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Old Jun 23rd, 2018, 13:06 PM   1
Rhiannon137
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SCH diagnosed at 12 week scan


Hi Ladies,

I'm movin' on over with a question that seems much more appropriate to second tri. I'm nearly 13 weeks into my fourth pregnancy that will hopefully lead to my third child. Other than some severe morning sickness, things have gone really smoothly (e.g. no bleeding or other scares). I got reassuring results from my cell-free DNA testing and found out baby is a boy.

I had my 12 week scan on Friday, and things generally looked really good. However, the doctor who talked with me after mentioned that they observed a small (2 cm) subchorionic hematoma below the placenta, then she casually mentioned that I should "expect to have some bleeding at some point." She also said there was no need to modify my activity, or do anything differently.

From what I understand, the size and position of the SCH make it unlikely to cause serious problems, but now I feel a bit like a ticking time bomb waiting to start bleeding. Can anyone share similar experiences, and what the outcomes were?



 
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Old Jun 23rd, 2018, 21:16 PM   2
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Hi Rhiannon, congrats on the baby boy I'm on my 4th pregnancy, hoping for that 3rd take home baby as well.

I had a gush of blood- enough to soak my panties but not to make a huge mess of my pants- around 6 to 8 weeks when I was pregnant with DD, and was told I had a small sch. After that I only had some occasional brown spotting, usually after being in my feet for a while (mostly walking). I was told to expect bleeding as well but at my next scan the sch was gone and I never got anything beyond what I mentioned above. That was the only pregnancy that I had brown spotting after internal exams too, which I just put down to more trapped blood working it's way out.

The spotting was never very much, just on the tp after wiping.

Hth I hope it resolves quickly and you have an uneventful rest of the pregnancy!



 
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Old Jun 25th, 2018, 13:14 PM   3
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I had a small SCH this pregnancy and the doctor told me the same thing, but I never got any bleeding and it was completely gone by my next ultrasound. My doc said it was the most common pregnancy issue that they see and it's usually just from bleeding during implantation. They generally only worry if the SCH is very large.

I haven't had any other issues thus far with this pregnancy.



 
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Old Jun 25th, 2018, 15:59 PM   4
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I have had them with each of my pregnancies and so far I haven't bled with this one. I do know they're super common, I had two on my eight week ultrasound, so I assume they'll come out eventually or maybe be reabsorbed???



 
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Old Jun 26th, 2018, 04:22 AM   5
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I have bled to some degree in all of my three successful pregnancies but they didn’t get to the bottom of why. The only thing I did was avoid sex for a while as I didn’t want to encourage bleeding and in one of my pregnancies it seemed to.
I can’t speak from a diagnosed with anything point, but from experiencing bleeding, it really doesn’t always mean the worst



 
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Old Jun 26th, 2018, 20:38 PM   6
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Thanks for the responses everyone,

It's one of those pieces of information that I'm trying to pretend I don't know since I can't do anything about it, and it is unlikely to change anything. However, it's not really possible to un-know it. Part of me wishes the doctor hadn't said anything. However, if I do bleed (especially with a "gush" like I've heard people mention), I know I will benefit from the knowledge instead of just assuming the worst.

I'm also trying to tell myself that I could have had them in prior pregnancies and just not known since this was my first time having a 12 week scan. At my previous doctor, they skipped it if you did DNA testing so I only had scans at 6-8 weeks and 20 weeks.



 
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Old Aug 20th, 2018, 13:10 PM   7
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Hi ladies,
I just wanted to update in case anyone in a similar situation finds this thread. I am now 21 weeks (eeeep!!!!!), and have not experienced any bleeding. I had my 20 week scan last week, and the U/S tech did not see anything where the hematoma had been. The doctor seemed surprised that I never bled, but said it was probably just re-absorbed by my body.

Now I'm just hoping that the second half of the pregnancy is as uneventful as the first!



 
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Old Aug 20th, 2018, 16:07 PM   8
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That's great news! I had the same news for my 20 week scan as well, she couldn't find any left so like you said, was probably just reabsorbed.



 
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