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My sister's fetus' umbilical cord is swollen, should we be worried? Is this dangerous?

My sister's fetus' umbilical cord is swollen,  should we be worried? Is this dangerous?

Swollen fetal cord: A swollen fetal umbilical cord may indicate a problem her obstetrician may want to do more tests to determine if a problem really exists. ...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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Is it normal if umbilical cord stump bleeds?

Is it normal if umbilical cord stump bleeds?

Depends on situation: Since the umbilical stump is composed of arteries & a vein that fed baby during pregnancy, it acquired a significant size.As the cord stump dries & separates, there is often a bit of bleeding.Usually only enough to cover a few q-tips.Local care as you would a scratch is all that is needed unless the bleeding persists.Occasionally the pediatrician needs to cauterize a stubborn bleeder in the offic. ...Read more

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My newborn's umbilical stump is still attached and he is 1 and a half months. Is this normal?

No: Umbilical cord stumps should separate within 1-2 weeks in normal infants. In some institutions that use the triple dye, a purple antibacterial solution painted on the cord may have delay up to 3-4 wks, but I am concerned if there is further delay or >2wks when using a simple drying method. Some writers site a possible problem with white blood cell function in these kids. Discuss with your dr. ...Read more

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Is a straight umbilical cord dangerous?

Is a straight umbilical cord dangerous?

Straight cord: It may be dangerous because of poor blood supply to the placenta abd fetus. ...Read more

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My newborn is a week and 6 days old and her umbilical cord stump fell off but at the bottom still looks open is this normal?

My newborn is a week and 6 days old and her umbilical cord stump fell off but at the bottom still looks open is this normal?

Call your peds: Sometimes, the umbilicus (belly button) doesn't fully heal at the base of the cord, so when the cord falls off, the baby can have something called an umbilical granuoloma - basically a non-healing wound. It's relatively common, and takes just 1 or 2 visits to the pediatrician's office to get it fixed. Make sure your infant is still eating, peeing, seeming as per her usual, 13-day self. ...Read more

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Had 20 week ultrasound. Midwife reported umbilical cord attached to the membrane of placenta. Is this serious?

Had 20 week ultrasound. Midwife reported umbilical cord attached to the membrane of placenta. Is this serious?

Please explain ??: The umbilical cord arises from the placenta and must be attached for that to happen. Perhaps there is another way to describe your question. If not please call the OB and ask them to explain what they really meant. ...Read more

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There's blood around her belly button. She is 9 days old and her umbilical cord has not fallen off yet. Is this normal?

There's blood around her belly button. She is 9 days old and her umbilical cord has not fallen off yet. Is this normal?

Umbilical cords: will typically drop off within 2 weeks after birth. Bleeding from the cord can indicate that this process is about to occur, while redness/discharge/odor is never normal. Delayed cord drop used to be seen with hypothyroidism, but this rarely occurs due to early detection and intervention with newborn screens. ...Read more

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Had a 2 vessel umbilical cord when I was pregnant with my daughter. What are the chances of having a 2vessel umbilical cord again?

Had a 2 vessel umbilical cord when I was pregnant with my daughter. What are the chances of having a 2vessel umbilical cord again?

Depends: on the reason for the single umbilical artery, Most likely if your first child was normal and there are no known birth defects the risk of recurrence is low to none as the single vessel occurred as a result of abnormal positioning of the second artery. If the condition was associated with significant birth defects or chromosomal anomalies, the recurrence risk would be that of the causative condition ...Read more

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My baby is 11 days old her umbelical cord is fall off but some blod shows on his diaper is it normal?

My baby is 11 days old her umbelical cord is fall off but some blod shows on his diaper is it normal?

Umbilical cord: Yes, a little dried blood might appear on a diaper after the umbilical cord falls off. It should not persist beyond a couple of days or be active bleeding. Keep the area clean. It should just continue to heal. If the umbilical area oozes, appears red or infected, or continues to bleed, see the baby's doctor. ...Read more

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35 weeks pregnant.U/S shows cord around baby's neck.OBGYN said baby is fine and doesn't seem too concerned.Could cord strangle the baby before birth?

35 weeks pregnant.U/S shows cord around baby's neck.OBGYN said baby is fine and doesn't seem too concerned.Could cord strangle the baby before birth?

Ultrasound: First question, why US at 35 weeks? Have there been problems with pregnancy? This is not uncommon and not real risk for child at this point. Not much room in there at this point to move around. At delivery very common to find cord around neck. Usually very easy to deal with. I would not worry. Hope this helps. Good luck with rest of pregnancy (the hard part now at this phase) and the deliver ...Read more

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Is it normal for 1 year old and 2 month baby s fontanel to close because my nephew s fontanel is already closed and is it effect tooth formation?

Is it normal for 1 year old and 2 month baby s fontanel to close because my nephew s fontanel is already closed and is it effect tooth formation?

That is normal: The frontal fontanel is typically completely closed by 18-24 months, but often feels hard/sealed by your fingers by around 1 yr, some a bit earler, some later. During routine infant exam, docs/nurses check this and so if baby has been growing, developing normally, without concern from his doc, i believe he is well/normal. Watch him do wonderful stuffs as he grows! enjoy and good luck. ...Read more

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Sir, i'm a mother of 2 months old baby girl. Her umbilical cord fell off by 2weeks. Still the area is sometimes wet. Is it bcz of any infn?no fever.

Sir, i'm a mother of 2 months old baby girl. Her  umbilical cord fell off by 2weeks. Still the area is sometimes wet. Is it bcz of any infn?no fever.

Get a baby check up: Have your child be examined by a healthcare provider to determine if the umbilicus had healed properly or if any treatment is needed. ...Read more

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Moms WBC is 12.5 has hematoma from anjio she has done.This result is from 1 month ago.She lost blood in the surgery hgb is 9.1. Worried is it ok?

Moms WBC is 12.5 has hematoma from anjio she has done.This result is from 1 month ago.She lost blood in the surgery hgb is 9.1. Worried is it ok?

Anemia: She has significant anemia presumably due to that blood loss and the anemia causes weakness and fatigue. Iron therapy would be indicated to help build up her red cell counts. Her md should advise her and followup about this, how ever. ...Read more

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Why there is umbilical hernia in baby with congenital hypothyroidism?

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Why there is umbilical hernia in baby with congenital hypothyroidism?

Floppy muscles: Of abdominal wall can cause such, but other babies not having congenital hypothyroidism do have umbilical hernias too. Just observe, will get better with time and growing, seldom needs surgery, good luck ...Read more

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Newborn is 4 days old and there is foul odor coming from umbilical cord stump but no discharge. Is this normal?

Newborn is 4 days old and there is foul odor coming from umbilical cord stump but no discharge. Is this normal?

Abnormal: Foul smelling umbilical cord stump indicate bacterial growth-which is not good. This may be treated with alcohol swabbing of the stump several times a day. If it drains fluid or remains foul smelling, or the area around it turns red-a visit to the doctor is recommended. You want to avoid omphalitis. ...Read more

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If an umbilical cord has been detached, why is the belly button still there?

If an umbilical cord has been detached, why is the belly button still there?

Belly button: The belly button represents the remnant of the blood vessels that attached the fetus to the mother as its source of nourishment. ...Read more

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My sis is 21 weeks preg. She had a placentia abruption. The tear is small but she was bleeding badly. Her doc won't give her any steriroids?? Is this

My sis is 21 weeks preg. She had a placentia abruption. The tear is small but she was bleeding badly. Her doc won't give her any steriroids?? Is this

Placental abruption: Placental abruption is a complication of pregnancy, wherein the placental lining separates from the uterus of the mother prior to delivery. Signs and symptoms include sudden-onset abdominal pain, uterine contractions and vaginal bleeding. Treatment depends on the amount of blood loss and the status of the fetus and may range from monitoring to immediate delivery. ...Read more

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