1 Placenta Twins But Different Physical Appearance And Traits?
Explanation please. The placenta 1 twins are said to be identical twins. But my child is now 14 months old and is increasingly looking very different from his face, skin type, and nature. How could this happen?
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. We understand your confusion. Basically, twins are divided into two types, namely identical twins, and non-identical twins. In identical twins, what happens is one egg is fertilized by one sperm cell as in general, but in its development, it splits in half to form two fetuses that are the same in terms of sex, physical characteristics, and personality. So they can be similar, because basically they come from the same cell.
While for twins are not identical, from the beginning they were formed from two eggs and two sperm cells, so because they come from two different cells, often the physical appearance and sex can be different. For more details, see the image below.
Regarding your question, babies are identical twins, again because they come from the same cell, so it's true that the placenta will be the same. In some cases, even the polar sac can be the same. As for your case, you are stated to have identical twins with the same placenta, but the more the differences become more visible, then the simplest explanation is that there was an error in the examination during pregnancy first. Most likely what was once considered the placenta is actually separate. This error could be due to the location of the placenta being very close together or even sticking to it as if it seemed to be only one, even though two.
Because you should if your child is identical twins, physical characteristics will be the same. You can try to imagine that you are cooking one serving of fried rice or one baking pan, then dividing it into two people, the taste and shape will definitely be the same, because it comes from one part of the same and then divided into two. But if there are two people who make two servings of fried rice or two baking pans, then there is a big possibility that there will be differences, it could be due to cooking styles, tastes and so forth. So if it is true that your child is identical twins, there is no way they are different, just as it is impossible for one serving of fried rice, the taste and appearance to be different just because they are split into two portions.
Apart from that, because the information we have about you and your child is limited, our advice you can reconfirm with your obstetrician or pediatrician who had time to treat him first. Because if there really is a certain medical condition that occurs, surely he knows better. That way, misunderstandings can be avoided and the answers you receive can be more accurate. So, hopefully answering your question.