subchorionic hematoma

Subchorionic Hematoma

Cynthia Flynn's picture
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QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
I have been experiencing vaginal bleeding throughout my pregnancy. I had a particularly bad incident at about 10 weeks while I was at work. I began gushing blood and by the time I made it to the ER I had soaked through 3 pads. The baby’s heart was beating so the ER doctor said to monitor the bleeding and follow up with my OB.

What Happens With an Implantational Bleed?

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QUESTION

Dear Ms Ultrasound,
Just curious to see if you could give me a little insight. Last week I had an ultrasound at 9 weeks. My dates matched up and the baby had a heart rate of 157 which I was told was good. However, they noticed a rather large bleed and they referred to it as an "implantation bleed." She said they commonly see this and usually you bleed or your body reabsorbs the blood. I have had no bleeding at all.

Second Sac Increases Risk of Miscarriage

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QUESTION

Dear Ms Ultrasound,
My name is Royann and I am just about 7 weeks pregnant. I just had an ultrasound and the doctor said that the baby looked great and had a strong heartbeat, but just a couple inches away from the baby is another sac that looked like it had some fluid in it and maybe a yolk sac.

The doctor didn't know if this was a subchrionic hematoma or if it was going to turn into another baby. I have another ultrasound in two weeks. He said that my chances of having a miscarriage are greater. Could you please tell me why that is?