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(Guardian)   OB-GYN performs ultrasound exam: "Either I'm still totally wasted from last night's party or you're having two uteruses"   (theguardian.com) divider line
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TWX [TotalFark]
2020-06-27 6:35:30 PM  
From TFA: "The twins could be identical. The condition itself is quite rare but they went on to tell me that it was a one in a 50m chance for me to conceive twins in each womb,"

Uh, no?

Identical twins form from the same zygote, and even if that separation occurs so early that each fetus has its own placenta and anmiotic sac, how would one zygote/blastocyst manage to move out of one uterus and into the other prior to implantation?
 
2020-06-27 7:19:46 PM  

TWX: From TFA: "The twins could be identical. The condition itself is quite rare but they went on to tell me that it was a one in a 50m chance for me to conceive twins in each womb,"

Uh, no?

Identical twins form from the same zygote, and even if that separation occurs so early that each fetus has its own placenta and anmiotic sac, how would one zygote/blastocyst manage to move out of one uterus and into the other prior to implantation?


Yeah, that was my take too.
 
2020-06-27 7:26:54 PM  

TWX: From TFA: "The twins could be identical. The condition itself is quite rare but they went on to tell me that it was a one in a 50m chance for me to conceive twins in each womb,"

Uh, no?

Identical twins form from the same zygote, and even if that separation occurs so early that each fetus has its own placenta and anmiotic sac, how would one zygote/blastocyst manage to move out of one uterus and into the other prior to implantation?


Came to say this.
 
2020-06-27 7:27:07 PM  
What about Fraternal Twins?
/DNRTFA
 
2020-06-27 7:30:47 PM  

farker99: What about Fraternal Twins?
/DNRTFA


What about them?
 
TWX [TotalFark]
2020-06-27 7:35:46 PM  

dyhchong: farker99: What about Fraternal Twins?
/DNRTFA

What about them?


Normally they're womb-mates.
 
2020-06-27 7:38:37 PM  
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2020-06-27 7:45:24 PM  

TWX: dyhchong: farker99: What about Fraternal Twins?
/DNRTFA

What about them?

Normally they're womb-mates.


Creative differences meant there was only womb for one.

They each took a different path in life but somehow still ended up as neighbours.

What happens next? Wait and C.
 
2020-06-27 7:54:49 PM  
How can you get identical twins in each womb unless you did some cool stuff in a petri dish? There's no chance of the twins being identical.
 
2020-06-27 8:04:36 PM  
Uteri.
 
2020-06-27 8:09:24 PM  
So, double the PM's? No thanks, freak
 
2020-06-27 8:12:14 PM  

TWX: From TFA: "The twins could be identical. The condition itself is quite rare but they went on to tell me that it was a one in a 50m chance for me to conceive twins in each womb,"

Uh, no?

Identical twins form from the same zygote, and even if that separation occurs so early that each fetus has its own placenta and anmiotic sac, how would one zygote/blastocyst manage to move out of one uterus and into the other prior to implantation?


She's talking about being pregnant with 2 sets of twins
 
2020-06-27 8:21:33 PM  
Relevant?
Liam Lynch - Still Wasted From The Party Last Night
Youtube r5MFZW38suk

/Might be some NSFW joke-ish lyrics by the end
 
2020-06-27 8:37:04 PM  
I think I saw her husband on pornhub.
 
2020-06-27 8:51:13 PM  

marklar: Relevant?
[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/r5MFZW38​suk]
/Might be some NSFW joke-ish lyrics by the end


Whatever,,,
 
2020-06-27 9:09:38 PM  

chitownmike: TWX: From TFA: "The twins could be identical. The condition itself is quite rare but they went on to tell me that it was a one in a 50m chance for me to conceive twins in each womb,"

Uh, no?

Identical twins form from the same zygote, and even if that separation occurs so early that each fetus has its own placenta and anmiotic sac, how would one zygote/blastocyst manage to move out of one uterus and into the other prior to implantation?

She's talking about being pregnant with 2 sets of twins

She was also told she was carrying twins, one in each womb.

"The twins could be identical. The condition itself is quite rare but they went on to tell me that it was a one in a 50m chance for me to conceive twins in each womb," she told the Sun


The reporter doesn't even know if there's two or four fetuses.
 
2020-06-27 9:11:52 PM  

Billy Liar: marklar: Relevant?
[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/r5MFZW38​suk]
/Might be some NSFW joke-ish lyrics by the end

Whatever,,,


I think those are his only two songs I know.
 
2020-06-27 9:38:19 PM  

TWX: From TFA: "The twins could be identical. The condition itself is quite rare but they went on to tell me that it was a one in a 50m chance for me to conceive twins in each womb,"

Uh, no?

Identical twins form from the same zygote, and even if that separation occurs so early that each fetus has its own placenta and anmiotic sac, how would one zygote/blastocyst manage to move out of one uterus and into the other prior to implantation?


This.

I wonder, though... would they be fraternal twins? Technically, dixygotic just means that two different eggs were fertilized by two different sperm at the same time. It's generally accepted that they share a uterus, though.

For that matter, what if they were fertilized on different days? In a single uterus that would be very unlikely, but is it more likely in a multiple-uterus situation? I know that hormones are supposed to prevent the ovaries from releasing new eggs, thicken the uterine wall, and clamp the cervix shut... but that has failed even with "standard-issue" equipment.

I guess it would depend on how far down the split begins. From description in the article it sounds like a complete split at the very least, possibly didelphys. With a didelphic uterus there are two distinct cervixes.

IANADoctor, but I was dating a woman when she learned she had uterus didelphys.
 
2020-06-27 10:22:44 PM  
"you're having two uteruses"

Subby, what does that even mean?
 
2020-06-27 10:47:38 PM  

Bennett the Mad: "you're having two uteruses"

Subby, what does that even mean?


That means her reproductive tract is a duplex.
 
2020-06-27 11:00:27 PM  

marklar: Billy Liar: marklar: Relevant?
[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/r5MFZW38​suk]
/Might be some NSFW joke-ish lyrics by the end

Whatever,,,

I think those are his only two songs I know.


That's one more than me
 
2020-06-28 12:55:50 AM  
So, she's from Gallifrey.  Cool!
 
db2
2020-06-28 7:56:46 AM  

TWX: From TFA: "The twins could be identical. The condition itself is quite rare but they went on to tell me that it was a one in a 50m chance for me to conceive twins in each womb,"

Uh, no?

Identical twins form from the same zygote, and even if that separation occurs so early that each fetus has its own placenta and anmiotic sac, how would one zygote/blastocyst manage to move out of one uterus and into the other prior to implantation?


David Blaine does some pretty wild stuff these days.
 
2020-06-28 9:01:48 AM  
It was only recently, when I was reading about the works of Adam Kay, that I discovered that the jargon term for the obstetric gynaecology department in British hospitals is brats and twats.
 
2020-06-28 9:41:15 AM  

TWX: From TFA: "The twins could be identical. The condition itself is quite rare but they went on to tell me that it was a one in a 50m chance for me to conceive twins in each womb,"

Uh, no?

Identical twins form from the same zygote, and even if that separation occurs so early that each fetus has its own placenta and anmiotic sac, how would one zygote/blastocyst manage to move out of one uterus and into the other prior to implantation?


Perhaps the two uteruses are more suite-like than separate apartment-like
 
2020-06-28 12:54:09 PM  
You'd think the second uterus would have been picked up by an ultrasound and how the fark does an OBGYN not see two cervixes when doing an exam?
 
2020-06-28 2:33:17 PM  

TheGreatGazoo: You'd think the second uterus would have been picked up by an ultrasound and how the fark does an OBGYN not see two cervixes when doing an exam?


In most cases, the split happens above the cervix. In extreme cases of didelphys, you can actually have a double vagina.

It's a spectrum.
 
2020-06-28 6:06:45 PM  

Jgok: TheGreatGazoo: You'd think the second uterus would have been picked up by an ultrasound and how the fark does an OBGYN not see two cervixes when doing an exam?

In most cases, the split happens above the cervix. In extreme cases of didelphys, you can actually have a double vagina.

It's a spectrum.


TFA made it sound like she has 2 cervixes. I wouldn't be surprised if your suggestion is correct as most reporters are pretty lousy at anything related to science reporting.

I've heard of the double vagina condition.
 
2020-06-28 6:28:14 PM  
Funnily enough it's hard to get a good medical example of how it works, but it appears porn and Bing have one real instance, and it's more informational than titillating. She's attractive and completely naked but not really doing anything sexual.

But they do a good job of showing you how it fits together and even have a speculum halfway. It's actually more informational than any medical examples I can find on the internet.

There are also two hilarious instances on Bing. One where they've mocked up one HUGE vagina on a girl and decided it was two. And another where they slapped the fake vagina on her belly.
 
2020-06-28 7:39:46 PM  
The egg is usually fertilized in the Fallopian tube.  A fertilized egg splits in two while dividing to form identical twins.  In the Fallopian tube.  They then wind up in separate wombs.  Easy to understand.
 
2020-06-28 7:44:52 PM  

dyhchong: but it appears porn and Bing have one real instance


I couldn't find it on Bing, but there are plenty of disgusting things to find while searching for it.  Link?
 
2020-06-28 7:59:18 PM  

SomeTexan: The egg is usually fertilized in the Fallopian tube.  A fertilized egg splits in two while dividing to form identical twins.  In the Fallopian tube.  They then wind up in separate wombs.  Easy to understand.


There are two fallopian tubes. In a normal uterus, both tubes lead into the same womb. In the situation the article is actually about, each tube leads from one ovary to one womb. An egg fertilized in the left-hand fallopian tube will not make it to the right-hand womb, because the left tube only connects to the left womb.
 
2020-06-28 8:31:21 PM  

SomeTexan: dyhchong: but it appears porn and Bing have one real instance

I couldn't find it on Bing, but there are plenty of disgusting things to find while searching for it.  Link?


NSFW
NSFW
NSFW
NSFW
nsfw
NSFW
NSFW
NSFW
NSFW

You must, of course, have safe search switched off.
 
2020-06-28 8:41:40 PM  

SomeTexan: The egg is usually fertilized in the Fallopian tube.  A fertilized egg splits in two while dividing to form identical twins.  In the Fallopian tube.  They then wind up in separate wombs.  Easy to understand.


You do know that the fallopian tube is after the uterus, right?

So if the uterus split, then each would either get one tube and ovary, or one would get neither (probably because it's shrunken, malformed and unusable).

For your scenario the tubes themselves would have to split as well and have an independent line to both, but only after the point where the fertilised egg split. Pretty unlikely when you consider the layout in the diagram below.

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2020-06-28 11:19:31 PM  
I don't need an anatomy lesson.  I am aware that normally, things work as you say they do.  However, TFA said identical twins were possible.  If true, there must be something unusual going on.  One in 50M, IIRC.
 
2020-06-28 11:21:43 PM  

SomeTexan: The egg is usually fertilized in the Fallopian tube.  A fertilized egg splits in two while dividing to form identical twins.  In the Fallopian tube.  They then wind up in separate wombs.  Easy to understand.

THANK

you

I was scrolling and waiting and waiting and scrolling and I didn't wanna be the one to have to explain this to everybody.

What I *didn't* know is that two uteruses can connect to a normal set of ovaries/fallopian tubes.

Neato!
 
2020-06-28 11:22:09 PM  

Jgok: SomeTexan: The egg is usually fertilized in the Fallopian tube.  A fertilized egg splits in two while dividing to form identical twins.  In the Fallopian tube.  They then wind up in separate wombs.  Easy to understand.

There are two fallopian tubes. In a normal uterus, both tubes lead into the same womb. In the situation the article is actually about, each tube leads from one ovary to one womb. An egg fertilized in the left-hand fallopian tube will not make it to the right-hand womb, because the left tube only connects to the left womb.


Citation?
 
2020-06-29 5:32:47 AM  

Murflette: Jgok: SomeTexan: The egg is usually fertilized in the Fallopian tube.  A fertilized egg splits in two while dividing to form identical twins.  In the Fallopian tube.  They then wind up in separate wombs.  Easy to understand.

There are two fallopian tubes. In a normal uterus, both tubes lead into the same womb. In the situation the article is actually about, each tube leads from one ovary to one womb. An egg fertilized in the left-hand fallopian tube will not make it to the right-hand womb, because the left tube only connects to the left womb.

Citation?


Look at the image dyhchong posted just above this.
 
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