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How late can you detect a heartbeat from twin pregnancy with transvaginal ultra sound? If demise of one twin will other twin have issues?

How late can you detect a heartbeat from twin pregnancy with transvaginal ultra sound? If demise of one twin will other twin have issues?

Twin is high risk..: Generally, embryonic cardiac activity is seen between 5 and 6 menstrual weeks of pregnancy - single or twins or triplets. If both fetuses share a single placenta (monochorionic, monoamniotic placentation), and if one is demised, the other will likely have problems. A main concern is the effects of twin-twin transfusion. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Sonogram (Definition)

An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more


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Can a yolk sac be mistaken for a twin pregnancy in 8 week ultrasound?

Can a yolk sac be mistaken for a twin pregnancy in 8 week ultrasound?

Hope Not!: By 8 weeks, it should be fairly easy to see 2 fetuses with their own hearts. This is a good time to define number of gestational sacs and placental disposition. Exactly what are the credentials of the person doing the sono? That is very important. ...Read more

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Could it take longer to see pregnancy through transvaginal ultrasound in case of having twin pregnancy ?

Could it take longer to see pregnancy through transvaginal ultrasound in case of having twin pregnancy ?

No : Having a twin pregnancy would have no impact on when you could see it via ultrasound. A pregnancy can usually be seen 6-7 weeks after your last period. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to have twin pregnancy after cs by 6 months?

Is it dangerous to have twin pregnancy after cs by 6 months?

Maybe: Your doctor will discuss your particular case and explain all options and risk factors. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to have twin pregnancy after cs by 6 months ?

Is it dangerous to have twin pregnancy after cs by 6 months ?

Yes.: If i understand you correctly, you are pregnant within 6 months of delivering via cesarean section and were just diagnosed with twins? If that is the case, you have a very high-risk pregnancy for preterm birth, uterine rupture, anemia, fetal growth abnormalities, hypertension, diabetes, previa/accreta. Please see a maternal-fetal medicine specialist asap to explore all reproductive options! ...Read more

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What can I expect a twin pregnancy to be like?

What can I expect a twin pregnancy to be like?

2 babies 2 sacs DZ: Twin pregnancies that end without complications and with successful vaginal delivery of both babies at term are rare. Women with multiple gestations are at higher risk for cesarean birth, premature delivery, preterm labor, preeclampsia, diabetes. The best way is to look at the pregnancy one week at a time, to be happy having no problems and getting to go home each visit and to accept what comes. ...Read more

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My hCG at 4w3d is 690 then at 4w5d is 1860 . Is that high ? Could it be twin pregnancy ?

My hCG at 4w3d is 690 then at 4w5d is 1860 . Is that high ? Could it be twin pregnancy ?

Good change : An increase of more than 66% in 48 hrs is very reassuring. Beyond that no conclusions can be made. ...Read more

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20week TWIN pregnant Is it a good time to get "cervical cerclage" done to save my TWIN pregnancy ? how safe it is and what is the success rate ?

20week TWIN pregnant Is it a good time to get "cervical cerclage" done to save my TWIN pregnancy ? how safe it is and what is the success rate ?

Need more info: There is no need to get a cerclage just because you have a twin pregnancy. It is recommended only if there's risk of preterm labor. There are, of course, risks to this procedure - including infection, bleeding, premature rupture of membranes, preterm labor, etc. The success rate ranges from 80-90% if done electively (not emergency). You should discuss further with your OB. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Are there any signs of a twin pregnancy?

Are there any signs of a twin pregnancy?

Ultrasound only!: Anyone that tells you that you can diagnose a multifetal (twin, triplet or higher-order) pregnancy without ultrasound is misleading you. Any symptoms seen in singleton pregnancies can be seen with multiples as well. ...Read more

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What is the best method to help with stretch marks after twin pregnancy?

What is the best method to help with stretch marks after twin pregnancy?

Give them some time: They may lighten up with time, and you can decide whether you still want to do something about them later. Try cocoa butter to help keep the skin elastic. Avoid sun damage. Sometimes, retinoids (creams often used for acne) can help, and pulse-light or laser can as well. ...Read more

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Implantation bleeding last for 5 days? Does it become heavier for twin pregnancy?

Implantation bleeding last for 5 days? Does it become heavier for twin pregnancy?

Are you pregnant? : Do you know if you are pregnant? A pregnancy test if this first step because an early period or irregular menstrual bleeding is way more common than implantation bleeding. ...Read more

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I just suddenly have to take a breath. Are these signs of athsma or twin pregnancy?

I just suddenly have to take a breath. Are these signs of athsma or twin pregnancy?

Probably neither: Just because you have take a sudden breath, it does not indicate you have asthma or twin pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is walking for 60 min per day at week 21 okay still with a twin pregnancy or is it too long?

Definitely okay: So long as your doctor has not told you that there is a reason you should not be walking or exercising in pregnancy, walking is great. Even 60 min a day. Exercise in pregnancy actually decreases your risks in pregnancy, so that's great you're committed to a healthy pregnancy. If you were to bleed/spot or start cramping, let your doctor know, asap. Good luck and have a great twin pregnancy! ...Read more

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Hello doctor, twin pregnancy is their any difference between dichronic and monochronic diaminotic twins?

Hello doctor, twin pregnancy is their any difference between dichronic and monochronic diaminotic twins?

Twins: Dichorionic/Diamniotic twins have 2 separate placentas and 2 separate amniotic sacs. Fraternal twins. These have the lowest mortality risk of twin pregnancies. Monochorionic/Diamniotic twins have 2 amniotic sacs and one placenta. Have a risk of increased risk. Monochorionic/Monoamniotic share one sac and one placenta and also have a higher risk. Hope this helps. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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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