Subchorionic Hemorrhage

Subchorionic hemorrhage is also called a subchorionic bleed or subchorionic hematoma, where a collection of blood develops between the gestational membranes, that is, the placenta and the uterus during pregnancy. It has an increased chance of miscarriage in patients with vaginal bleeding, and the risk is high during the first half of pregnancy.

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The doctor suggested bed rest after diagnosing the 6 cm SCH in my seventh week of pregnancy. Should I worry?

Query: Hi doctor,I am diagnosed with 6 cm SCH in the seventh week of pregnancy. But I do not have any bleeding and the doctor put me on bed rest for two weeks. I am worried. I have a kid in 5 years old and never experienced anything during my first pregnancy.Please advise me.  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan. R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Subchorionic hemorrhage is due to some small separation. I hope what you meant was 6 mm. As six centimeters is too big. But whatever the size of the hemorrhage, no rest is needed. No matter what posture you are in, the uterus and baby are not affected. Baby's attachment...  Read Full »

I got an SCH at 12 weeks of pregnancy. Has the SCH weakened a section of membrane?

Query: Hello doctor, I had an SCH at 12 weeks, which is starting to shrink at 19 weeks. I now have a lot of debris in my amniotic fluid, which is apparently the SCH slowly breaking off. My gynecologist is not concerned at all, but I have a couple of questions. How did the SCH debris end up inside the amnio...  Read Full »

Dr. Vidya Prem

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I saw your questions; generally, subchorionic hemorrhages get absorbed by the body, like any clot or hematoma anywhere in the body. Red blood cells form pigments, and they get absorbed. The absorption is not macroscopic, not visible obviously in the ultrasound. The d...  Read Full »

Can anyone give a third opinion on my wife's condition?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife, who is 23 years old, has autoantibodies SSA strong positive 3+, SSB borderline positive and RO52 strong positive 3+. She lost her first pregnancy last year, because CHB was found on fetus by TIFFA at 19 weeks with fetal hydrops bradycardia. Now, she is 8 weeks pregnant. Our obst...  Read Full »

Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Answer: Hi, Welcome to These medications are given to your wife for fetal well being and these medications are definitely going to help. Since there is a subchorionic hemorrhage, you have been advised to stop Enoxaparin. She may go a little easy with this medicine and restart it as per advised....  Read Full »

Are bleeding during pregnancy and hyperechoic areas in scan indicate subchorionic hemorrhage?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is 15 weeks pregnant and went to the ER with bleeding on Monday. They did an ultrasound, bloodwork, etc., she followed up with her OB the next day. The OB really did not seem concerned, and she put her on pelvic rest and scheduled a follow up for two and a half weeks out. She ...  Read Full »

Dr. Nadia Khan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for sharing this information with us. You are right that hypoechoic area on the scan corresponds to the bleed but as far as this bleed is concerned there is no way to stop it and in my opinion as your wife has already progressed to 15 weeks the chances of mis...  Read Full »

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