A 27-year-old female asked:
16 days old infant, his embilical cord stub fell off when he was 4 days old. 10 days after it fell, his belly button started bleeding. is this normal?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Pediatrics 46 years experience
It happens: The blood vessels that went through the cord during pregnancy should pinch off and not drain after birth. Occasionally a remnant or some tissue remains that will ooze. Robust cleaning with isopropal alcohol will help it dry out the area so it stops. If this doesn't help have the doc evaluate.
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Last updated Oct 5, 2018
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