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Dr. Bryan Treacy
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Heavy Bleeding (Definition)

Usually described by physicians as having to change a pad more than every 1-2 hours, passing large clots, change from your previous pattern, needing overnight protection, ...Read more


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What's the difference between a subchorionic hemorrhage passing & a miscarriage? Is the tissue I'm looking for in a miscarriage pink?

What's the difference between a subchorionic hemorrhage passing & a miscarriage? Is the tissue I'm looking for in a miscarriage pink?

Can be similar: A subchorionic hemorrhage, as identified on ultrasound, can cause vaginal bleeding that can be light spotting to heavy with clots, with or without mild abdominal pain. It can also be asymptomatic and never bleed. It does not always cause miscarriage but does put you at a higher risk. Unfortunately, a miscarriage can have the same bleeding symptoms. The best thing is to have an ultrasound with ob. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with subchorionic hemorrhage at 9w. From the u/s picture in my file, can you determine where the placenta is, and if the bleed is big?

I was diagnosed with subchorionic hemorrhage at 9w. From the u/s picture in my file, can you determine where the placenta is, and if the bleed is big?

Subchorionic bleed: A high resolutiona U/S should be able to localized the hemorrhage, and determine the extent of damage. You clearly are have a high risk pregnancy and should be seeing maternal fetal medicine obstetrician. ...Read more

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How long is subchorionic hemorrhage supposed to last? It's been 11 days since bleeding was noticed and dr still see fresh blood on u/s. I'm 7+4w.

How long is subchorionic hemorrhage supposed to last? It's been 11 days since bleeding was noticed and dr still see fresh blood on u/s. I'm 7+4w.

Until gone: There is no normal time for it to last since it is not normal to have it in the first place. It will last until all the blood collection comes out or is reabsorbed. There is no way to predict. ...Read more

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Subchorionic hemorrhage, placental abruption, oligohydramnios (20w3d). What does this all mean? Is it serious?

Subchorionic hemorrhage, placental abruption, oligohydramnios (20w3d). What does this all mean? Is it serious?

Placenta: This means there is a collection of blood between the placenta and the uterine wall- therefore the abruption, the term oligohydramnios basically means low amniotic fluid and can have multiple causes including placenta dysfunction on the side of the mother, of problems with the fetus- problems with the kidneys. Please speak to your physician and seek a referral to a perinatologist. ...Read more

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I went for an ultra sound and was told I have something called subchorionic hemorrhage is this dangerous.? Can it kill me and the baby?

Won't hurt you.: 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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I am 8 weeks and have a subchorionic hemorrhage size 1.9x0.9x2.8 and from time to time I have spotting should I be worry about a miscarriage?

I am 8 weeks and have a subchorionic hemorrhage size 1.9x0.9x2.8 and from time to time I have spotting should I be worry about a miscarriage?

Probably not.: Congratulations on your pregnancy! Any time there is spotting/bleeding in early pregnancy we are concerned for a miscarriage. However, having a reason for it (i.e. the subchorionic hematoma) and having seen the heartbeat on ultrasound (which I assume you have by now) significantly decrease your chances. Please contact your Ob with any change in symptoms and to receive Rhogam if you are Rh neg. ...Read more

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How will subchorionic hemorrhage affect a delivery?

Risk Preterm Labor: 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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Is a 1 x 2 cm subchorionic hemorrhage safe if my baby is only 6 mm? I'm scared I'll miscarry.

Is a 1 x 2 cm subchorionic hemorrhage safe if my baby is only 6 mm? I'm scared I'll miscarry.

Fetal loss anxiety: A sub chorionic hemorrhage is never a positive finding on ultrasound, but unfortunately, you will have to wait and see if the pregnancy "hangs in there" or not. Good Luck! ...Read more

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Why would my obgyn prescribe me Erythromycin for a subchorionic hemorrhage?

Why would my obgyn prescribe me Erythromycin for a subchorionic hemorrhage?

Erythromycin ANDobgy: Antibiotics are prescribed for infection, at the time you saw your gynecologist, did you have an infection, to the doctor explain to you why he's prescribing antibiotics?

I have no clue what you prescribe antibiotics, did you have a UTI?

I think, you should call him and ask why you are on a azithromycin.

I'm sorry this time I cannot help you ...Read more

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What is a MOBILE subchorionic hemorrhage? Does it move? If so, how?

What is a MOBILE subchorionic hemorrhage? Does it move? If so, how?

Bleeding pregnancy: Subchorionic bleeding (also known as a subchorionic hematoma) is the accumulation of blood within the folds of the chorion (the outer fetal membrane, next to the placenta) or between the uterus and the placenta itself. The area can increase in size, reabsorb, or drain. ...Read more

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With subchorionic hemorrhage will the baby come out healthy and normal?

With subchorionic hemorrhage will the baby come out healthy and normal?

Still possible!: 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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At what size is a subchorionic hemorrhage considered large or dangerous.?

~50% Placental Bed: 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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Subchorionic hemorrhage is noted measuring 1.2*0.5 cm. What does this mean?

Bleeding placenta: Subchorionic hemorrhage is bleeding under the placenta. The measurements indicate the size of the area of bleeding. It frequently will slowly go away without harming the pregnancy. Sometimes it can get bigger and cause a miscarriage. Unfortunately there really isn't a good medical treatment for it. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What causes a subchorionic hemorrhage? Started at 13 weeks and lost baby at 16 weeks. Passed large clots at 15 weeks & 10 hours before miscarriage

That can be difficul: To say. A placental abruption is what this is called when it happens later in pregnancy, usually due to trauma. Your loss is classified as a miscarriage though it did happen later than usual. The bleeding can be like a chain reaction, blood, cramping then more tearing away. There is a good chance u will be fine with the next pregnancy but review this with your doctor. There may not b a gd answ. ...Read more

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9weeks I was diagnosed with a very small subchorionic hemorrhage. After a hard bowl movement I will occasionally have very light spotting. Need to worry?

Not really.: It is expected that you will bleed a little bit with a subchorionic hemorrhage. If you have heavier bleeding, cramping and pain and you should consult with your doctor. This type of hemorrhage will usually resolves spontaneously. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is there a tight link between first trimester subchorionic hemorrhage and second trimester preterm premature rupture of membranes?

Yes: The subchorionic hemorrhage needs to be followed closely. Most resolve with rest and decreased activity. If they do not, and bleeding continues, they can progress to cause miscarriage or PPROM. ...Read more

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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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During subchorionic hemorrhage, is estrogen treatment safe?

During subchorionic hemorrhage, is estrogen treatment safe?

Hemorrhage: Whether estrogen is safe or not is a function of the degree of subchorionic hemorrhage.

You should check both with your primary doctor and your gynecologist. ...Read more

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I'm 13 w 2d pregnant and diagnosed with a small subchorionic hemorrhage. What can I expect?

I'm 13 w 2d pregnant and diagnosed with a small subchorionic hemorrhage. What can I expect?

No heavy activity: If the SC hemorrhage is from ---trauma---bed rest---consult with your OB doctor---if you are RH negative you might ask your doctor about Rhogam shot---if you are a smoker---stop smoking---and avoid any heavy physical activity-----check with your OB when it is safe to resume coitus activity ...Read more

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I'm 9wks pregnant. My 7wk ultrasound showed I have a small subchorionic hemorrhage. Does this mean I'll lose the baby?

Unlikely, but @ risk: 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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6 wks pregnant. I have a subchorionic hemorrhage. What can/should I do to keep myself/baby safe? Do's? Don'ts? Will it go away? Is it dangerous?

6 wks pregnant. I have a subchorionic hemorrhage. What can/should I do to keep myself/baby safe? Do's? Don'ts? Will it go away? Is it dangerous?

Subchorionic bleed: Pelvic rest is the best thing you can do. No sex and avoid pelvic exams. This means don't run into the ER everytime you spot. If smoking stop ASAP as this is probably the biggest cause of subchorionic bleeds that lead to miscarriage. Sex and the exams stimulate the uterus and may worsen the bleed. Most of these cases end in normal pregnancy happily. ...Read more

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What happens if I have a subchorionic hemorrhage while pregnant does that mean ill have a miscarriage?

What happens if I have a subchorionic hemorrhage while pregnant does that mean ill have a miscarriage?

Subchorionic issue: Subchorionic hemorrhages are small areas of bleeding behind the membranes of the pregnancy. They are not rare occurrences. Usually they resolve over time without a miscarriage, although there may be some bleeding for awhile until it resolves. ...Read more

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I'm 8weeks 2days pregnant and have a 1cm subchorionic hemorrhage. What you suggest to ensure the hemorrhage doesn't get any bigger? Bed rest?

Pregnancy bleeding: A subchorionic hemorrhage/hematoma 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. Bed rest/medications don't help. ...Read more

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7 weeks pregnant, subchorionic hemorrhage 2.3 x 0.9 x 2.2 cm. What does this mean and how worried should I be? Pain and light bleeding on and off.

Did you ask your OB?: Because your OB should have already discussed this at length with you, so you should really call your OB this weekend, I tell my pts that is a blood clot behind the placenta that hopefully will go away but u shouldn't have intercourse or any bouncing around or exercise and u will need followup us in 2 weeks, in some cases it could lead to loss of pregnancy, normal to spot call if heavy bleed orpain. ...Read more

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I'm 13 weeks pregnant and have been diagnosed with a subchorionic hemorrhage I'm having Sharp pain on my right side. Is this normal?

I'm 13 weeks pregnant and have been diagnosed with a subchorionic hemorrhage I'm having Sharp pain on my right side. Is this normal?

Pain: The presence of a subchorionic hemorrhage happens frequently. It needs to be monitored to insure that it is resolving. The pain could be from the pregnancy but could also be your bowels. If you are not scheduled to be seen, make an appointment and ask when your next ultrasound is to evaluate the bleed. ...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?

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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At 9 weeks pregnant fetal demise happend. I read on an ultrasound report that a subchorionic hemorrhage was present. Could it have caused the misc.?

At 9 weeks pregnant fetal demise happend. I read on an ultrasound report that a subchorionic hemorrhage was present. Could it have caused the misc.?

Miscarriage..: Subchorionic hematomas are quite commonly seen in the first trimester ultrasound and are usually of little/no consequence; they can, however, increase your risk of miscarriage and fetal growth restriction/preeclampsia. I am sorry for your loss and would recommend that you take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily and try to get pregnant again as soon as you feel ready to do so. Best of luck! ...Read more