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What are the symptoms of vanishing twin syndrome and is there a way to predict this condition?

What are the symptoms of vanishing twin syndrome and is there a way to predict this condition?

None.: Vanishing twin syndrome is probably much more common that people think; it results in a singleton pregnancy and current evidence suggests it is rather the norm than the exception. No test can predict this, only serial prenatal sonograms can document it. ...Read more

Dr. Marvin Ott
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Im 39 & 6 weeks preg. W/ twins. How concerned should I be about vanishing twin syndrome? What should I expect at my visit in 2 weeks. Im really scared

Im 39 & 6 weeks preg. W/ twins. How concerned should I be about vanishing twin syndrome? What should I expect at my visit in 2 weeks. Im really scared

Worrying will not : Help the matter any. Vanishing of one of the twin is being recognized more often due to the common use of ultrasound in early pregnancy. I understand your being concerned, but that will not affect the outcome. Please see this site for information on this topic. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/271818-overview. ...Read more

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Vanishing twin syndrome (lost at 5+ weeks), what is the likelihood of the remaining twin having something wrong with it?

Vanishing twin syndrome (lost at 5+ weeks), what is the likelihood of the remaining twin having something wrong with it?

Increased risk LBW: Compared to singletons, the surviving twin of VTS is at slightly greater risk of premature delivery, low birth weight and, for twin loss after 8 weeks gestation there is an increased risk for cerebral palsy. Loss of a twin at five weeks greatly reduces the risk for the surviving twin to have any adverse consequences. ...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?

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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What are the tests for vanishing twin syndrome?

What are the tests for vanishing twin syndrome?

None.: Vanishing twin syndrome is probably much more common that people think; it results in a singleton pregnancy and current evidence suggests it is rather the norm than the exception. No test can predict this, only serial prenatal sonograms can document it. ...Read more

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Vanishing twin syndrome lost at 7 weeks. What is the likelihood that remaining twin will have something wrong with it?

Vanishing twin syndrome lost at 7 weeks. What is the likelihood that remaining twin will have something wrong with it?

Pretty small: The chances of a genetic defect in the remaining twin is very small as long as it continues to develop. On most occasions the surviving twin got the majority of the placental perfusion and that is why it is still present and hopefully growing. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for vanishing twin syndrome?

What is the treatment for vanishing twin syndrome?

None.: Vanishing twin syndrome is probably much more common that people think; it results in a singleton pregnancy and current evidence suggests it is rather the norm than the exception. No test can predict this, only serial prenatal sonograms can document it. No specific therapeutic intervention is warranted. ...Read more

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What is vanishing twin syndrome?

Demise of one fetus: Vanishing twin syndrome is the demise of one twin sometime during the pregnancy. One study suggested it occurred about 20-30% of twin pregnancies. Most commonly it occurs early in the pregnancy and generally the remaining fetus has a good outcome. Its' occurrence later in pregnancy can be associated with adverse maternal and fetal outcomes. ...Read more

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Eggs splice, or the two fraternal twins suffer from vanishing twin syndrome and the twin literally absorbs the other twin, what does this mean?

Eggs splice, or the two fraternal twins suffer from vanishing twin syndrome and the twin literally absorbs the other twin, what does this mean?

Conjoined placenta: Unfortunately, the placenta often becomes shared between the twins and the one with the better access to the cotyledons of the placenta thrives and the other twin does not. An alternate scenario is when the two fraternal fetal twins are joined together but one does not develop as well as the other prior to placental development in the first trimester. ...Read more

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What my risk of complications during pregnancy if I have wolf parkinson whites syndrome wpw?

What my risk of complications during pregnancy if I have wolf parkinson whites syndrome wpw?

Minimal risk: If you are 40 and going tohave a baby, you are at increased risk and need a high risk OB person, and a cardiologist who does electrophysiology (electric recordings and treatment of the heart). ...Read more

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Worried about spotting as a sign of pregnancy complication?

Worried about spotting as a sign of pregnancy complication?

Common: 1 in 3 women have spotting or bleeding in the first few months of pregnancy. This is usually due to implantation bleeding and, in most cases, is not a sign that there is a problem with the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Could scabies cause complications during pregnancy?

Could scabies cause complications during pregnancy?

Confirm diagnosis: Pregnant women with rashes should see an OB provider or dermatologist to get a diagnosis. There are some skin conditions that cause problems for the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can pinworms be cause complications during pregnancy?

Can pinworms be cause complications during pregnancy?

Medication might: Pinworms make people uncomfortable literally and figuratively. Weight or sleep loss can occur. They are common in childcare settings but can be prevented with hand hygiene please read this http://www.Cdc.Gov/healthywater/hygiene/disease/pinworms.Html and fact sheet http://www.Cdc.Gov/parasites/pinworm/index.Html also tell your OB providers and discuss treatment http://www.Cdc.Gov/parasites/pinworm. ...Read more

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Would there be complications of pregnancy with a 31 year old with mod-severe emphysema?

Would there be complications of pregnancy with a 31 year old with mod-severe emphysema?

Possibly: Pregnancy does increase pulmonary strain by increasing metabolic demand and decreasing overall lung capacity. The key is to work closely with your OB and pulmonary specialists to minimize risk. ...Read more

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What complications during pregnancy if I have wolf parkinson white?

What complications during pregnancy if I have wolf parkinson white?

WPW: Wpw is the presence of ventricular pre-excitation due to an accessory pathway which can result in fast heart rhythms (i.e. Supra ventricular tachycardia). Risk stratification is important to determine the risk of sudden cardiac death. The main risk during these fast rhythms is usually syncope (fainting) which can be very dangerous in a pregnant state. I would speak with your cardiologist. ...Read more

Pregnancy Complications (Definition)

There are a host of potential complications in a pregnancy that range from bleeding to early labor and from medical issues like diabetes and high blood pressure to findings on ultrasound or blood tests that ...Read more


Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Vanishing Twin Syndrome (Definition)

Vanishing twin syndrome is a condition where one fetus dies within the uterus and is partially or completely reabsorbed ...Read more