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    Sub-Chorionic Tear
    newdad71 posted:
    Hello. I'm a new dad to be, our first, and can't be more exicted. But the other day my girlfriend woke me up to some bleeding. After going to the ER, she was diagnosed with a 'Sub-Chorionic Tear' and a lot of bed rest. I thought I had a good grasp on what this means exactly but I'm hoping someone could explain this to me a little better. I'm a little ignorant on the issue but would appreciate any help I could get, thanks.
    Starla_94 responded:
    I myself have a Sub Chorionic Hemmorage (Tear) on my placenta that has caused bleeding and scary bleeding amounts at 8 and 14 weeks.. I was just diagnosed. I would STRONGLY suggest your GF follow up with her own OBGYN take the ER report with her to the doc and her doc may or may not do their own U/S or exam and then let your doc tell you where to go from here..

    Subchorionic Hemorrhage (bleeding) is just a tear in the uterine wall and depending on its location and deepness is whether it can affect the outcome of a pregnancy

    Bed rest is bed rest.. No activity and especially NO Sex!!! sorry i know thast not what you want to hear but any jarring to the area could trigger more bleeding.

    My doc explained to me that in my case they just have to watch these hemmoraged he described like a CLot on my placenta between the uteruine wall that will eventually harden and they just watch so that it doesn't cut off or deprive the baby of any blood supply..
    From what research i've done.. these typically heal but you need to take the bed rest and what not seriously..

    NO LIFTING heavy things.. No activity (sex, excercise etc) no running jumping or anything that could "Jar" or aggitate the hemorage..

    So it seems 9 out of 10 cases heal on their own and cause no issues but don't take what the doc tells you lightly. and PLEASE have her follow up with her own OBGYN asap!! and get on some regular prenatal care. this will help monitor the tear and and issues that go along with it..
    Christina - 1 D/S Oct-2003, M/C April 2010,M/C June 2010 ~oOo~ currently TTC ~oOo~ BFP 8/15/2010 Come on Sticky Baby!!! ~oOo~
    Starla_94 responded:
    here is a site i found with GREAT information on it..

    I would suggest WEB MD to perhaps put together and article too..
    Christina - 1 D/S Oct-2003, M/C April 2010,M/C June 2010 ~oOo~ currently TTC ~oOo~ BFP 8/15/2010 Come on Sticky Baby!!! ~oOo~
    Byroney_WebMD_Staff replied to Starla_94's response:
    Dear Starla_94,

    Nice to see you here again and thanks for sharing your support and suggestions newdad71 and anyone else who may be looking in on the discussion.

    I think your suggestion is a great one! If you look at the very bottom of the page in little blue letters, it says "Contact Us." Go ahead and click on that, then make your suggestion. They will see it gets to the right team.

    Best wishes to you and Newdad's girlfriend for safe and healthy pregnancies.


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