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/first-trimester/490495-hopefully-expectant-father-here-3.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. TS1982

    TS1982 Well-Known Member

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    I have no experience on this but didn't want to read and run xx all I can say is try to rest as much as possible and I wish you both all the luck in the world xxxx
     
  3. SiameseCatLady

    SiameseCatLady Well-Known Member

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    I would ask midwife and see whether or not you can get some advice. X
     
  4. KateK

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    Hi Harvey, so glad it wasn't a miscarriage as you initially feared but sorry you're still facing uncertainty.. Great news regarding the baby's growth though! I have heard of them but haven't had one myself. It's horrible being given a piece of information, taking that home to research and then having a zillion more questions.. I agree, ring your midwife to see if they can advise. If she doesn't know much about them then give the EPU another call as they are generally more specialised midwives and doctors and I found speaking to them much more reassuring than any GP/community midwife when I was having issues. Best of luck with everything xx
     
  5. BunnyN

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    I had three small bleeds under the placenta show at my scan at 13 weeks with DD. I never actually bled externally because the blood was trapped. I was told the risk is that the blood could cause too much pressure behind the placenta and cause it to separate but otherwise baby was fine. My doctor told me to rest totally for 6 weeks. No lifting, housework or sex and to avoid much bending or stairs. I had a scan at 16 weeks and the areas of blood were much smaller so I started being a little more active but still careful. At 18 weeks they had gone so I went back to normal activity. The advice doctors give seems to vary a lot between total bed rest and carry on as normal. I decided it couldnt hurt to try rest although I didnt quite stay in bed the whole time. DD was born healthy without further issue.
     
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    Rhiandell Well-Known Member

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    Glad to hear your wife and the baby are fine Harvey. I don't know anything about this, but I agree with the others, call the midwife and ask for advice, I think it's best to talk with someone who is more familiar with your personal situation.

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  7. babybee

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    I had one too in my last pregnancy and it was huge, 7cm x 7cm. I had such a heavy bleed at 9 weeks and after that bled heavily until 16 weeks. However the blood got darker and darker and i was told that it was essentially the 'scab' coming away slowly. I found the NHS sonographers didnt really take much notice of it and it was only when i had a private scan did they realise just how big it was. After i had that documented i was able to talk to my gp who was brilliant and signed me off work and put me on bed rest for 6 weeks. She also told me to drink loads of water to help flush it out. That was probably the best advice as it really helped. I was drinking 1 US gallon a day. By the 20 week scan it had gone. And my baby is now a healthy 21 month old girl.
    So i would say get her to rest as much as possible and drink lots of water. This will help it to heal and not get bigger.
     

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