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Had an ultrasound and told as twins. Not interested in twins. What to do? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 14-Nov-2013
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Practicing since : 2002
Answered : 106 Questions
User:small query abt my cousin's issue
Doctor:please ask me
User:she skipped her period
User:so expecting
User:within 4 weeks her doctor gone thru the ultra scan and guessing twins
User:bt my doubt is within 4 weeks can we guess whether single or twins ?
Doctor:yes sure, we can
Doctor:it can be seen on ultrasound as early as 4 weeks
User:bt said one is showing big and strong and one is after 2 weeks it may disappear also
User:is it soo
Doctor:it is possible
User:how about chances of disappearing ?
Doctor:Sorry, this cannot be predicted
Doctor:It is dependent on individual pregnancy
Doctor:A repeat scan after 2 weeks can confirm that
User:if both are there after 2 weeks also then there wud be any pro blem for that second one which is weeker
Doctor:not really
Doctor:generally among twins, one is stronger than the other
Doctor:there should be no problem in it
User:but she is not interested on twins actually
Doctor:are you there?
Doctor:are you there?
User:s s
Doctor:please proceed
User:she is worried abt that
User:any chanaces of removing one and keeping one if am not asking very bad question
User:these and all doubts will cum in first pregnancy
Doctor:that is not possible
Doctor:it has to happen only natural
Doctor:That is not possible medically
Doctor:I am sorry about that
Doctor:i hope you understand
Doctor:probably your cousin has to continue with it
User:yah yah i can undestand,...anyway thanks for your clarifications on my doubts
Doctor:Or she can opt for termination of both the pregnancies
Doctor:my pleasure
Doctor:any time
User:she can go for abortion ? no XXXXXXX na in 4th week
Doctor:not at al
User:ok bt very sad ....
User:thanks dr
Doctor:she can opt for abortion, if it is confirmed twin pregnancy and she is not willing for it
Doctor:no harm in it
Doctor:She can try to conceive again
User:even the doctor said the same thing wil wait for one more week then will decide
User:one more thing..if no family grounds are having twin concept then also chances wil be tehre ?
User:both sides no such back ground actually
Doctor:she can take a decision that she is comfortable with
Doctor:it is possible
Doctor:However, twins happen more often in women who take infertility treatment
Doctor:Did she take any infertility treatment?
User:infertility treament means?
User:for getting pregnancy ?
User:if someone gone for treatment ?
Doctor:that is right
User:acha..its by natural only..nt undertook any treatment for this actually
Doctor:when someone takes medicines to become pregnant, they are likely to have twin
Doctor:even one single tablet to induce ovulation can cause twin
User:no no i am 100% confidence she dint
Doctor:good then
Doctor:it is likely that she has the twin naturally
User:without anything she got it seems
User:ok ok..may be some constrains she must be havng thats y nt feeling comfortbale
User:shhe is working women wil be little difficult after delivery with 2 kids
Doctor:it is individual constraints
Doctor:yes, definitely
Doctor:to take care of twins is difficult
Doctor:One of my friends has twins
Doctor:and she struggles quite a lot :(
User:ok thanks for ur patience and advice from u
Doctor:thank you too
Doctor:Take care
User:thanks and same to u too...
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