The only concrete evidence I have that my first twin existed are the results of my ultrasound 10/11/12. I don't know why I felt compelled to look at them again, but I did.
the uterus there appears to be a single gestational sac. A yolk sac is
identified. There is a fetal pole within with an adjacent smaller
solid structure as well. This raises the question of a twin pregnancy
with fetal demise of one of the two. The largest structure with cardiac
activity at 195 beats per minute labeled twin A with a mean crown-rump
length of 30 mm corresponding to 9 weeks and 6 days.
The smaller structure labeled twin B is 19 mm corresponding with gestational age of 8 weeks and 3 days. No activity.
The patient's uterus is retroverted.
Single living pregnancy identified within the uterus based on the mean
crown-rump length is at 9 weeks 6 days with an EDC 05/10/2013.
Within this same sac, is a second more difficult to see structure that
would raise the question of a twin pregnancy. This would correspond to 8
weeks and 3 days. No cardiac activity is identified within. This
raises the question of demise of a twin.
This is all there is. No ultrasound photo. Just words.
I had another scan on November 1. This was just 6 days after miscarrying the first twin.
The previous anatomic findings raising suspicion for a twin pregnancy
with demise is no longer seen. There is a septation however. This may
represent further resorption of a previous demise.
I don't think of it often, but when I do, it hurts.