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What Does Dichorionic Twins Mean
Hi, 11 weeks pregnant with dichorionic twins, my 2nd twin is near right cornual region, adj. Myometrial thickness 3.9mm, is it a serious condition?
Possibly.: Typically the pregnancy grows in the path of least resistance - i.e. Inside the uterus. Most likely everything will be fine; if you or your obstetrician are concerned about this, an MRI should help put everyone's mind at ease by imaging the entire pelvis and uterus in detail. Best of luck! ...Read more
If twins are monozygotic but dichorionic are they less completely identical genetically than monochorionic twins ?
The same.: Monozygotic dichorionic is another term for monochorionic diamniotic twins. They are expected to be genetically identical in both cases because they come from one original fertilized egg. ...Read more
My medical record says there's a "pseudo vans deferens" does this mean that I absorbed a male twin? any psychological/physiological symptoms?
No male twin!: No, don't even consider that very intriguing twin idea. Absolutely not! There is no reason to worry about resulting symptoms. But do ask your OBGYN to describe and explain until you feel you understand enough not to worry. Up to a certain stage of development a fetus can become either sex. This structure may just be an unused left-over part or may just look like one. Ask - but relax. Best wishes! ...Read more
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
Rare - bad!: Locked twins are monochorionic/monoamniotic twins that have locked heads so that the breech presenting one cannot be delivered because the cephalic second twin is holding it in utero by locking their jaws. Extremely rare and potentially lethal, unless a cesarean section is promptly undertaken. ...Read more
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