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Heavy bleeding and hematoma in pregnancy

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123PH123 · 16/07/2020 15:17

Im 4 months pregnant and at 14 weeks i suffered a 'gush' of blood.
I ended up in the hospital and they confirmed baby was ok but they didnt know the cause of the bleeding.
A few days later a scan confirmed a 5cm hematoma next to my cervix.

I felt better knowing this was what caused the bleed but nonetheless i am still worried.
Has anyone else been diagnosed with a hematoma in pregnancy?
Do you have any positive experiences.

I started bleeding again yesterday, 10 days after the initial bleed. (TMI SORRY) but this bleeding contained a fair few clots the size of a pound coin or so.
I would love to speak to anyone experiencing the same issue, if there are any?

I have A- blood too so every time i bleed i ave to have an anti D injection. Its never ending.

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Sazzy312 · 16/07/2020 16:11

Hi op sorry to hear your having a bit of a scary time especially with being A- that must be a pain, so in my case I have bleed every day from 6 weeks I'm now 15 weekd and I've had two occasions where I had passed a big clot both times were scary but baby was all alright, so at my 12 week scan they noted the bleed was still there but didn't measure it and didn't even seem that fussed (it was 4 or 5cm at the 10 week scan) so I have no idea how big it is now! I also have an ectropion which can cause bleeding so I'm in a bit of a pickle every day, so I cant really share any light in your situation but to say your not alone x

HenrysHome · 16/07/2020 16:14

Hi @123PH123, sorry to hear about all this stress that you don’t need! I had a haematoma that measured 6.5cm x 2.1cm which ‘flooded’ randomly from 5-16 weeks, must have happened 6-7 times and each time I was convinced that the pregnancy was over. I then bleed browny blood for a week or so after the last ‘flood’. I am now 26 weeks and baby is doing fine still, however, the anxiety surrounding everything has been awful, especially as I lost a baby at 20 weeks in November so have been an anxious wreck anyway! x

TheBestSpoon · 16/07/2020 16:18

Not pregnant at the minute, but with DS I had a very large haematoma (8cm*5cm, from memory), which meant I bled almost constantly from 9 weeks to 18 weeks with heaviness varying up and down over that time. Initially it was a huge gush and I ended up in hospital too, and was so worried having had a previous MC. But by 20 weeks, it was barely visible on the scan, and DS was and still is a very healthy and robust child. And from much, much internet research, I understand that while there is are slightly higher risks from having a haematoma, it really is unusual for it to pose a serious problem. Good luck, but you probably won't need it!

123PH123 · 16/07/2020 16:50


Thank you all for your messages.
It is a worrying time for us all isn't it :(
I think the worst thing ive been doing is googling the issue which as well all know only ever brings up horror stories.

Were you guys classed or are you guys classed as a high risk pregnancy due to it?
I have been put under a consultant rather than a midwife which is ok but i always planned for a home birth.
Its been one of those situations where everything you planned or expected just goes wrong.
Thanks again for your kind words.

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TheBestSpoon · 16/07/2020 17:13

No, I wasn't classed as high risk. But the first bleed happened while we were on holiday, so I wasn't treated on the NHS (side note - this is why you need travel insurance!). It was on my notes following the 12 week scan, but no one seemed in the slightest bit concerned - midwives even seemed surprised when I brought it up at appointments. DS was born at the local MLU after a pretty straightforward labour (as much as any labour is "straightforward"...) and I'm sure I'd have been able to have a home birth if I'd wanted it.

Sazzy312 · 16/07/2020 17:49

I am under the consultant which I seem to believe is due to the bleed but also due to me having miscarriages before, but I'm sure if you talk to your consultant you may still be able to have a home birth if you wanted

Zara1234uk · 16/07/2020 21:46

Hi there, I just wanted to pop in and say both myself and my sister had them in our pregnancy’s and both were carried to term successfully plus were A-.. my sisters was literally sat on top of her cervix and she basically did nothing for a good few weeks (about weeks 20-37) and her baby boy was just fine! Mine absorbed at around 28 weeks which apparently was unheard of Hmm and my little girl was fine too. The whole anti d thing gets so boring doesn’t it ( and it hurts!) I’m pregnant again now with a cervical ectropian which bleeds constantly this time, and my consultant has put me on 6 weekly anti d injections as they got sick of having to give me it! And yes it did class as a high risk factor going forward. Good luck I’m sure it will be fine x

LuckyC27 · 17/07/2020 08:57

I had like you a gush of bright red blood early one morning at 14 weeks went to a and e had a scan and baby was fine, cervix closed they couldn't see a reason for the bleed. Had 2 more gushes that week and heavy bleeding all week booked a private scan and they still couldn't see the cause of the bleeding but looking back I think it must of been a hematoma no idea why else I would bleed so heavy. I had brown spotting until 17 weeks and the odd small red bleed then it completely stopped I'm now 36 weeks and baby is happy healthy and not had any sign of bleeding since. Good luck I'm sure all will be fine x

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