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Old 02-15-2013, 10:39 AM   #15
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Re: Blood spot on ultrasound.

I had a large SCH (what you've described, a pocket of blood between the placenta and the uterine wall) with DS2 - I actually had 12 days of bleeding right on time for AF, so that's what I assumed it was, until I started feeling very bad after the bleeding stopped and took a test to "prove Drs wrong".
We then did an u/s to check on things and found the SCH.
I was given no advice about resting or taking it easy. I was just told that sometimes these resolve on their own - either your body will expell it (which would mean more bleeding), or your body can absorb it - and that we would see how things went and check on it at a later u/s. At the 20 week u/s it was completely gone.

The thing is they can't say whether it will get better and resolve itself, or get worse - which is what the PP described with her friend, the SCH got worse and got large enough to separate the placenta from the uterus, in which case baby would pass away.
There really is nothing you can do, though, to help it resolve or prevent it getting worse.

and for your bean!
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