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Dear docotrs, I just need your encouragement during this tough time of my pregnancy.
I'm 5-week-4-day pregnant. I started spotting (light brown to dark brown blood stain) when I was 4 week and 6 day pregnant. The spotting didn't accompany with pain or cramping. I was seen by my OB/GYN last Friday. The Ultrasound revealed that I have 2 gestational sacs; one is empty with collection of fluid next to it and 1 sac has the yolk sac. I'm very worried and anxious. My doctor assumed that I might have twin, but one is not viable which causes spotting and brownish discharge. She said I have a threatened miscarriage. I have to come back in another 2 weeks to check if the other sac has the fetus in there and to see if there's a heart beating. It seems like having a baby for me is not just as easy as everyone. 4 years ago, I had a miscarriage (9w, 1day) and it was my first baby. Then, 3 years ago, I went into labor 3 weeks early (Thanks God that my son was healthy and didn't have to st

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replied January 21st, 2011
Complications during Pregnancy Answer A18795
Welcome to ehealthforum and thanks for posting. It can be a case of vanishing twin. It occurs in about 20% of twin pregnancies. In these cases, one of the twins fails to grow and thrive. Instead, its development arrests and it is reabsorbed, with no evidence at delivery of the twin pregnancy.

I agree with your gynecologist to get a repeat an ultrasound scan after 2 weeks so that it can be confirmed whether it is a vanishing twin or not.

I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.

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