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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.
Current as ofSeptember 5, 2018
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical Review: Sarah A. Marshall, MD - Family MedicineDonald Sproule, MDCM, CCFP - Family MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineWilliam M. Gilbert, MD - Maternal and Fetal MedicineKirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology
Current as of: September 5, 2018
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Sarah A. Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Donald Sproule, MDCM, CCFP - Family Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & William M. Gilbert, MD - Maternal and Fetal Medicine & Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology
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