A Bangladeshi lady has given beginning to twins virtually one month after delivering a untimely child boy, her physician instructed the BBC.
Arifa Sultana, 20, gave beginning to a child in late February, however 26 days later was rushed once more to a different hospital after feeling ache in her abdomen.
Medical doctors discovered she was nonetheless pregnant with twins in a second uterus, and carried out an emergency Caesarean.
Her twins have been discovered to be wholesome and have been discharged with no issues.
‘We have been shocked’
Ms Sultana, who’s from a rural village, delivered her first child on the Khulna Medical Faculty Hospital in Khulna district.
Simply 26 days later, she complained of abdomen ache and was rushed to the Advert-din Hospital within the Jessore district on 21 March, Dr Sheila Poddar, the gynaecologist who carried out the Caesarean instructed the BBC. Some media experiences put the date as 22 March.
“When the affected person got here in we carried out an ultrasound on her and located there have been twin infants,” Dr Sheila Poddar mentioned.
“We have been very shocked and stunned. I’ve by no means noticed one thing like this earlier than.”
It’s unclear why she may need chosen to go to a unique hospital.
In accordance with Dr Poddar, Ms Sultana and her husband are “very poor” and she or he had “by no means had an ultrasound earlier than”, within the run as much as her first supply.
“She had no concept that she had two different infants,” mentioned Dr Poddar. “We carried out a caesarean and she or he delivered twins, one female and male.”
The 20-year-old and her newborns have been discharged on 25 March after 4 days in hospital.
“The infants and her are all wholesome. I’m very, very glad that every little thing went nicely,” Dr Poddar mentioned.
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One gynaecologist in Singapore mentioned Uterus Didelphys – the situation of getting two uteruses – is “not as uncommon as individuals suppose”.
“In case you go for a scan beforehand it could be very apparent to see two units of uteruses. However clearly they’re from a extra rural space [and might not have access to ultrasound scanning],” Dr Christopher Ng instructed the BBC.
“[It’s likely that] three eggs have been ovulated and fertilised on the identical time throughout her fertile interval which resulted in three embryos.”
Ms Sultana mentioned she was glad together with her kids however was involved that elevating them would put a pressure on her monetary scenario, in response to AFP information company.
Her husband earns lower than 6,000 taka (£53; $95) a month as a labourer, however he mentioned he would “attempt his greatest”, AFP reported.
“It was a miracle from Allah that each one my kids are wholesome. I’ll attempt my greatest to maintain them glad.”
Reporting by the BBC’s Yvette Tan