Recurrent Subchorionic Hematoma's


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Reply Posted on: Apr 21, 2014 at 2:25pm

I was recommended to you by a number of people. I have been pregnant 4 times, resulting in 3 children. Most recently, I got pregnant (via IVF) with our 4th, who was aCGH 24 chromosome tested, and we saw a heartbeat at 6 weeks and again at 7weeks. At 7 weeks I was diagnosed with a very large subchorionic hematoma (would have to ask for exact size - but much larger than the gestational sac, from what I saw myself on the ultrasound). I had had heavy bleeding on and off throughout the pregnancy, but was never advised bedrest. I was also on low dose aspirin, and metformin (had never taken this with previous pregnancies). I miscarried at 8 weeks, confirmed on ultrasound that there was a fetus but no longer a heartbeat. I had a D&C a few days later due to excessive bleeding.

The three pregnancies prior to this miscarriage, resulted in my 3 children. However, with all 3 of them, I had heavy bleeding between weeks 5-11, and was diagnosed with large SCH with each of the three pregnancies. I guess I was lucky that those pregnancies managed to progress.

We want to cycle again, but I am worried now that with 4 pregnancies and 4 large SCH that I just got lucky with my 3 children, and fear another miscarriage due to SCH. Do you know if there are any immunologic issues tied to SCH?

Thank you.

Dr. Braverman

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RE: Recurrent Subchorionic Hematoma's Posted on: Apr 22, 2014 at 1:52pm
Yes SCH usually represent some form of impaltnation issue. They can be thromobphiilc or immune but all can be treated. You should fil out a consult form on the website and we can schedule a free 10 min chat to reveiw your case.
Dr. Jeffrey Braverman MD FACOG
Medical Director
Braverman Reproductive Immunology P.C.