Hematoma at Eight Weeks

Cynthia Flynn's picture
Experts: 

QUESTION

Hi there. Yesterday I went for an ultrasound scan and the sonographer told me I have a small (4mm) hematoma. I've had no symptoms, except some abdominal cramping. Baby's heatbeat seemed good --179 bpm.

Two questsions:
1. Is this bad news? How common are these blood clots?

2. The sonographer said it would likely resolve on its own but how long will that take? A couple weeks?

Any information is much appreciated. Thanks!

ANSWER

I would agree with the sonographer. Before everyone was getting all these ultrasounds, we never knew about them and no one was worried!

How long it takes to resolve really varies depending on the situation, but this is a pretty small one, so it probably won't take long.
~Cynthia