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Doctor insights on: Subchorionic Hematoma In Pregnancy

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Do subchorionic hematomas in pregnancy cause delays in early childhood development?

Do subchorionic hematomas in pregnancy cause delays in early childhood development?

Adverse effects of : SCH on pregnancy outcomes depend on size, gestational age, & maternal age. Fetal growth restriction, placental abruption, pre-eclampsia, prematurity, & fetal distress may occur. If there is significant decrease in blood flow & nutrients to the fetus , brain & other organ development may be impacted. Anxiety doesn't help. Monitoring & treatment by a Fetal-Maternal Medicine specialist do help. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Is it safe to masterbate, orgasm and have sex while you have a subchorionic hematoma in early and late pregnancy? Orgasms make your uterus contract?

Is it safe to masterbate, orgasm and have sex while you have a subchorionic hematoma in early and late pregnancy? Orgasms make your uterus contract?

See answer: The presence of ultrasound-detected subchorionic hemorrhage (hematoma) increases risk of miscarriage, stillbirth, abruptio placentae, and preterm labor. Depending on your findings and md, may advise strict bed rest, refrain from lifting heavy objects, and avoid exercise. In most cases, you’ll be asked to avoid sexual intercourse (and masturbation?) until the hematoma dissolves and disappears. ...Read more

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What are the chances of a medium sized subchorionic hematoma resolving and ending in a normal pregnancy? I am currently 7 weeks 6 days pregnant. I had my first prenatal visit 4 days ago and everything looked good. Two days ago after getting out of the sho

What are the chances of a medium sized subchorionic hematoma resolving and ending in a normal pregnancy? I am currently 7 weeks 6 days pregnant. I had my first prenatal visit 4 days ago and everything looked good. Two days ago after getting out of the sho

To : To answer your questions: yes, there is a chance it will resolve on its own. There is definitely a chance of a miscarriage. With a medium sized subchorionic hemorrhage, your changes of a successful pregnancy are most likely around 50-50, but I have definitely seen it happen. A subchorionic hemorrhage does not necessarily put you at any greater risk of placental abruption, which is a different medical condition. You have done everything correctly. Be sure that you know that this is a random occurrence and just one of those things that happens for no reason. I will wish you the best. ...Read more

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Is there an underlying reason why a patient repeatedly get subchorionic hematoma around 4-5w in every pregnancy? Does bed rest help?

Yes and NO: Subchorionic hematoma is usually the result of the normal and usual implantation bleeding as the placenta develops. It is exceedingly common and usually not an indication of any particular problem. Bedrest does not help and is not recommended. ...Read more

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Can a large subchorionic hematoma flatten the gestational sac at 7 weeks?

Depends: The hematoma may give the sac an unusual shape. Usually it does not . If there is a n unusual shape a follow up ultrasound and evaluation should be done within a week or right away if there is painful bleeding , or heavy bleeding. Nature will decide how successful the pregnanacy can turn out .There is nothing you can do to change the eventual outcome for the embryo. ...Read more

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Is subchorionic hematoma linked with other risks?

Adverse effects of : SCH on pregnancy outcomes depend on size, gestational age, & maternal age. Fetal growth restriction, placental abruption, pre-eclampsia, prematurity, & fetal distress may occur. If there is significant decrease in blood flow & nutrients to the fetus , brain & other organ development may be altered. Anxiety doesn't help. Monitoring & treatment by a Fetal-Maternal Medicine specialist do help. ...Read more

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How long should I expect a subchorionic hematoma to bleed? When should I start to worry if it does not? (I have already seen a doctor about it)

How long should I expect a subchorionic hematoma to bleed?  When should I start to worry if it does not? (I have already seen a doctor about it)

Uncertain: as long as the fetus is growing appropriately, that is the best you can hope for. Clearly, if you have other medical disorders, these should be under control. Best wishes ...Read more

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Is 3.2 x 1.6 x 2.3 retroplacental marginal hematoma and 1.2 x 0.6 x 1.9 cm subchorionic hematoma in the fundus big for 14 weeks? Is it dangerous?

Is 3.2 x 1.6 x 2.3 retroplacental marginal hematoma and 1.2 x 0.6 x 1.9 cm subchorionic hematoma in the fundus big for 14 weeks? Is it dangerous?

Monitoring: Subchorionic hematoma are small areas of blood collected behind the placenta. They increase the risk of bleeding and miscarriage slightly. The further along in pregnancy the less the risk of pregnancy loss. Continued monitoring with serial ultrasound is warranted. 3 cm is moderate size but size is relative in these cases as the size does not necessarily correlate with risk. ...Read more

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How does a subchorionic hematoma cause a miscarriage? Like how does it actually cause you to lose the baby? What is the mechanism involved? Thanks.

If u have one: It is your ob;s job to explain that to u, it can cause the placenta to separate from the uterine wall so the fetus will have no blood supply, most sub chorionic hematoma in the 1st trimester resolve and do not cause a loss. ...Read more

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What are the risks associated with a subchorionic hematoma?

What are the risks associated with a subchorionic hematoma?

Problems: Subchorionic bleeding is usually placental in origin, making a stable bleed a stable placental abruption. Subchorionic bleeding is associated with elevated rates of miscarriage, preterm labor, placental abruption, and preterm rupture of membranes. Many cases will turn out ok though. An OB should be involved, and serial ultrasound can be helpful in following the bleed. ...Read more

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14 weeks pg. Subchorionic hematoma. Blood looks like its breaking down. Us looks different it's big. Should i be on bed rest?

14 weeks pg. Subchorionic hematoma. Blood looks like its breaking down. Us looks different it's  big. Should i be on bed rest?

No: There's no evidence that bed rest would help your situation. A lot of women (most) who have subchorionic hemorrages do fine with their pregnancies. Avoid seriously strenuous activities, and consider avoiding sexual intercourse and orgasm. But bed rest, lying in bed, isn't going to help and may have complications of its own. ...Read more

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Can sex cause subchorionic hematoma to get bigger?

Can sex cause subchorionic hematoma to get bigger?

No really: We frequently advise those who have a subchorionic hematoma to avoid intercourse to help avoid bleeding. There is not evidence that sex makes one bigger. ...Read more

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Can a subchorionic hematoma have greater risk with a retroverted uterus?

Can a subchorionic hematoma have greater risk with a retroverted uterus?

Usually unrelated: A retroverted uterus shouldn't contribute to a miscarriage and management would be the same, expectant. Good luck with your pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can pill of 240mg DHA /340mg epa cause blood thinning/bleeding of my non-bleeding small subchorionic hematoma? I'm 10 weeks preggo & it's never bled.

Can pill of 240mg DHA /340mg epa cause blood thinning/bleeding of my  non-bleeding small subchorionic hematoma? I'm 10 weeks preggo & it's never bled.

Maybe: Any supplement or medication taken during pregnancy must be carefully discussed and reviewed before you start taking it with your ob-gyn. There are conflicting reports regarding whether these omega 3 fatty acids cause bleeding or making clotting more difficult once bleeding has occurred. A hematologist can directly test your bleeding time and recommend if benefit outweighs risk. ...Read more

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My ultrasound shows subchorionic hematoma I am 6wk long and I have a history of miscarriages my OB didn't put me on bed rest is these normal?

My ultrasound shows subchorionic hematoma I am 6wk long and I have a history of miscarriages my OB didn't put me on bed rest is these normal?

Yes: Subchorionic hematomas are quite common in early pregnancy, and most of them are absorbed (blood is washed away) within a few weeks. Bed rest is usually not necessary, but pelvic rest may be a good idea (nothing inserted into the vagina)...consider discussing this with your OB. They may want to do a follow up ultrasound in a month or two. Congrats on your pregnancy! ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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