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umbilical cord fell off but still bleeding

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Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Umbilical cord: The umbilical cord dries up and falls off like a scab on the average by 7 to 14 days. I think the longest time that has ever been noted in the medical ... Read More

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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
36 years experience Pediatrics
Not unusual: It is not unusual for there to be some minor spotting/oozing from the cord area even after the stump has come off. Thee were 3 huge blood vessels ther ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
14 years experience Family Medicine
Most likely okay.: A tiny bit of pink or red after the umbilical cord falls off is fine. Keep the area clean and dry. Don't bathe the baby yet (most newborns aren't ro ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Berryman
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Umbilical cord: Just gentle cleaning with soap and warm water compresses should be OK. There may be small amounts of bleeding associated with friction, so clean with ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on situation: Since the umbilical stump is composed of arteries & a vein that fed baby during pregnancy, it acquired a significant size.As the cord stump dries & se ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
25 years experience Pediatrics
Belly button : It is a raised scar from the healing process and will not be as noticeable as he grows
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
22 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Just be patient, the rest will dry off and fall off
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Don't over-clean: first congrats on the new addition to the family, it seems that you're overcleaning the area with alcohol, which is good to keep your baby clean, but ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Cheryl Wu
Dr. Cheryl Wu answered
18 years experience Pediatrics
Call your peds: Sometimes, the umbilicus (belly button) doesn't fully heal at the base of the cord, so when the cord falls off, the baby can have something called an ... Read More
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