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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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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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Both in our early 30's, ttc for nearly 2 yrs. During those two years I've had two early miscarriages one been twins. Any medical advise?

Both in our early 30's, ttc for nearly 2 yrs. During those two years I've had two early miscarriages one been twins.  Any medical advise?

Progestin: Try a progestin such as Crinone (progesterone gel) as soon as your are pregnant to reduce chance of miscarriage. The good thing is you are able to get pregnant. We just have to keep you pregnant. ...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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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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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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Does in veto mostly come out multiples? What's the percent of me getting pregnant with more than one child by going to a fertility clinic ...I have 2 children already( not twins) my dad is a twin and my mother got pregnant with twins twice but miscarried

Does in veto mostly come out multiples? What's the percent of me getting pregnant with more than one child by going to a fertility clinic ...I have 2 children already( not twins)  my dad is a twin and my mother got pregnant with twins twice but miscarried

Hello. : Hello. There seems to be some variability to the statistics. With Clomid (clomiphene) there is reported to be a 5 to 12 percent chance of twins. With in vitro fertilization (ivf), the odds could increase to 20 to 40 percent, depending on the number of embryos used. However, before fooling around with mother nature, think about what will you will do if your become pregnant with triplets or quads. Take care. ...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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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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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 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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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

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Miscarried twin at 7 weeks and still bleeding a month in a half later. Obgyn said everything has passed so why am i still spotting this black blood?

Miscarried twin at 7 weeks and still bleeding a month in a half later. Obgyn said everything has passed so why am i still spotting this black blood?

But you are still: Pregnant right?? It is not uncommon to miscarry one twin. The cervix is probably slightly open and can leak old blood from the miscarriage . That is why it is so dark. It is not the baby but old blood from the lining trickling out. You are not at any risk nor is baby from this ...Read more

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If I have been diagnosed with placenta previa, at 3 months and miscarried a vanishing twin, will marijuana worsen the placenta previa?

If I have been diagnosed with placenta previa, at 3 months and miscarried a vanishing twin, will marijuana worsen the placenta previa?

No: It will not worse in the placenta previa but it can have extremely harmful effects of otherwise. You should not be doing this at all during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Twins pregancy at 22 weeks with cervix lenght of 2.2 cm and U Shape. What are the odd of miscarriage before 34 weeks and advises?

Twins pregancy at 22 weeks with cervix lenght of 2.2 cm and U Shape. What are the odd of miscarriage before 34 weeks and advises?

Odds are hard to get: Twin pregnancies always carry a risk of preterm labor and premature delivery which has been very difficult to estimate despite research on cervical length, uterine contraction monitoring, measurements of cervical f-fibronectin etc... Studies on prophylactic measures like bed rest, cervical cerclage, progesterone supplementation are also controversial. Consult a MFM doctor, specialist in twins. ...Read more

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Does taking Clomid (clomiphene) or Clomiphene increase the risk of miscarriage, and the risk of having C-section if I have twins?

Does taking Clomid (clomiphene) or Clomiphene increase the risk of miscarriage, and the risk of having C-section if I have twins?

Clomid (clomiphene) complications: Clomid (clomiphene) increases the risk of multiple eggs during induced ovulation, and some of those eggs that get fertilized often have an abnormal genetic composition resulting sometimes resulting in "miscarriage". Any twin gestation can have breech presentation at labor with the need for C/S for safe delivery. However, Clomid (clomiphene) also can produce pregnancies in those who otherwise couldn't get pregnant. ...Read more

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Miscarriage with twins in april. My hCG didnt go back down to 0 til july. My period ended 4 days ago amd im spotting pink whe i wip and cramping?

Need sonogra: You need a saline infusion sonogram to see wether there is any tissue / polyp in the uterine lining.The remains of the miscarriage , especiAlly since it took so long to become negative. ...Read more

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I'm currently bleeding as if I'm on my period with cramping. HCG plateaued at 6 weeks. Am I miscarrying??? Or could it be the vanishing twin thing???

I'm currently bleeding as if I'm on my period with cramping. HCG plateaued at 6 weeks. Am I miscarrying??? Or could it be the vanishing twin thing???

High risk: Loss of pregnancy could be very likely, as HCG usually continues to rise till 10 week or so. Sonogram with your doctor would be very helpful. ...Read more