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What is the definition or description of: Delayed separation of umbilical cord?

What is the definition or description of: Delayed separation of umbilical cord?

Cord seperation: if cord persists after 3 weeks baby should be evaluated for immune defficiency,specially leucocyte adhesion deffects ...Read more

Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more


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How long does it take tramadol not to show up in the umbilical cord? My friend has been taking them her whole pregancy.. 8 days away from delivery.

How long does it take tramadol not to show up in the umbilical cord? My friend has been taking them her whole pregancy.. 8 days away from delivery.

Ashamed?: If she is not ashamed to take tramadol (I assume without a doctors recommended) then why stop now and try to hide her tramadol use? 8 days away and with 9 months of use her baby, umbilical cord iare pretty well saturated. Unfortunately her sense of conscience is only hitting her now. Chronic use of tramadol can lead to withdraw symptoms of the baby. Her baby's doc needs to know for baby care ...Read more

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Umbilical cord prolapse caused a 30 second lack of oxygen to the baby during delivery. Will the baby be okay?

Umbilical cord prolapse caused a 30 second lack of oxygen to the baby during delivery. Will the baby be okay?

Only 30 ???: I am reluctant to accept the initial statement as realistic. Once a cord begins to prolapse it can produce an intermittent but complete obstruction to blood flow that may add up to a significant o2 deficit over time.I'm not sure anyone can estimate the insult accurately.If only 30, probably no long term effect. If low 1/5/10 min apgars and seizures in the 1st 24hr,it was longer and more problemat ...Read more

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My boyfriend & I have sickle cell anemia, our son will also inherit the disease. Should we wait until umbilical cord stops pulsating before clamping?

My boyfriend & I have sickle cell anemia, our son will also inherit the disease. Should we wait until umbilical cord stops pulsating before clamping?

Doesn't matter: Sickle cell disease will affect his blood cells over time as they sickle with dehydration and illness, or as they live a shorter duration in the body. Generally there aren't any symptoms at birth, and nothing having to do with the cord will make a difference. In actuality, his fetal hemoglobin will be more protective from sickle cell, and treatments now focus on keeping fetal hemoglobin around. ...Read more

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Does it hurt when the doctors cut off the umbilical cord?

Does it hurt when the doctors cut off the umbilical cord?

No: The umbilical cord does not hurt when it is clamped and cut. It has no nerves. ...Read more

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How far back does a drug test go using the baby's umbilical cord?

How far back does a drug test go using the baby's umbilical cord?

About 1 month: Usually newborn urine or meconium is tested not the umbilical cord. Different drugs stay in the system for different amounts of time and detection will vary. Remember that it is crucial you tell your doctor about any drug use. This is about keeping your baby safe not avoiding getting caught. The doctors can best care for your baby is they know the truth. Be open and honest and keep your baby safe. ...Read more

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I don't get to do it! do the student doctors cut the umbilical cord a certain way?

I don't get to do it! do the student doctors cut the umbilical cord a certain way?

Cutting the cord: No there is no special technique to cutting the cord, though as you may be able to imagine it would require some gymnastics for a mother to cut her babies cord. Fathers are occasionally allowed to cut the cord though. ...Read more

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I am 28 Years old and I do believe my umbilical cord is still in my navel. what should I do?

I am 28 Years old and I do believe my umbilical cord is still in my navel. what should I do?

Umbilical hernia: It is not possible for there still to be a piece of your umbilical cord in your navel. However, it is possible that there is a small umbilical granuloma or hernia. Go to a physician to figure out what exactly it is. ...Read more

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Can you request that the umbilical cord and placenta be immediately tossed in the medical waste?

Can you request that the umbilical cord and placenta be immediately tossed in the medical waste?

Yes: However, the umbilical cord and placenta are important cues to fetal health and usually undergoes a pathologic examination and visual inspection by the delivering obstetrician. There are important cues to potential need for newborn studies based on examination and i would encourage you not to have it immediately put into medical waste. ...Read more

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Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
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Premature Delivery (Definition)

Premature delivery is birth prior to the 37th ...Read more