A subchorionic hemorrhage is bleeding under one of the membranes (chorion) that surrounds the Reference embryo Opens New Window. 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 Reference ultrasound Opens New Window 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 Reference miscarriage Opens New Window.
Call your doctor today if you have any bleeding during your pregnancy.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference June 18, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Reference William Gilbert, MD - Maternal and Fetal Medicine