Subchorionic hematoma

  1. Can anyone, please, provide some information about subchorionic hematoma in second trimester?
    Did you see pregnancies like this progress to viablity?
    There is not much out there on the web and my OB book is apparently outdated ( 1992) Lange, 8 th

    Thank you in advance!
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  3. by   SmilingBluEyes
    I knew a lady who had twins, one of which was dx with subchorionic hematoma in the 18th week.(they were fraternal). it was touch and go and she had to be on bed rest some. She endured a bit of bleeding here and there during her gestation. She was told the twin may not survive to viability or beyond birth. All they could do was serial u/s to see how the baby boy was at certain point and if the hematoma had grown any.

    But it ended VERY well! Today, her twins are about 6 weeks, and the one with the hematoma is FINE. It was small and apparently resolved. I think it depends on the degree (how large) it is as to how they do. But to answer your question, based on someone I know, yes babies can and do survive to viability and live afterward! Bleeding is always a scare in these pregnancies and it can vary from light to VERY heavy, yet these hearty kids survive!

    Try the below link for a brief paragraph about subchorionic hematoma and outcomes. Seems to support what I said about how large a degree the hematoma is that seems to have a great effect on pregnancy outcome. Best wishes!
  4. by   Anagray
    Thanks so much! Someone I know has had at least 4 miscarriages, and is now on bedrest in 15th week with 2 incidents of pretty bad bleeding, so I wanted to find something re-assuring for her, poor thing.
    Last edit by Anagray on Jul 7, '03
  5. by   SmilingBluEyes
    poor girl. best wishes to her.