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  #21  
June 9th, 2010, 09:20 AM
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I am 8wks along in my pregnancy. At approximately 6 weeks, I had an ultrasound and was diagnosed with a small SCH. It is 2mm by 1mm. I am not sure if that is considered actually small, b/c I have nothing to compare it to but that is what the dr. said. I went for a follow-up ultrasound last week and it is still there, but has not become any larger. My dr. says not to worry, but of course that is difficult to do b/c I do not know what to expect. I have not had any vaginal bleeding at all. Is this typical?
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June 16th, 2010, 02:40 PM
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I am 1o weeks pregnant. At 8 wks. had a gush of blood & went to ER & diagnosed w/threatened miscarraige. Ultrasound showed a closed OS & healthy heartbeat. ER said bleeding wasn't happening inside where the baby is, but couldn't tell me more. I was out of town at the time & had to wait 12 days to return home & see my Dr, that was yesterday. At my appt. again vaginal ultrasound showed a healthy baby & heartbeat. I have been spotting or bleeding everyday since 8 weeks, my Dr. said not to worry, the baby is healthy & to take it easy for a bit & is seeing me again in 2 weeks. Dr mentioned not to worry about miscarrying as the baby has doubled in size since last sono. Could I have SCH & would it have been dianosed yesterday? I am having worse bleeding today after the vaginal sono yesterday. I have stepped out on faith & believe God is taking care of my baby & I have real peace about that. I just hate not having answers on why I'm bleeding?
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June 18th, 2010, 10:30 AM
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Went to Er again & the baby was fine, but passing large clots & serious bleeding. Followed uo w/my OB the next day & another ultrasound showed baby doing great. Had a pelvix exam to see if I had a polyp on my cervix. Nothing. Later that night at 12am at home I passed a baby boy. So confused on having a healthy heartbeat of 156 that afternoon at 4pm & miscarrying that evening. Could the pelvic have caused this? Had appt. this morning & I had passed everything so I am back at home brokenhearted & praying for understanding.
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June 25th, 2010, 08:30 PM
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I am 12 weeks now and was diagnosed with SCH during my 8th week. I bled only on the day I had the US that diagnosed the problem. The Dr. told me not to do anything differently, everything would be fine and it should clear up on it's own. I have had no spotting but mild cramping since then. I had another US last week and was told that the clot was still the same. I was not worried b/c the Drs didn't seem concerned, but now I am wondering if there is more I should be doing to prevent an additional problem? Will this complicate a VBAC? I have so many questions about this condition.
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June 27th, 2010, 08:51 AM
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Unfortunately, my story is a sad one. At around 8wks I complained of right sided pain to my dr. and was sent for an ultrasound. This u/s showed that I had a SCH of 2 cm, but I would not be informed of this for 6 more weeks. Since I was told that everything was fine, I went ahead and had a CVS done at 11 wks because we have a history of genetic problems. This is the one thing that really torments me...had I known about the SCH, I might not have had the CVS for fear it would further compromise the placenta. That said, nothing happened after the CVS for some time so the drs. do not think it was a factor.

Three weeks later, around 14 wks I started having brown bleeding. After about ten days it changed to bright red bleeding. I was on modified bed rest, yet somehow my membranes ruptured (pprom) and I slowly leaked amniotic fluid until the level of fluid was at zero. I began having contractions that wouldn't relax and gushes of blood. Yet, I was determined to try and keep the baby inside as long as possible.

At 19 wks I was told that I had a large placental abruption causing some hemorrhaging, and that to continue on would mean that I would need to begin having blood transfusions. Unfortunately, we lost our son that week at 19wks.

The best the drs. can explain is that the SCH set off a chain of events that ended with a miscarriage. The prolonged bleeding is an irritant to the uterus that can weaken your membranes and lead to rupture. Whether the CVS played a role, or not being on strict bed rest from the get-go, the drs. say it is not a factor, but I will always wonder.
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June 27th, 2010, 09:46 AM
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I'm so sorry!!!! I didn't carry for that long & can't imagine your pain right now. I wonder if that's what happend to me as the bleeding had subsided & then really got bad suddenly. When I passed the baby he was not in the sac, which is how we could see he was a little boy. I couldn't find the sac at all.

I did bleed & spot on & off for 12 days some days very little & others alot at once.

My prayers are with you!!!
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Went to Er again & the baby was fine, but passing large clots & serious bleeding. Followed uo w/my OB the next day & another ultrasound showed baby doing great. Had a pelvix exam to see if I had a polyp on my cervix. Nothing. Later that night at 12am at home I passed a baby boy. So confused on having a healthy heartbeat of 156 that afternoon at 4pm & miscarrying that evening. Could the pelvic have caused this? Had appt. this morning & I had passed everything so I am back at home brokenhearted & praying for understanding.
Im sorry to hear this happened. I wanted to share with you that 2 yrs ago, July 3rd I also lost my little baby at 11wks gestation due to SCH and my story is identical in that my baby had a heart beat in the 150-160's early in the afternoon at the OB office and closer to midnight I passed my baby with strong painful contractions. I had spotting (brownish pink)on and off since 8wks gest, nothing major until I started a lot of bright red bleeding.It took me a long time to to go a day without tears. As I type this I cry. My baby would be about 20 months old now, and I wish he was here with me. Tomorrow is a sad day for me, Im sure it would always be a day of mourning for me. My thoughts and prayers go out to every woman that has to endure such a painful experience.
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July 9th, 2010, 04:04 PM
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I am so sorry Rljohnson8. I too lost my little one on July 3rd. It was just last week, so the wound in my heart is still so fresh. I first visited this site about 6 weeks ago. I found it while searching for info on SCH. I had never heard of it. I started bleeding at about 11 weeks. It was only spotting but I freaked out as I don't normally bleed during pregnancy. I went to an emergency Gynae dept. They scanned me and told me I had a blood clot under the placenta and thats the cause of the bleed and that I would bleed for a while until the clot cleared. The bleeding was light, no pain. It cleared after 2 weeks and then started again. By this time I had gone for my proper scan. The clot was still there but my baby was fine and I saw baby for the first time! The bleeding started again, slight brownish blood. I read entries on this site and most moms were quite positive and so I did not worry too much!
However last week on Wednesday I started bleeding at night, bright fresh blood with clots and slight discomfort. I was scared. My hubby took me to hospital. I had a check up, they picked up baby's heartbeat and then the Gyn/Ob did a scan and reassured me that my baby was fine. We went home. I spent Thursday resting and no bleeding all day. However at night I felt unsettled. I woke up around 3am in pain and I was bleeding quite heavily and I passed some really large clots which I bagged to show at the hospital. We went back to the hospital at about 8am. I was checked out, the doctor told me my cervix was closed and it didnt look like I had miscarried. She requested a scan. At about 11am I had a scan, I saw my little one alive, waving little arms and feet about. I was filled with joy. The doctor advised me to go home, rest and just monitor the bleeding. I went home but I felt tired and a little feverish. I went to bed early on Friday night. I was woken up around midnight by pain in my lower abdomen. It was really bad, like really painful period pains. It got worse and worse. I eventually took some ibuprofen - it didnt help. After about 2 hours of excruciating pain, I felt like i needed the bathroom. I went in, had a bowel action - then I felt some warm liquid followed by something solid. I didnt want to think the worst. Surely it couldnt be my baby - I had seen baby just a few hours earlier on the scan. I screamed and my husband came in. i told him but said to him I was scared to look. He looked in the toilet, there was nothing but blood. He then wore some gloves and felt around. Next thing I heard was a hertbreaking moan from him. I was hysterical, asked him if it was the baby. My hubby looked really pained and advised me not to look! Anyway I was taken to hospital at about 3am on Sat 3 July, I was in shock and spent the rest of the day crying. I had a fever, no appetite! The next day I asked if I could see my baby. I don't know how I did it, I had earlier refused-I didnt think I had the strength. But I know now it was therapeutic. It was tiny, but perfectly formed, weirdly beautiful. So why, why couldn't my baby stay in my belly until it was full term? I have lost count of the number of time people have said, "maybe it wasnt meant to be"; or "its just one of those things" .

I am sorry for rambling, but I am still in so much pain. I can't believe my little angel gone. I have other kids, this was meant to be our last. I know I have to be strong for my other kids, but its so hard. To everyone who is pregnant and has a SCH, I wish you all the best. I really wouldnt want any of you wonderful mommies to go thru what I am going thru. I suppose it is good news that only a minority of SCH pregnancies will end in miscarriage.
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July 15th, 2010, 10:48 AM
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I have been having HEAVY bleeding since June 25th, It is now July 15th and I am feeling as tho I am just waiting around for my baby to fall out...even tho the docs say the heardt beat is good and everything, the bleeding hasnt subsided. I am so scared. Being in pain has caused me to be wuite grumpy and my boyfriend has since abandonded our family, I have a 2 1/2 year old son from a previous relationship. Because I am all alone I had to put my son into respite care for the week. My bleed is getting bigger every week we go for an ultrasound, does this mean that I will end up losing my lil baby bean? I am feeling so scared and alone and am quite happy to have found this site.
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July 28th, 2010, 02:57 PM
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My heart goes out to the mothers who have lost their babies from subchorionic hematomas. Reading your stories breaks my heart and I will keep all of you in my prayers for you to heal and have peace. I just thought I would share my story to hopefully give hope to some people who are really scared and searching for as much information as possible on this topic. When I was 12 weeks pregnant I woke up gushing bright red blood. I was taken to the ER in a state of shock and panic thinking that I was losing my baby. They did an ultrasound and saw that the baby was actually fine and had a good heartbeat and was moving around and kicking and also informed me that the cause was a large subchorionic hemmorage, it was 9cm. I was put on bedrest until the bleeding stopped which was three days. I only got up to go to the bathroom. I went to my OB/GYN and was told there is really nothing you can do but take it easy. I was taken off bedrest but given guidelines, full pelvis rest meaning no intercourse, no heavy lifting anything heavier than a gallon of milk. That part was hard because I had a 2 yr old so I just adapted, I had her climb up on my lap, and taught her how to climb in and out of her car seat so I didnt have to lift her. I had to see the high risk pregnancy specialist every month for ultrasounds to monitor the bleed. It never went away for my entire pregnancy. It did shrink a little bit down to 6cm. At 19 weeks I was told the baby had echogenic bowels which could mean a few different things and was suggested to have an amnio which I refused. At that point I did not want to do anything to jeapordize the pregnancy and the results would not have mattered because I would never choose to terminate. The next month I was told he might have a cleft palate by the ultrasound technician at my regular OB's office, so I was scared about that for another 2 weeks until I went back to the high risk doctor who told me they thought he was fine and that it was probably teeth buds the other tech saw on the ultrasound and not to worry. Well that is easier said then done. So the entire pregnancy I was scared to either lose him, or have him with something wrong with him. Thank god he was born completely healthy with no problems weighing in at 8lbs 11 oz. He is now 16 months old and doing great. I will never forget how scared I was and just wanted to tell my story and hope that it may give someone else some hope and comfort. If you are going through this, I suggest resting as much as possible, have friends and family help you if possible with household chores and caring for other children if you have any. no sex, no lifting, no exercise. Eat well, dont worry about your weight, you can deal with it after your pregnancy is over.Read inspirational books if you are religious. For me it helped to find peace with whatever was going to happen. And try to stay off the computer reading too many things that will scare you. I wish everyone luck who reads this!
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July 30th, 2010, 01:32 PM
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I am so happy i found all of u woman! on the July 28th 12 weeks 2 days pregnant i woke up everything was fine and i felt a gush of something in my pants and i knew it wasnt normal i went to the bathroom and sat down i didnt even push or nothing and it was like a waterfall of blood right then and there i started crying i never heard of this and i thought for sure i was having a miscarriage and i went straight to the hospital and the doctor checked me and she said definitely with all that blood she said it was a miscarriage too then i got an ultrasound and the US tech was like the baby is fine i was in shock i was happy and scared and confused! the heartbeat was fine the baby was moving alot everything was perfect but i was still gushing blood so then the doctor comes and tells me this and said stay on bedrest until i see my OBGYN and see what he says! I am so scared i dont know what to think i have heard good things but i am scared i am gonna have a miscarriage i know alot of people tell me i am only 24 i can have a baby anytime but i want this baby people just dont understand well i am so thankful to have found so many people with so many stories and to everyone who has had a miscarriage i am so sorry i have only been pregnant this is my second time and i have a 3 yr. old daughter and the other day when i thought i was loosing this baby i was devastated i just never really understood how scary that could be God Bless everyone and everyone with this SCH stay strong i am trying to! Stephanie
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July 31st, 2010, 12:57 PM
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i am reading alot of the storys and i just dont think i will be able to function if something bad happens i am so scared! i am still bleeding a little but it comes and goes!
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Hey Stephanie! Im currently preggo with my 4th baby...first two pregnancies were 100% normal...my 3rd.. I bled from week 5-15...I had repeated ultrasounds to keep an eye on the size of the bleed, and it did continue to go down. It had started when I too had a HUGE gush of blood, then there were somedays I had none. However they kept a close eye on me, and after week 15 everything was ok! And now I am 5wks preggo with my 4th, and I have started this bleed yet again. Going in for an ultrasound this week (they gave me one friday but it was too early to see anything)... so these situations are normal, but i totally understand that no matter how many stories you hear, you're worried! Just know that I will be praying for you and your baby! I hope all goes well and you know your body better than anyone, if you hurt, sit down! if your bleed is worse, sit down!! And try not to lift anything too! Good Luck!!!
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I just had an ultrasound. I'm 7 weeks 1 day, but baby only measuring 6w3days. That freaks me out, but the doc seemed more concern with the subchorionic bleed. I had a miscarriage in April. I have a 2 year old son, although my placenta ruptured with him. The more I think about it, I may have had this hemorraging with him as well....but all I remember the doc talking about then was that it was implantation bleeding. I haven't bled at all yet. The doc is hoping that I do at least a little to resolve some of the bleeding. Again, I'm freaked out about size of baby...I'm certain I know when we conceieved. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated
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Spunky331 thanks so much for telling me your story makes me happy to know good things can happen! For the past 2 days the bleeding stopped and i had some mild cramping now today i just started bleeding again so i am worrying but im guessing this is something i have to get used to!
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I was diagnosed with SCH at 5w6d. It started out as light brown spotting, then got heavier and small amounts of tissue started coming out. I went in for an ultrasound at 6w2d and we saw three perfect embyos and three heartbeats! The bleeding & spotting stopped, but yesterday I felt a gush of blood come out and it was bright red. My OB doctor said this was normal especially since my uterus is growing at 3x the rate. The babies still look good and all the heartbeats strong. This next week will be week 2 of bedrest. I know chances of miscarriage are very minimal with an SCH and reading the other comments are hopeful, but very scary at the same time!

I wish everyone the best and healthiest pregnancies. The greatest feat you can accomplish is creating a life:-)
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I had light brown spotting on Friday and then cramping and bright red bleeding on Saturday. I'm about 6wks along and am going to the dr. tomorrow. the bleeding seems to have stopped today and just a little brownish discoloration when I pee. what do you think? your comments have made me a little hopeful.
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I'm 6 weeks pregnant and I went for my first ultrasound on 8/17 and found out that I have a blood clot in my uterus. It is on the opposite side of the uterus from the baby - my doctor seemed to think this was a good thing. I'm having brownish spotting and slight achiness/cramping. Is the spotting the blood clot coming out or is it something else? I have read so many things online and I just don't know what to think. I'm going back for another ultrasound this coming Tuesday 8/24 and I will ask my doctor this and other questions. I was glad to find this group and grateful to read your stories. This is my first pregnancy and I feel nervous. I want everything to go well, but I know there are no guarantees. I'm trying to trust in God and trying to maintain an attitude of whatever is is, but this is hard sometimes as I feel clueless in many ways. My doctor told me to stop working out for the next 12 weeks, which is something I usually do daily, and to abstain from sex for now. I'm following his orders. Did any of you get put on a blood thinner or on progesterone? I'm taking a baby aspirin a day due to a preexisting condition at the recommendation of my OBGYN and I'm hoping this will help. My prayers are with all of you. Thank you for any support or advice you can offer.
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I too was diagnosed at about 6 weeks with a subchorionic hematoma. Actually, I had to diagnose myself after several heavy bleeding episodes and 3 ultrasounds during which no doctors/nurses felt it necessary to tell me what was going on. After weeks of anxiety and uncertainty I found out about Suchorionic Hematomas online. At my next appointment I asked if that's what I had and the nurse casually said yes and blew it off. My clot was 7cm by 5 cm at it's largest and I bled throughout my 1st trimester. Everyone told me not to worry and go about my normal business because there was nothing I could do. I tried to rest as much as possible, but I have a physically demanding job and snow that needed shovelling! I was told that bedrest doesn't help and to drink a lot of water. I never had cramping, but the sporadic bleeding episodes were so scary. I hated going to the bathroom and dreaded seeing blood in the toilet or after wiping. I had to wear pads everyday because I just never knew when I was going to bleed. Once into my 2nd trimester the blood turned brown and slowed, by 20 weeks, there was no visible clot at my ultrasound, just a happy healthy baby girl! At about 33 weeks I started having back pain and thought I lost my mucus plug. At my doctor appointment I mentioned this and was told not to worry, it was just normal 3rd trimester stuff. They didn't even do an exam. If they had, they may have noticed I was in labor! 6 days after that appointment I have birth to a healthy 5lb baby girl. I'll never know if my clot had anything to do with early labor, but I'm just glad my story has a happy ending. She is now almost 2 months old and growing like a weed. Sorry this is so long, but I remember how I felt reading all the blogs and loving to hear success stories so I thought I'd share mine. Good luck to you all, and enjoy sleeping while you can!
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