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What should I do if my newborn's belly button is bleeding?

What should I do if my newborn's belly button is bleeding?

Bleeding: Apply direct pressure and have it checked. Sometimes it is related to separation of the cord. Sometimes it may mean your infant is prone to bleeding. It needs to be stopped and assessed. All the best. ...Read more

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Neonatal (Definition)

The term neonatal is generally used to describe events that occur with an infant within the first 30 days after birth. Some practitioners are looser with the definition & extend the ...Read more


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Will newborn need surgery for belly button bleeding?

Will newborn need surgery for belly button bleeding?

See below: Highly unlikely. Some bleeding as the cord separates is normal. If there is mucous coming from the site, or the site is red and swollen, your child should be seen. ...Read more

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What should I do if my newborn's belly button is full of air?

What should I do if my newborn's belly button is full of air?

Umbilical hernia: Is very common in newborn babies. It will appear like the belly button is full of air but it is actually protrusion of the intestinal wall which is, itself, full of air. These usually close spontaneously over years. It the protrusion cannot be pushed back in or the baby has pain you need to go right in to the doctor. Ask your baby's pediatrician to confirm ...Read more

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My newborn umblical cord fell off today, what's the best way to take care of her new belly button?

My newborn umblical cord fell off today, what's the best way to take care of her new belly button?

Clean gently: Clean gently with soap and water. Make sure you rinse and dry it. That should be all you need to do. If it starts to get irritated or infected, see your family physician or pediatrician right away! ...Read more

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My belly button is bleeding and in pain. What can I do?

My belly button is bleeding and in pain. What can I do?

Get it checked.: An infection may be the cause of naval bleeding – especially if there is discharge, pain or odor. A second cause for bleeding can be trauma. A frequent scenario is when someone sticks their finger in their umbilicus to search for “lint” and they scratch or abrade the skin. ...Read more

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My girlfriends belly button is bleeding? I put proxide and it bubbles up. What do you recomend we do?

My girlfriends belly button is bleeding? I put proxide and it bubbles up. What do you recomend we do?

If: If it is still bleeding, or she has a wound or pus she needs to see a doctor. She may be dealing with an infectious process. She may need antibiotic treatment. It is difficult to say without actually seeing the area in question.
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Belly button is bleeding 7 days after laparoscopy?

Belly button is bleeding 7 days after laparoscopy?

Some times yes: Not unusual, some times inflammation at umbilicus takes time to clear may bleed slightly, also the stitch may irritate causing minor skin infection, talk to your surgeon and go for follow up visit. ...Read more

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My belly button is bleeding and I just put mupirocin ointment on it I have had this happen several times since my gallbladder surgery in 2002?

My belly button is bleeding and I just put mupirocin ointment on it I have had this happen several times since my gallbladder surgery in 2002?

If your surgery: Was laparoscopic operation through your umbilicus, it could be a delayed infection or suture granuloma. Show it to your surgeon. I don't think it is anything deeper than your abdominal wall. ...Read more

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What can cause a bleeding belly button?

What can cause a bleeding belly button?

Umbilical cellulitis: ...versus trauma, puncture/piercing, etc. Ref.: https://www. Zocdoc. Com/answers/3275/what-causes-belly-buttons-to-bleed ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Bleeding from belly button?

What is the definition or description of: Bleeding from belly button?

Umbilical hemorrhage: =bleeding from the belly button, for whatever cause. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to be bleeding from belly button?

Is it dangerous to be bleeding from belly button?

Need to take care: If there was a surgical procedure done before like an umbilical hernia or abdominoplasty. Need to see a surgeon to investigate.
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Bleeding from belly button! Had piercing. What do I do?

Bleeding from belly button! Had piercing. What do I do?

Infection?: Sounds like your piercing may have become infected. If it's minor then topical treatment with an antiobiotic ointment like Bacitracin may help (make sure you aren't allergic to it). If it's more significant though you'll need to see your doctor. ...Read more

Belly Button (Definition)

The belly button is the remnants of the umbilical cord. It is a central scar that forms in the location of the base of the umbilical cord, once ...Read more


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