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I've been reading the threads but have only participated here and there. I'm 20 weeks and found out I have a subchoronic hematoma...a large blood clot in my uterus. I had a good bit of heavy, bright red bleeding last week and I was really nervous. I had a lot of ultrasounds done (funny for someone who didn't want any ultrasounds!) and that's what the doctors finally decided on. Anyone else have this or have heard of it? It just appeared so I'm wondering if anyone knows what causes it and if anyone has heard of other women in their second trimester having this and what happened. The first doctor had me on bedrest but the second doctor told me bedrest would have no impact either way.
 

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I don't have any advice or info for you, but just wanted to send my support. I'm sure it's an anxious time for you...
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I've been reading the threads but have only participated here and there. I'm 20 weeks and found out I have a subchoronic hematoma...a large blood clot in my uterus. I had a good bit of heavy, bright red bleeding last week and I was really nervous. I had a lot of ultrasounds done (funny for someone who didn't want any ultrasounds!) and that's what the doctors finally decided on. Anyone else have this or have heard of it? It just appeared so I'm wondering if anyone knows what causes it and if anyone has heard of other women in their second trimester having this and what happened. The first doctor had me on bedrest but the second doctor told me bedrest would have no impact either way.</div>
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Hi,<br><br>
I had one with my dd who is now 3.5. I had bleeding from almost the beginning of that pregnancy and was also diagnosed with an SCH. I was monitored more closely and told that it was going away. AT 34 weeks I had a huge bleed and was immediately admitted to the hospital where I stayed for 16 days before they were convinced that I wasn't going to go into labor (that is a whole other story!) I was then put on partial bedrest until I went into natural labor with her at 38 or so weeks. I was able to have my birth according to my birth plan.<br><br>
I don't mean to scare you, yours could have bled out and you are done with it. I think there is a lot of controversy about bedrest and whether it works or not, so it really seems to depend on you and what makes you feel comfortable (in my opininon, but hey what do I know?)<br><br>
I am now 18 weeks along with #2 and have had NO bleeding what so ever. When I asked my midwife what could have caused my SCH with the first, she said that it might have just been the way my daughter implanted. There could have been a part of placenta that lifted slightly and a blod clot was able to form behind that lift.<br><br>
Good luck to you!! Let us know how it all turns out re: bedrest and the like.<br><br>
Jacqueline
 

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I don't have any advice but wanted to send supportive vibes your way!
 

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Hi -- sorry you've had to go through this stressful time. I don't know if this will be useful to you, but I was diagnosed with a blood clotting disorder called thrombophilia, based on some bloodwork done at the beginning of my pregnancy. There are many types of thrombophilia, but the main feature of all of them is that blood clots more than it should, especially in pregnancy. I have some clots in my placenta, which are monitored (via ultrasounds every 2 weeks) and I also take a baby aspirin and give myself daily shots of lovenox, a blood thinner. So far the clots have not gotten bigger and no new clots have formed. I am 19 weeks right now and feel like I have a long way to go!<br><br>
It might be worth getting a thrombophilia panel done, even if it's just to rule it out. It's also not a very well known condition. I see a maternal/fetal medicine specialist in addition to my OB.<br><br>
All the best to you and here's hoping your pregnancy is smooth sailing from here on out.<br><br>
Chris
 
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