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Could it be two?

I was wondering some of the symptoms and signs of twins. I took a first response test at 8dpo and got a very dark positive  immediately. The positive was actually darker then the control line. I thought this had to be a fluke so I took 2 more and same thing. I've also had very bad nausea since before taking the test. My symptoms are definitely magnified. Including needing 3 naps a day and sleeping all night just to function. I always retain water in the beginning but it usually goes away at 4 weeks, I am now 5 weeks and still swelling and very bloated. I can say this is nothing like the pregnancies I've had before (recurrent miscarriages). I do have one son and even with him I didn't find out until missed period. I am high risk already and the thought of twins has me more worried. Also I am a fraternal twin. Can anyone tell me the earlier signs they had? also posted on the multiples forum no luck with answers yet.
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1556219 tn?1309548208
The only true way to know if it is twin is ultrasound.  However, your doctor can look at your HCG levels and get an idea if it is a possibility.  You being a twin definitely increases the odds, I think.  

Every pregnancy is different so it is hard to compare your previous with this one, it may be just a singleton but with different symptoms and it may in fact be twins, again an ultrasound after 5-6 weeks would be the best identifier.

Good Luck!!!!  
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1503874 tn?1312309466
Congrats on you pregnancy!!!

I miscarried identical twins back in November, and yes my pregnancy symptoms were definitely magnified. I also tested 5 days before "missed period" and got an immediate dark pregnant line. The biggest thing for me was I KNEW it was twins, I just knew. Always trust your gut.

Being a fraternal twin increases your chance of having fraternal twins. Identical twins are just random, there is not gentic link.

Share your concerns with your OB and hopefully he/she can get you in for are early scan and put your mnd at ease.

I hope this helps, please keep us posted!!

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Thank you for the reply. I am very worried since the test was so dark so early. i took the test on the 10th and missed period wasn't until the 19th. I haven't found an OB yet since i need a fetal specialist and I'm having trouble finding one. I hope to at least get an ultrasound next week or the week after.
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