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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A scalp hematoma is a condition in which there has been bleeding between the scalp and the skull, and the blood is trapped under the scalp, forming a blood-filled bulge. Scalp hematomas usually resolve without treatment. They are more common in babies who needed vacuum-assisted deliveries, because vacuum on a baby's scalp can cause ...Read more
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
I am 6w3d and my scan today said perisac hematoma measuring 2.8 x 0.4 x 0.8 cm... Is this the same as a subchorionic hematoma? What's the difference?
This: Perisac hematoma should be the same as a subchorionic hematoma. Just different nomenclature. ...Read more
See below: Chances are good that the fetal will survive. ...Read more
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
Do repeated light bleedings in both 1st and 2nd trimesters due to subchorionic hematoma and placenta previa increase my risk of placenta abruption during 3rd trimester?
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
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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