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What is delayed separation of umbilical cord

A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maya Vazirani
Neonatology 53 years experience
Cord seperation: if cord persists after 3 weeks baby should be evaluated for immune defficiency,specially leucocyte adhesion deffects

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
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
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Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 50 years experience
See below: Umbilical cord starts as "connecting stalk" at the end of 2nd week of embryonic period.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Jesurun
Neonatology 48 years experience
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
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
C- section delivery: When recognized, one member of the staff will be positioned beneath the patient with a hand pushing up on the head of the baby to keep it from compres... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Jesurun
Neonatology 48 years experience
Depends: Infants usually do not react adversely to mismatched blood immediately. How did the infant get this mismatched cord blood? In some countries where the... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pam Yoder
Specializes in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
"Innies" vs "Outies": I am not aware of data showing a relationship. If that were the case, we would probably see many more "outies" or umbilical hernias in children delive... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melissa Gowans
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Innies and Outies: It may not ever "go in", that would be considered a normal variant.
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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Impossible to say: but your real question would seem to me to involve some drug testing of your newborn baby, and your use of marijuana sometime prior to the baby's birt... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Pretty quickly: I seldom use this unless I am treating an oozing remnant, but it drys the tissue it touches almost immediately. Occasionally i'll have to retreat in a... Read More

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