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umbilical cord pain

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ray Holt
Dr. Ray Holt answered
27 years experience Family Medicine
Your inee's an outee: Well you no longer have an umbillical cord. The stump of that fell off you when you were 10 days old. If the pain is around your belly button then it ... Read More
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Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
PictureWorth1000Wrds: Belly button pain is usually due to a hernia or an infection at the umbilicus. Is the pinch worse w/exercise or exertion? Can you see or feel a litt ... Read More

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Confusing question: I have never had an infant show me convincing evidence of umbilical cord pain.(and they can not tell me) in fact, there are no nerve endings in an um ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Jesurun
47 years experience Neonatology
Not much to worry: Cords like people come in different shapes and sizes. I am not sure of the context of your question-but if the infant is born normally with a non-coi ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Forcier
Specializes in General Practice
You don't have to: There's nothing you have to do to your baby's umbilical cord except keep it dry. People used to clean it with alcohol or betadine but it's best just ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
See below: Umbilical cord starts as "connecting stalk" at the end of 2nd week of embryonic period.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Jesurun
47 years experience Neonatology
Nothing I know about: I would be concerned if the cord was too thin-then this may be associated with decreased blood flow/nutrition during the pregnancy. If the infant is n ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Jesurun
47 years experience Neonatology
Observation best: Although an umbilical cord hernia may look odd, the chances of it closing are quite high. Some people put coin, cotton, gauze on the hernia with tape. ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Not much of a cord: During the first month there is a lot going on in development but there is not much of a cord as you may visualize it. A lot of the embryonic work goe ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. T. Allen Merritt
48 years experience Neonatology
Fetal movement: The coils in the umbilical cord reflect fetal movment. Bernischke documented about 6-7 coils per 10 cm of cord. Excessive coiling may be associated ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
Blood vessels:: Umbilical artery carries depleted blood to the placenta, umbilical vein brings back nutrients and oxygen.

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