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Its Already There: The umbilical cord stump dries out and eventually falls off most often within 3 weeks after birth. The belly button is created when the umbilical cord is removed. Contrary to popular belief, the way in which the umbilical cord was cut at birth has no bearing on whether your baby will have an innie or an outie. An outie is just skin that grew around the umbilical cord during development. ...Read more
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?
My father applied vaseline to my 6 day old baby boys belly button cord that hasn't fallen off yet. Is this safe ?
Fine: This should not harm your baby.Get a more detailed answer ›
YOU MAY: For 2-3 days, no more please. Seek advice if not healing beyond that. ...Read more
What do you advise if I'm the only person I have ever heard of to be born with no umbillical cord, no belly button. tell me how.?
You're kidding right: You may have no visible belly button.This can occur for a number of reasons often related to surgical procedures around the time of birth.I doubt that you remember your birth. Whoever lead you to believe you had no umbilical cord was lying to you, or you fabricated the story yourself. It doesn't happen. ...Read more
Thin person?: If you're a thin person, sometimes reverberations from your abdominal aorta can be seen. Your heart sends blood strongly to this major vessel of your body. If this is what you're experiencing, it would be a variant of normal. Aneurysms (outpouchings) can be in the aorta too. Please see your physician if concerned about this possibility. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more