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What causes sub chorionic hemorrhage during pregnancy? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 31-Jan-2014
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:Hello Doctor
User:Good Morning
User:This is XXXXXXX
User:we had an conversation few days back
User:This is regarding my wife who is 8 weeks pregnant
Doctor:I remember the conversation. How is she doing now?
Doctor:Are you there?
Doctor:Are you there?
User:we doctor
User:her ultrasould conducted on 10th showed that heart beat is 138
Doctor:That's better than her previous readings.
User:but there is SCH measuring below 1cm
Doctor:I would not be concerned with 138 heart beat.
User:her next scan is scheduled on 12th feb
User:in between these days should we go for any other scan?
Doctor:I am sorry, I do not understand this short form.
User:internal bleeding
User:even I am not sure they have mentioned sch and said minimal internal bleeding
User:sub chorionic hemorrhage
Doctor:I guessed so.
Doctor:Sub chorionic hemorrhage is sometimes noted in antenatal scan.
Doctor:It is usually not concerning
Doctor:as long as the baby is growing well and the patient has no bleeding or spotting.
Doctor:If your wife is doing well symptomatically and if she is not having any bleeding
Doctor:then you need not worry.
Doctor:This hematoma would resolve.
User:she did not have any bleeding yet
User:she is having some symptoms of headache and head rotation
Doctor:Avoid intercourse until her gynecologist gives the verdict.
Doctor:Headache and dizziness is part of pregnancy symptom.
User:we are not doing it since 2.5 months
Doctor:It doesn't have any relation to low fetal heart rate or the hematoma.
Doctor:The current ultrasound scan is not concerning.
User:as the period is very long till next scan
User:do we need to go for any other scan in between?
Doctor:You keep your wife encouraged.
User:baby's growth was good
Doctor:If I am not wrong, the next scan would be at 10 - 12 weeks.
User:around 1cm during 8th week
User:after 12 weekd
User:exactly after completion of 12 weeka
Doctor:Yes, you need not go for scan inbetween.
User:but its not mentioned by doctor
Doctor:The 12 weeks scan is to look how your baby's neurological development is.
User:when should we go then?
Doctor:I am sorry, you got confused here.
Doctor:I said, the latest scan is not concerning.
User:next scan is at end of 12th week
User:and starting of 13th week
Doctor:the 1 cm Subchorionic hematoma is not a problem
Doctor:if your wife has not bleeding issues.
User:no bleeding yet
Doctor:this bleeding will get absorbed and usually doesn't cause any serious issues.
Doctor:If your wife notices any bleeding or spotting, then we can plan review scan.
Doctor:Presuming your wife doesn't develop any bleeding and spotting
Doctor:the next scan can be done as planned.
Doctor:after 12 weeks.
Doctor:In the interim, restrict your wife from doing strenuous physical exercises/activities.
Doctor:I would like to see the SCH resolving and confirm the location of placenta in the subsequent scans to give my verdict about sexual intercourse.
Doctor:Hope it is clear now.'
Doctor:Do you have any questions?
User:she does not do any sort of strenuous physical exercises/activities
User:but climbing up the stairs is that a problem?
Doctor:That is fine.
User:she travels to office through bus
Doctor:As long as the activities doesn't involve running, jumping, picking up heavy objects
Doctor:it's ok.
Doctor:I am also fine with her travelling.
User:that she is not doing
Doctor:She might need to stop those travels, god forbidden if she develops spotting or bleeding.
Doctor:Is that understood?
Doctor:Do you have any more questions?
User:ok, I will keep this in mind
User:nothing else
User:thanks doctor for the consultation
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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