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Doctor insights on: Vanishing Twin Syndrome Infection From A Retained Fetus

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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
9 doctors shared insights

Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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Could vanishing twin cause any risk to surviving baby?

Could vanishing twin cause  any risk to surviving baby?

Not really: This is not uncommon, that only one fetus of the two survive without any problems. Pregnancy needs monitoring however as high risk. ...Read more

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Could an inutero twin death cause fetal lobulation in the surviving twin ?

Could an inutero twin death cause fetal lobulation in the surviving twin ?

Are you referring: to fetal lobulation of the kidneys? That is a normal anatomic variant, not related to an in utero twin. ...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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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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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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Is a small gestational sac in relation to the fetus a sign of a chromosomal abnormality. Fetus 9w sac 7w. Doctor and research have me very worried.

Is a small gestational sac in relation to the fetus a sign of a chromosomal abnormality. Fetus 9w sac 7w. Doctor and research have me very worried.

Hard to answer...: At such an early stage, imaging and interpretation is hard. There are associations between size and abnormalities. But it is impossible to look at a minimally smaller size and conclude anything, especially chromosomal disorders. It is best not to worry, but follow this serially and monitor progress. Your OB is the best judge of this and should advice you of intervention if at all needed. ...Read more

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What are the risks of disseminated intravascular coagulation after a single fetal demise @ 28 weeks. This a triplet pregnancy - trichorion/triamnio?

What are the risks of disseminated intravascular coagulation after a single fetal demise @  28 weeks.
This a triplet pregnancy - trichorion/triamnio?

I am truly sorry: for a loss of one of your Fetus. At 28 weeks with the advent of Modern medicine and Technology survival rate of other fituses are 100%. All the best ...Read more

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How dangerous is a pregancy after uterine rupture? 1st baby born normally, 2nd c-section, 3rd vbac attempt which resulted in stillbirth.

How dangerous is a pregancy after uterine rupture? 1st baby born normally, 2nd c-section, 3rd vbac attempt which resulted in stillbirth.

High risk pregnancy: Your physician there will know your specifics and if you are even advised to get pregnant again. Many women in your situation are advised against future pregnancies! ...Read more

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Is a dermoid ovarian cyst a baby fetus of a failed pregnancy?

Is a dermoid ovarian cyst a baby fetus of
a failed pregnancy?

NO: A dermoid cyst is a particular type of ovarian tumor which has multiple tissue types, and it never was and never will be a baby. The different types of tissue are randomly organized but can sometimes form recognizable structures (hair and teeth are common) which may give the illusion that it could be something more. ...Read more

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Will a vanishing twin (lost at 7 weeks) affect the results of first trimester Down's syndrome blood testing?

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

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Describe the disorder called having one twin die during pregnancy.?

Describe the disorder called having one twin die during pregnancy.?

Twins: If the pregnancy is really early is called twin vanishing syndrome. 30% of twin pregnancies end up loosing one in early pregnancy. The more advance is pregnancy the riskier it is for the other remaining twin to be delivered earlier or die in utero. ...Read more

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10 weeks pregnant with a subchorionic hematoma. Confirmed heartbeat. Can stressful situation such as death of a family cause bleeding or hurt baby.

10 weeks pregnant with a subchorionic hematoma.  Confirmed heartbeat. Can stressful situation such as death of a family cause bleeding or hurt baby.

Chronic stress can : lead to pregnancy complications, but it does not cause a subchorionic bleed in the first trimester. Especially since you have the added stress of having to wait to know the significance of the bleeding along with the normal grieving process, it would be wise to seek therapy pro-actively, so as not to develop chronic anxiety or depression. ...Read more

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What is twins with two separate amniotic sacs a sign of?

What is twins with two separate amniotic sacs a sign of?

Diamniotic Twins: Twins that have two separate amniotic sacs are called diamniotic twins. This usually means that they are fraternal twins (arise from two separate fertilized eggs) but in some cases they can be identical twins (twins form from a single fertilized egg that splits in the course of development). ...Read more

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Are the chances high of a reoccurant placenta abruption after having one at 32 weeks which resulted in stillbirth?Dr's have said it looked like a fluk

Are the chances high of a reoccurant placenta abruption after having one at 32 weeks which resulted in stillbirth?Dr's have said it looked like a fluk

Recurrence rate: The most recent literature is putting recurrence rate between 5-15%. The risk is even higher if the initial abruption was considered to be severe. When the abruption is severe enough to kill the fetus, as in your case, there is a 7% incidence of the same outcome in a future pregnancy, unfortunately. There aren't any studies that demonstrate interventions lower the risk. I wish you the best. ...Read more

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Dr. Erik Borncamp
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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