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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. Janice Alexander
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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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Is it normal to pass a clot if I have a subchorionic hematoma?

Pregnancy bleed: Subchorionic hematomas are small blood collections behind the placenta. It is common in the first trimester of pregnancy. Trapped blood will either reabsorb, find a path way out or simply stay in place. If it can find a pathway out then the patient will see bleeding. Close follow up with your Obgyn is warranted. ...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

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11 wks preg with subchorionic hematoma. Have sharp pains in upper right chest between breast & collar bn. Radiates to arm and back. Should I contact dr?

Yes: The symptoms are not likely related to the sub chorionic hematoma, but pregnancy puts you at risk for blood clots. It may be nothing, but a pulmonary embolus can be life threatening. ...Read more

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DX subchorionic hematoma 3wks ago @8wks preg. Fetal heart &growth normal. Red bleeding/clotting turned brown. Red blood+clots just returned. Why? Bad?

DX subchorionic hematoma 3wks ago @8wks preg. Fetal heart &growth normal. Red bleeding/clotting turned brown. Red blood+clots just returned. Why? Bad?

SCH: SCH (subchorionic hematomas) are very common findings in early pregnancy. The often cause bleeding. Although the rate of miscarriage is higher in most cases things turn out fine. It is a small blood collection behind the placenta. The blood is either reabsorbed or it drains out. Typically a follow up sonogram is done over the next few weeks to confirm. ...Read more

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Subchorionic hemorrhage, during pregnancy, what is it?

Subchorionic hemorrhage, during pregnancy, what is it?

Pregnancy Bleeding: A subchorionic hemorrhage/hematoma is a bleed between the pregnancy and the uterine wall. It is an US finding, that if coupled with vaginal bleeding, can potentially increase the risk of miscarriage/preterm delivery, but w/out vaginal bleeding, it's hard to say. Size matters; worse if bigger (covering ~50% of placental bed) or occurring later. It can heal itself, but you just have to wait/watch. ...Read more

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6weeks pregnant subchorionic hematoma has almost completely resolved itself in 2days. Small persisting hypoechoic are 11x4mm safe to travel by plane?

6weeks pregnant subchorionic hematoma has almost completely resolved itself in 2days. Small persisting hypoechoic are 11x4mm safe to travel by plane?

Air travel: Air travel does not cause or increase the risk of miscarriage. If your doctor restricted your travel it was more likely out of concern for having a miscarriage will traveling not because travel would cause it ...Read more

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11 weeks pregnant subchorionic hematoma measured 7.5 cm. I only bleed once but, its been 2 weeks now I'm having dark brown discharge. Why is that?

11 weeks pregnant subchorionic hematoma measured 7.5 cm. I only bleed once but, its been 2 weeks now I'm having dark brown discharge. Why is that?

Old blood: The longer that subchorionic hematoma sits there, the darker the blood gets, so when it eventually seeps out, it's brown. It's less worrisome if it's brown. Bright red bleeding usually implies fresh/new blood. ...Read more

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10 weeks pregnant with a subchorionic hematoma. Confirmed heartbeat. Can stressful situation such as death of a family cause bleeding or hurt baby.

10 weeks pregnant with a subchorionic hematoma. Confirmed heartbeat. Can stressful situation such as death of a family cause bleeding or hurt baby.

Chronic stress can: Lead to pregnancy complications, but it does not cause a subchorionic bleed in the first trimester. Especially since you have the added stress of having to wait to know the significance of the bleeding along with the normal grieving process, it would be wise to seek therapy pro-actively, so as not to develop chronic anxiety or depression. ...Read more

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Can my fish oil pill thin blood or cause bleeding? I'm 10wks pregnant & have a small subchorionic hematoma but have never bled & am not bleeding now

Can my fish oil pill thin blood or cause bleeding? I'm 10wks pregnant & have a small subchorionic hematoma but have never bled & am not bleeding now

Yes.: Fish oil does act as a blood thinner. But this is usually only seen at higher doses. There are a lot of potential blood thinners with supplements and medications including anti-depressants and garlic. ...Read more

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The result of transvaginal scan in 7w2d pregnancy. I have subchorionic hemorrhage of 1.7 x 2.42 x 1.12cm, lower uterine pole. How danger is that?

The result of transvaginal scan in 7w2d pregnancy. I have subchorionic hemorrhage of 1.7 x 2.42 x 1.12cm, lower uterine pole. How danger is that?

Maybe OK since early: A subchorionic hemorrhage/hematoma is a bleed between the pregnancy and the uterine wall. It is an US finding, that if coupled with vaginal bleeding, can potentially increase the risk of miscarriage/preterm delivery, but w/out vaginal bleeding, it's hard to say. Size matters; worse if bigger (covering ~50% of placental bed) or occurring later. It can heal itself, but you just have to wait/watch. ...Read more

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