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Hi everyone, I've been lurking for a couple of weeks and feel ready to jump in now. I've been around JM for about 8 years on and off, mostly from the heated debate boards back when it was active.
DH and I had been trying for 4 months when I fell pregnant in July. A week after finding out, I started bleeding heavily, and my hcg had already fallen to 10 on day 1 of bleeding. We tried again after two periods and I again became pregnant on October 9th. On November 13th I started having some very light spotting and decided to try and wait it out until my appt. the next Thursday.
By Monday, I was cramping pretty bad, but still not much blood, but decided to go to the ER for piece of mind. They did a very long ultrasound and said I had a subchorionic hematoma that was 1.5mm and shouldn't cause any problems. The baby's heartbeat was easily detectable at 160BPM and everything was measuring on point. I asked about my activity level and the ER doctor said I could go about normally, that there was no big risk. I also had a UTI which he said was causing the cramping. On Wednesday, I started bleeding a little heavier, but still light. On Thursday we went in for our first appt (8 weeks 1 day by my count/ 8 weeks 5 days based on LMP) and there was no heartbeat. What's killing me is having no idea what happened in a matter of 3 days. The ER dr. wouldn't order a progesterone level, despite me repeatedly asking. I feel like that may be the issue because my luteal phase is very screwed up.
I see the dr. again this Wednesday for my D&C follow-up and some testing though I don't really know what to expect. I am ready to start trying again as soon as we get the go-ahead but the nagging thought of how I would handle another loss is giving me pause. I already have two children (7 & 4) so this is extra confusing as I didn't have any issues other than a shortened cervix with #1 which has never been a critical issue.
I've been using OPK's for a few days because I feel like I am gearing up to O soon, my surgery was 19 days ago. I usually O on CD 17 or 18.
Has anyone else had experience with the subchorionic bleed and is it something that can happen repeatedly or is it just a one time fluke thing?
I am very sorry for your losses! I have not had a subchorionic bleed but I have seen ladies go on and have a healthy pregnancy as well as some have the bleed for most of their pregnancy and still go on to have a healthy baby. Having back to back losses I would recommend pushing to have your progesterone checked. Something like that is an easy fix! Looking forward to getting to know you dear! Please let me know if you have any questions!
I had a subchorionic bleed with my first pregnancy and my doctors said the same thing that it was nothing to worry about. I did miscarry but the bleed had nothing to do with it (it turned out to be a molar pregnancy.) I did not have a subchorionic bleed with my second pregnancy (also a loss.) So I think it is just one of those things that may or may not happen. I agree with Katie when you have your follow up appointment with your doctor I would bring up your concerns about Progesterone. They will probably be more willing to monitor you starting right at your first positive (and if not you should consider changing doctors.)
I hope you get your sticky BFP soon KUP on how your follow up appointment goes!
Thank you *Kiliki* for the amazing siggy!!
I just got back from my appointment. He decided to go ahead and give me a rx for Prometrium to start taking after I O each month. I'm going to have some bloodtests 6 weeks post-op to rule out a couple of other causes. Pathology reports of the fetal tissue came back normal.
Thanks for the welcome, ladies!
So sorry for your loss.. I had a subchorionic hematoma with baby #2 and he is a healthy, happy, if not a little insane 2 year old boy! I don't know if they're automatically recurrent or not, and I know a lot of times they don't cause issues.. I never had one with number one at all.. Good luck when you get preggo again!
Wife to Ray, Mama to 2 & Colin 12.17.09 & Brock 11.7.11 & cautiously expecting #3 10.20.2014