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Risk of miscarriage with slight subchorionic hemorrhage - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hello.
User :   hello
Doctor :   I'm
User :   I'm do you need me to repost my question?
Doctor :   Yes please.
User :   Hello, I am currently 9 weeks, 2 days pregnant. Today I had my follow-up appointment from my ultrasound performed at 8 weeks, 3 days. Concern was expressed with regard to a slightly enlarged yolk sac and slight subchorionic haemorrhage (very slight). I am going to be booked for another ultrasound within the next two weeks or so to investigate further. Of course everything on the internet indicates I will likely miscarry or the baby will have birth defects. The heartbeat was 178 bpm so itâ??s definitely strong! In your opinion, what are my chances of delivering a healthy baby full term? appointment from my ultrasound performed at 8 weeks, 3 days. Concern was expressed with regard to a slightly enlarged yolk sac and slight subchorionic haemorrhage (very slight). I am going to be booked for another ultrasound within the next two weeks or so to investigate further. Of course everything on the internet indicates I will likely miscarry or the baby will have birth defects. The heartbeat was 178 bpm so itâ??s definitely strong! In your opinion, what are my chances of delivering a healthy baby full term?
Doctor :   Let me read your query.

User :   I think I double posted it, sorry!
Doctor :   No.

Doctor :   Its fine.
Doctor :   Do you have any symptoms currently?
User :   symptoms of what?
Doctor :   Like pain abdomen, bleeding per vagina, etc?
User :   No pain at all. I had previously experienced light spotting (due to the subchorionic hemorrhage) but that ended about a week ago.
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   I cannot perfectly comment on the chance of having full term baby at this moment

Doctor :   I can say that the chances of miscarriage is high
User :   Ok, but how serious is an enlarged yolk sac in terms of viability? Especially since a strong heartbeat has been detected?
User :   ok
Doctor :   As long as the heart beat is detected you still are pregnant
Doctor :   and you should be treated as being pregnant
Doctor :   From now, complete bed rest is important to reduce the high risk or to increase the chance of continuing the pregnancy
User :   I wonder why my doctor did not recommend bed rest to me. She didn't seem too concerned, but then I googled it and apparently it is quite serious
Doctor :   I do not say serious but I say you to be careful
User :   Yes, I will for sure
Doctor :   Remember one thing here, if you are too worried about it thinking about the chances of miscarriage, it can certainly rise the risk
Doctor :   Mental calmness and physical rest is very important
User :   Yes, I am going to try my best not to worry
Doctor :   That is better
Doctor :   As long as you see a heart beat on Ultrasound, you should be positive that you are pregnancy and are going to have a baby soon
Doctor :   *pregnant
User :   This is true. I am hoping my follow up ultrasound is a better one. Thank you.
Doctor :   Do not strain yourself, take good bed rest. Eat healthy and abstain from sexual intercourse for sometime
User :   Yes I will do all these things
Doctor :   All the best
User :   thank you!
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