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Signs Of Having Twins In First Trimester
Is it possible for the gest sac to measure a week larger early in the first trimester? Could it be larger due to twins? How common are mistakes?
IT INCREASES: Your Progesterone levels are very high when you are pregnant. With twins even higher. Your corpus luteum (the remainder of the cyst that formed your egg, then released it) continuous to produce Progesterone until the placenta takes over. When you are having two babies the levels are usually higher. You can have some side effects from this (bloating, constipation, gassiness, breasttenderness). ...Read more
Will a vanishing twin (lost at 7 weeks) affect the results of first trimester Down's syndrome blood testing?
Unlikely: These tests rely on the active production of various markers in the blood and so a demised twin this early on will be unlikely to affect the test. These tests however, should be interpreted in the setting of a screening ultrasound to help better understand the risk. That being said, no test is ever 100% accurate, though they are useful. Consultation with a genetic counselor will help. ...Read more
No: If they were identical twins, they would share the exact same genetic information. So no it should not make any difference. If they were fraternal twins, still should not be any effect. Hope this was helpful. Best of luck. Dr. R ...Read more
Will a vanishing twin (lost at 7 weeks) affect first trimester downs syndrome testing with blood test and ultrasound?
Vanishing twin: No, it would not affect your test result. Ultrasound would show it for a while, but the developing twin will eventually grow big enough to hide it from view. ...Read more
Is there any way to determine twins in the first trimester other than an ultrasound its like I have a feeling that im haveing twins. I feel like im already starting to show at 6 weeks.?
No: Ultrasound is the only definitive method.Get a more detailed answer ›
During end of first trimester door hit on lower abdomen will it harm the baby. As I am felling the heart beat of the babies (twins).
Yes: An ultrasound performed in the first trimester can confirm twins. Sometimes when twins are diagnosed very early, one of the twins may not survive and then the pregnancy usually will proceed normally as a singleton. Blood levels of the pregnancy hormone (HCG) are also higher than a singleton pregnancy. ...Read more
Not necessarily: While women have symptoms like nausea vomiting and fatigue during the first trimester, others normal woman may not have any. The symptoms normally improve by 12-14 weeks. If a patient has symptoms. It is of more concern if there is a sudden loss of symptoms during the early to mid first trimester. If there is any concern consult you md. They can easily check and reassure you. ...Read more
Possbily: Vomiting is usually more of a sign of morning sickness seen more commonly in early pregnancy. Cramping however can occur in normally in a pregnancy and but it could also mean that the pregnancy is abnormal. Bleeding is also a seen many times with cramping. The best thing to do is to go in and see an MD to get a sonogram and a blood pregnancy test to see what is happening. ...Read more
HCG levels vary widely in normal pregnancies and are not a very reliable sign of twin pregnancy. An ultrasound examination would be better for determining twins. You may consult this site for HCG level info.
http://americanpregnancy. Org/while-pregnant/hcg-levels/ ...Read more
Almost 18week twin pregnancy (first time mom), sharp pains in vagina and pelvic presure is this normal? VERY WORRIED!
15 weeks twin pregnancy (first), just tired+lower backache left side, dry skin, NO other symptoms at all and cant feel movement yet is this normal?
Very accurate: If done in the 1st trimester and done via transvaginal approach, it is accurate to 5-7 days ...Read more
Very accurate: Ultrasounds tend to get more inaccurate as your pregnancy progresses. First trimester ultrasounds are more accurate than second trimester ultrasounds, which are in turn more accurate than third trimester ultrasounds. First trimester ultrasounds can reliably predict gestational age within 5-7 days. ...Read more
Probably safe: Keflex is considered safe (category b) for 2nd and 3rd trimesters, but it has not been as thoroughly tested during the 1st trimester. Use only if no other options., and discuss your concerns with your doctor. ...Read more
Very little: Weight gain in pregnancy will vary from person to person. I encourage people to be healthy instead of focusing on weight gain. You only need 300 extra calories per day during pregnancy and this is in the third trimester. In the first trimester when the baby is less than two inches long you should be gaining very little. ...Read more
Fairly common: To have spotting in the first trimester. It occurs in 25% of patients and can be due to a number of things, but I recommend a sono to make sure is isn't a miscarriage. If not- it can occur due to implantation of an early pregnancy, or due to formation of the placenta, or due to a subchorionic hemorrhage, or due placenta developing close to or overlyin the cervix. Only way to know is to get a sono. ...Read more
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