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WHAT DOSE D.V.P MEAN IN A TWIN PRENGNACEY

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What dose too much d.v.p mean. We had a scan and the doctor could not get a good view of the heart because of there being too much dvp.
DVP means Deepest Vertical Pocket.

The fetueses in the uterus are surrounded by amnitoic fluid. Due to the position of the fetueses, some the amniotic fluid is not arranged symmetrically around the fetuses but has shallow and deep pockets.

In your case, the deepest pocket of amnitoic fluid, meaning the highest amount of amniotic fluid was in the area around the baby's chest, and so the heart could not be visualised.

This is of course not an abnormality, it seemly means that the heart could not be seen clearly due to too much amniotic fluid in that area.

You will need a repeat ultrasound later by which time the babies will have moved so that it can be visualised.


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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Hi
Yes we have been told to go to another hospital to get a more detailed scan. This will be the 3rd scan that we have had as thay are ahving a lot of trouble seeing the heart in twin one. But we have been told that the blood flow to both baies is normal, The doctor has told us that our scan is one of the hardist he has ever done. Does this happen a lot. And is there anything to worry about not being able to see the heart propley?
Thanks for your time
No, nothing to worry.

As I said, the doctor said he was having difficulty because there was a lot of amniotic fluid at that site, so that doesnt mean anything, it occurred by chance due to the position of the twins.

Ultrasound in twin pregnancies can be often quite difficult, as one twin is obstructing the other. So its not uncommon for the ultrasounds to be incomplete. Dont worry about this, specially since the doctor has already told you that blood flow is normal.



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