Subchorionic Hematoma

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  1. harveyshammers

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    So I first posted on here and had some lovely responses and advice, you can read that on the following link:

    http://www.pregnancyforum.co.uk/pregnancy-chat/490701-hopefully-expectant-father-here-2.html

    Anyway, to update everyone my wife experienced more bleeding (fresh bright red blood, clots and dark blood) on Sunday just gone and this has continued on and off. We went to the EPU again (following our previous visit and scan last week) and had another scan. She's between 7-8 weeks now.

    We got to see the baby again and a heartbeat was visible which was great news at this stage - he/she is growing at the correct rate at the moment and you could see how big they've got! The person then doing the scan diagnosed the bleeding as a Subchorionic Hematoma. She explained what it was, this is why my wife was bleeding and also said that the Baby was fine in the sac - she didn't seem majorly concerned. Has anyone else had a/have been diagnosed with Subchorionic Hematoma?

    I've done some googling since I've been home and seen that they recommend no heavy lifting, sexual intercourse and so on. I've also seen is can cause miscarriage is some cases (some have put it at between 1-3% of all diagnosed, some have just said large have a higher risk with no further information). Does anyone have any thoughts? As I say, the person doing the scan didn't say it was large (what is large?) or mentioned anything about us needing more regular scans. She didn't seem concerned and just mentioned the rest etc.

    Appreciate any thoughts :)
     
  2. MrsB2105

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    I am so pleased you can now see the heartbeat :), I didn't bleed externally this pregnancy and wasn't diagnosed with a heamatoma but I had some unofficial scans that showed a bleed. If the sonographers don't seem worried then have a little faith in them. Also don't over google it as you will only scare yourself trust me I'm an expert at scaring myself through Google :)

    I'm sure everything will be ok but just make sure you get your wife checked out if she has any more bleeds and make her put her feet up when she has chance at least until the 12 week scan
     
  3. Sandytoes

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    Hi, I don't post a lot but saw your post and wanted to hopefully reassure you-I had bleeding between weeks 13-16, it was red and heavyish at times, then it just stopped. I was back and forth to the EPU, but didn't really get any straight answers. I was referred to a consultant and when I saw her at 21 weeks she said it had been a subchoronic hematoma which had now disappeared (I think they can either bleed out, reabsorb into your body, or stay there for the whole pregnancy). I'm now 30 weeks and *touch wood* haven't had anymore bleeding and everything seems to be going well.
    I had a week off work to rest as my job was quite stressful, and it was then that the bleeding stopped, although I don't know if the resting was linked to that.
    Hope all goes well for you and your wife, I know how scary it is to keep seeing blood!
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