A subchorionic hemorrhage is bleeding under one of the membranes (chorion) that surrounds the embryo. It is a common cause of bleeding in early pregnancy. It also may be called a subchorionic hematoma.
The main symptom is vaginal bleeding. But some women don't have symptoms. They may find out they have a hematoma during an ultrasound test.
In most cases, the bleeding goes away on its own. Most women go on to have a healthy baby. But in some cases, the bleeding is a sign of a miscarriage.
Call your doctor today if you have any bleeding during your pregnancy.
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerSarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine Donald Sproule, MDCM, CCFP - Family Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerWilliam Gilbert, MD - Maternal and Fetal Medicine Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology