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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?

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

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What does it mean if twins are dichorionic?

What does it mean if twins are dichorionic?

Two placentas: Dichorionic twins result either from fertilization of two separate eggs ("fraternal" twins) or from the early division of a fertilized egg into two separate embryos ("identical" twins). ...Read more

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What does it mean if twins are dichorionic-diamniotic?

What does it mean if twins are dichorionic-diamniotic?

See below: A dichorionic diamniotic (dcda) twin pregnancy is a type of twin pregnancy where each twin has its own chorionic and amnionic sacs. ...Read more

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If twins are monozygotic but dichorionic are they less completely identical genetically than monochorionic twins ?

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

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Is 1716 of hCG at 3 weeks mean twins ?

Is 1716 of hCG at 3 weeks  mean twins ?

No: Actual HCG levels are quite variable. Comparing serial values is a common way of assessing if the pregnancy is developing normally. ...Read more

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My medical record says there's a "pseudo vans deferens" does this mean that I absorbed a male twin? any psychological/physiological symptoms?

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

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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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My hCG is 1817 at 3 weeks could mean twins?

3WEEKS FROM CONCEPTI: If it is 3 weeks from conception normal is 3to426 from last menstrual period 18 to7340 so it can be twins if 3weeks from conception check with your OB doctor if that is true. ...Read more

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What does locking twins mean?

What does locking twins mean?

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