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    Subchorionic Hemorrhage

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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.

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    By Healthwise Staff
    Primary Medical Reviewer Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
    Specialist Medical Reviewer William Gilbert, MD - Maternal and Fetal Medicine
    Last Revised June 18, 2012

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