A subchorionic hematoma or hemorrhage is bleeding between the wall of the uterus and one of the sacs (chorion) that surrounds the embryo inside the uterus. It is a common cause of bleeding in early pregnancy.
The main symptom is vaginal bleeding. But some people 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 people go on to have a healthy baby. But in some cases, the bleeding is a sign of a miscarriage or other problem with the pregnancy. Your doctor or midwife may want to do a follow-up ultrasound.
Current as of:
November 9, 2022
Author: Healthwise Staff Medical Review: Sarah Marshall MD - Family Medicine Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine Kirtly Jones MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Medical Review:Sarah Marshall MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Kirtly Jones MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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