 5% risk of loss after 20 weeks. I know that is scary but keep in mind that a normal single pregnancy has about the same risk of miscarriage. ...Read more

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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?

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

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My cousin was told she miscarried one of her twins at 5wks, but the other survived and is growing. How is this possible with all the bleeding she had?

My cousin was told she miscarried one of her twins at 5wks, but the other survived and is growing. How is this possible with all the bleeding she had?

Not unheard of.: Most recent data suggest that many of us started our in utero lives with a co-twin that never survived to viability, or even detection by ultrasound. Losing a dichorionic twin and continuing the pregnancy with the survivor is actually a well-known outcome in multifetal pregnancies. The earlier the fetal loss the less severe the consequences to the survivor, because these insults are all/nothing. ...Read more

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Can you conceive twins after twin miscarriage?

Can you conceive twins after twin miscarriage?

Yes: There is no relaationships between the two. Twins are related to the eggs or fertility treatment and one pregnancy is really independant of another. ...Read more

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What are the signs of early miscarriage of twins?

What are the signs of early miscarriage of twins?

Same: They are no different, but may occur slightly earlier. Most common symptom is cramping. ...Read more

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What can I do to increase my odds of having twins after a miscarriage?

What can I do to increase my odds of having twins after  a miscarriage?

Nothing: If you have a family history of twinning, it is more likely, but otherwise, no , not possible to increase your odds short of fertility drugs. ...Read more

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I am 37 and hypothyroid. I keep miscarrying at 6 weeks. This will be my 4th instance. This morning passed 2 large clots. Was it twins?Can you help me

I am 37 and hypothyroid. I keep miscarrying at 6 weeks. This will be my 4th instance. This morning passed 2 large clots. Was it twins?Can you help me

Pregnancy: I am sorry to hear about your miscarriages. Unfortunately I cannot say if you were carrying twins- were you pregnant? (Presume yes). I recommend you see an obstetrician to get evaluated for reasons for miscarriages and see that your thyroid is well managed. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have one miscarried one identical twin but the other survived?

Loss of one twin: It is possible to have lost a twin and carry the other twin to viability. Identical twins can be carried in two amniotic bags or one. When there are two it is possible to have the lose of one and carry the other twin to viability ...Read more

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Are the chances of miscarriage still high in 2nd trimester with twins?

Are the chances of miscarriage still high in 2nd trimester with twins?

Twin Pregnancies : The twin miscarriage rate is 17-20% overall, but does become less frequent later in pregnancy. Nevertheless, as you already know, twin pregnancy is a high risk pregnancy, and should be under the close care of your OB provider. ...Read more

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Is it true that the chance of conceiving twins is higher after a recent miscarriage?

No: I've never hear that statistic before. Twins have a genetic susceptibility (meaning they run in families). Being older at conception (like late 30's) also increases chances. To my knowledge pregnancy after a miscarriage doesn't increase chance. ...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?

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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I got prg with twins and on us we saw 2 sac but 1 heartbeat. Im bleeding slightly...no pain or cramp. Can it be the twin miscarrying? I must be 7 week

I got prg with twins and on us we saw 2 sac but 1 heartbeat. Im bleeding slightly...no pain or cramp. Can it be the twin miscarrying? I must be 7 week

Yes: Bleeding in pregnancy can be a sign of a miscarriage but it can also be caused by other things. However, depending on how good the ultrasound equipment is, and how certain the gestational age, its not always possible to see a heartbeat at 7 weeks. Sometimes, it will be seen if you wait a week or two and and look again. Best wishes! ...Read more

Dr. Gerard Honore
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Pregnancy Loss (Definition)

Pregnancy loss = unintended loss of a pregnancy which could result ...Read more