Married twins? Couple struggling to make baby discover they’re twins!

The doctor consulted the patient's files and noted that both had the exact same birth dates listed in 1984.

By: PTI | Washington | Published:April 16, 2017 4:00 pm
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A married couple in the US shockingly discovered that they were biological twins after getting a routine DNA test done at an IVF clinic because they were struggling to conceive naturally. The couple, who met in college, had attended the clinic in Mississippi in the hope that it help them have their own child.

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A doctor at the clinic in Jackson, Mississippi, revealed the astonishing events and explained how the situation had come about.

“It’s just a routine thing and we wouldn’t normally check to see if there was a relationship between the two samples, but in this case the lab assistant involved was shocked by the similarity of each profile,” the doctor told the Mississippi Herald.

“My first reaction was that they must have been less-closely related; perhaps they were first cousins, which happens sometimes. However, looking closer at samples, I noticed there were way too many similarities,” said the doctor, who was not named by the daily.

The doctor consulted the patient’s files and noted that both had the exact same birth dates listed in 1984.

“With this in mind, I was convinced that both patients were fraternal twins,” he said.

However, the doctor did not know if the couple were already aware of this or totally oblivious. When he brought up the issue at their next appointment, the doctor said they initially “burst out laughing” in disbelief.

“The husband said that a lot of people remarked on the fact they shared the same birthdays and looked similar to each other, but he said it was just a funny coincidence and that the couple were definitely not related,” the doctor said.

“The wife kept pleading with me to admit I was joking, and I wish that I was, but they had to know the truth,” the medic said.

After talking it through with the man and woman, the doctor was able to establish how this had all happened. The couple had met during college and instantly hit it off. “The fact they’d both been adopted, after their parents had died, meant they’d both experienced a similar childhood, and they felt they could really connect with each other,” the doctor said.

After processing the facts, it emerged that their biological parents had died in a car crash when the couple were infants.

With no family willing to adopt them, they were put into the care of the state and adopted out into separate families. But neither of their new families were told that the child had a twin.

“I really hope they can work something out. For me, it’s a particularly unusual case because my job is all about helping couples conceive a child. This is the first time in my career that I’ve been glad I haven’t succeeded in that regard,” the doctor said.

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    Michael
    Apr 17, 2017 at 2:44 am
    This is fake news - the Mississippi herald is not a real news source.
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      Thomas Law
      Apr 16, 2017 at 9:48 pm
      You guys know this story has been reported as FAKE NEWS,.. RIGHT? From a fake news website called Mississipi Herald.
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        Hal
        Apr 16, 2017 at 9:28 pm
        FAKE news.
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          Matoo
          Apr 16, 2017 at 9:23 pm
          FAKE NEWS.
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            spencer
            Apr 16, 2017 at 9:20 pm
            Of course it is fake. You can't tell if people are fraternal twins from their DNA. If you had the couple's parents DNA at the same time you could say siblings, if you would only had the couple themselves you could only say relation.
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              Dave G. Howell
              Apr 16, 2017 at 9:53 pm
              Your right. except you can tell that they are brother and sister and the fact that they are exactly the same age would mean that they must be twins.
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              Eric Stirling
              Apr 16, 2017 at 9:13 pm
              Ok. This is fake news, but this site is probably fake too. Great journalism!!!!
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                Daniel
                Apr 16, 2017 at 8:54 pm
                You are going to be embarr ed but this was uncovered as fake news yesterday.
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                  J
                  Apr 16, 2017 at 8:46 pm
                  Shown to be a fake story yesterday. Nice fact checking guys! hahaha
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                    Fact Check Is Good
                    Apr 16, 2017 at 8:45 pm
                    This is proven fake news, check your sources.
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                      Joel McIntire
                      Apr 16, 2017 at 8:41 pm
                      This was already proven to be a hoax. As recently as yesterday, evidence appeared blowing this out of the water. Doesn't anyone perform even a very cursory fact-check anymore?
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                        B
                        Apr 16, 2017 at 8:27 pm
                        This story turned out to be fake. Please you are a reputed news b s do at least some research before doing a copy paste.
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                          RainyDayInterns
                          Apr 16, 2017 at 8:14 pm
                          Hey dumb ...the story is fake.
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                            Fake News
                            Apr 16, 2017 at 8:05 pm
                            Fake
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                              Brenda Worden
                              Apr 16, 2017 at 7:46 pm
                              Yesterday, this was reported as being "FAKE NEWS". For one thing, there is no such newspaper as the Mississippi Herald. Shame on Google News.
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                                Robert Riversong
                                Apr 16, 2017 at 8:31 pm
                                There certainly is a Mississippi Herald: : mississippiherald /
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                                  Fact Check Is Good
                                  Apr 16, 2017 at 8:48 pm
                                  Wrong, there is a legitimate newspaper named the Mississippi Sun Herald, the other is a fake news site.
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                                Andrew Goetsch
                                Apr 16, 2017 at 7:46 pm
                                The Express needs to read the news a little more often. This story was proven to be a fake days ago. There is no Mississippi Herald.
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                                  Glen Barrington
                                  Apr 16, 2017 at 8:40 pm
                                  Yeah, there is a Mississippi Herald: : mississippiherald /category/mississippi/ Now it may be fake news, but the Herald is real. either that or it is the single most complex hoax ever perpetrated.
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                                  Lee
                                  Apr 16, 2017 at 7:39 pm
                                  Saw this yesterday when it was already proven to be a fake story. Do a little bit of research and not look foolish.
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                                    Alex
                                    Apr 16, 2017 at 7:18 pm
                                    This is an old story about the author's parents.
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                                      LOL
                                      Apr 16, 2017 at 7:05 pm
                                      Real life game of thrones
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                                        mulayam
                                        Apr 16, 2017 at 7:03 pm
                                        no wonder people voted for trump - they have no idea what fact is anymore. Thanks Media!
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                                          Dev
                                          Apr 16, 2017 at 6:09 pm
                                          Are you a mad TIE. You are circulating a fake new without checking its authenticity just for the sake of publicity. Have some wisdom..
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                                            John du Plessis
                                            Apr 16, 2017 at 5:56 pm
                                            FAKE news - why do you mislead your readers without checking the facts? : www.babwnews /2017/04/fake-news-media-duped-by-bogus-story-about-married-couple-being-twins/
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