"Sub choronic bleeding"?

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper

I have heard of this, it’s fairly common.  Sometimes there is a little pocket behind baby, hard to explain. It will bleed and then it’s gone. It’s very often discovered in early pregnancy, you may bleed and then it’ll be gone. 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium

I had this… it was scary for me and lasted from 6 weeks-8 weeks. Nearing 8 weeks, I started passing clots and really thought I was losing her. But, I’m 31 weeks pregnant, and she’s doing just fine! 

Post # 6
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Helper bee

I was diagnosed with this as well, and that baby is now a happy and healthy 15 year-old sassy teenager 🙂 

Subchorionic hemorrhaging (bleeding) is when there is bleeding that is coming from in between the uterine wall and the placenta.  In my case, it caused me to spot my entire pregnancy.  I thought very early on when I noticed the bleeding that I was miscarrying. 

My girl turned out just fine, but everyone is different and everyone’s pregnancy is different, and there are different levels of severity with this type of condition.  Just follow your doctor’s orders and I am sure everything will be just fine 😉

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium

@Mrslovebug:  Resting is probably a good idea. My doctor didn’t tell me to do anything differently, but all doctors, pregnancies and women are different. Try not to worry too much. It’s very likely your body will get the hang of this whole pregnancy thing 🙂 

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@Mrslovebug:  I am currently 9 weeks 5 days and have a subchorionic bleed.

I had never heard of it until one day I used the bathroom at work and strained too hard (sorry, TMI) and literally started bleeding bright red blood and some clots immediately. I thought for sure I was miscarrying as that is what happened with my previous miscarriage. I was so upset and called my nurse (this is an IVF baby) to tell her I was miscarrying but would still come in as already scheduled the next morning for my US. She left me a return voicemail telling me it could be a subchorionic bleed and not to immediately freak. She explained you can even bleed a lot, like a regular period.

As soon as I got home that evening I did a lot of research on it and actually managed to sleep that night. At the doctor the next morning we got to see on US that everything was fine and heard the HB for the first time that day. I was somewhere between 6-7 weeks then.

I was told to be on “pelvic rest” meaning nothing in the vagina, no sex, etc. and no heavy lifting but other than that they were pretty vague. And my hematoma was big too, measuring 29×11. I have not had any bleeding like that since that one day and I am super patient any time I need to use the bathroom now so as not to strain.

That said, I just posted on the May board this morning how I got up for a middle of the night bathroom run and found some brown blood twice upon wiping. I had my first appt. with my regular OB on Monday and had a pap so I knew to expect bleeding but it still freaked me out completely to the point where I lay awake the rest of the night worried and all day I have been going to the bathroom incessently to check for more spotting but there has not been anything else, thank God.

When I was researching them the first night my nurse told me about it I found an article that showed evidence they are extremely common in IVF patients, as high as 80%, though I was never told a word about them. So, as hard as it is…and I need to take my OWN advice…try to relax as best you can, don’t do anything to push or over exert yourself and try not to worry (haha, I know). Most do get reabsorbed or resolve on their own.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m currently 26 weeks pregnant and had a subchorionic bleed with this baby. I had about 2 weeks of bleeding total and the doctor was never concerned about it. It freaked me out of course and I was convinced I was losing the baby many times, but we’re having another healthy little boy this winter! My body reabsorbed the bleed after my last bout of bleeding when I was about 17-18 weeks pregnant.

My doctor never suggested bed rest for me, but I had a very very tiny one. It depends on the location, size, proportion to the baby, etc…

I wouldn’t worry about it. Only 1% of women have a m/c due to this.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Mrslovebug:  I had one at 12 weeks, it hadn’t shown up in any ultrasounds until that point. I found out about it when I went to pee one day and saw bright red blood in the toilet- I freaked out. The doctor had me come in for an U/S and that’s when I found out it was a subchorionic bleed. The doctor was not very concerned and said it was fairly common. He told me to avoid strenuous activity and sex, but other than that I was able to continue normal activities. My U/S 8 weeks later showed that the clost had been reabsorbed and I haven’t had a problem since (38 weeks now)!

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Mrslovebug:  i was diagnosed with it as well.  It usually resolves itself.  I had bleeding and clots during weeks 5-10.  I still ocassioinally have light spotting, but everything is ok at almost 14 weeks.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I had one, it’s gone now, don’t even worry, rest lots and don’t get too over tired because it stresses your body. You will be fine, congratulations!

(oh and doctor told me not to lift anything or bend over too much so maybe just keep that in mind)

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