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There was a small "perigestational sac haematoma" found

Hi Alex, I am 7 weeks pregnant and after 2 episodes of bleeding, the last one lasting for 8 hrs my GP sent me for an ultrasound. On the ultrasound they could see the baby and the heartbeat (which was a great relief) however, my DR has me resting now as their was a small "perigestational sac haematoma" found. He explained this to me as a blood clot but i was in a bit of shock at the time and couldn`t think of any questions to ask. Now with the benefit of hinesight i am trying to find out what this means via web pages but am not having any success. Can you please explain what this is, how it occurs and what risks it may have on my pregnancy. I know there is a chance i may miscarry and i was wondering how likely this is and if i don`t are there any risks that my baby may have any long term effects?
Sorry for the long winded question, I already have a daughter and had a very good pregnancy with her so i am freaking out a bit sorry. hope you can help!
Thanks Sharon

Answer: Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. I am sorry to hear that you are experiencing problems with your pregnancy. Bleeding in early pregnancy can lead to miscarriage but sometimes the pregnancy can progress as normal. Unfortunately it is really a waiting game for now. If you do start to bleed again you need to be seen as soon as possible. The bleeding that is described in your ultrasound is bleeding outside the sac of the baby which is good. Best wishes, Alex.
Answered: 22 Nov 2007