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A 19-year-old female asked:

my sons belly button cord came off when he was 1 week old and some days old. his belly button bleeds from time to time.not a lot though.is that normal?

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Dr. Anita Sinha
Pediatrics 17 years experience
Yes, thats possible: A small amount of oozing from the umbilical stump site is not uncommon. You can apply pressure and give it some time to stop or you can see your pediatrician who can apply a substance called silver nitrate to stop the bleeding.

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Last updated May 5, 2014

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