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Asked by ashcole19

Q: I need to know if two sacs in an ultrasound absolutley mean twins?!

Hi. My name is ashley. I had my ultrasound at 9 weeks 2 days. They said there was only one baby but when they printed out the ultrasound there was two sacs and you can barely see the second baby. I am so curious as to if I am having twins or not. I need advice asap!!!!!!!!

This question was asked May. 30, 2015 7:22pm
Category: Expecting Multiples

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Answered by Sunshinebaby - Jun. 4, 2015 9:23pm
During my 6 weeks ultrasound, we were told there is one baby, when we came at 12 weeks, there were clearly two babies in there. One placenta, 2 sacks- Identical twins. Doctor said that probably at 6 weeks the other sack was just hiding behind it that's why they didn't notice it.

There are 3 types of twins-
Di/Di- fraternal twins- 2 placentas and 2 sacks
Mo/Di- Identical twins- 1 placenta and 2 sacks
Mo/Mo- Identical twins- 1 placenta, 1 sack

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Answered by Steague552 - Jun. 1, 2015 1:21am
Under "My Pregnancy and Account" shown on the right of the screen click "Profile Setup" it will take you to a page where you can choose something that says ultrasound photos, you can upload it there.

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Answered by ashcole19 - May. 30, 2015 7:41pm
If I knew how to post the picture I would post the ultrasound picture.

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Answered by ashcole19 - May. 30, 2015 7:41pm
Hey, Stickybean, She didnt even say anything at all about the other sac, she said she thought one was hiding behind the other but ill be 18 weeks this tuesday and im just dying for my ultrasound! I just keep thinking about it an I asked my aunt about it because shes a nurse and she said thats a second baby. I was tiny before I got pregnant and My friend is a month ahead of me and Im way bigger than her ..

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Answered by stickybean1976 - May. 30, 2015 7:32pm
Also if they didn't mention it sometimes a cyst or a small fibroid can look like a small sac. Maybe that's what you see.

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Answered by stickybean1976 - May. 30, 2015 7:30pm
It may have stated out that way but often with the start of twins one can become a blighted ovium which means an empty sac. It just doesn't progress any further than a sac. If you only have one sac with a feotal pole and a heartbeat then it is not twins. This can be very common. The other Sac should just diminish, don't be surprised if you get some spotting. Not sure why your OB or ultrasound tech didn't explain all this to you. At 9 weeks unless you clearly have 2 sac with feotal poles and heartbeats, it's sounds like only one has continued and one has become a brighten ovium. Very common (Google it) wishing you the best for your pregnancy :-)

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