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What Happens If A Piece Of A Babys Umbelical Cord Doesmt Come Out
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
Confusing question: If your ? Is about a umbilical hernia in an infant, the response depends somewhat on the size & age of the infant. They are common & most self heal as the child's abdominal muscles become stronger with age. By 1-2 yrs most have disappeared. Those that are very large or tend to trap intestinal contents may need to be fixed, but most will wait to see if the improve with age. ...Read more
What happens to the veins or arteries in the umbilical cord that were connected to the baby (the baby's end)?
Not needed any more!: The two arteries and vein that are in the cord, as well as the supporting gelatinous-like substance that surrounds those vessels, pretty much just 'shrivel up'. (in the womb, they carried blood to and from the placenta.) it isn't unusual to see a very small amount of blood as the dried stump of the cord separates, and even a few days after that, but there shouldn't be any other kind of discharge. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not at all: Umbilical cords do not have nerves.Get a more detailed answer ›
Not significant: Cords vary in length, needing only to be long enough to connect baby to the placenta and assure transfer of nutrients.The longest I've seen was about 7 feet, but baby had it wrapped 5 times around the neck before her c/s delivery at term. (normal baby) the average is about 2-3 feet.I see no reason to worry about it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why does my baby start kicking and flipping more when I lay down? Could my positioning cause umbilical cord issues?
Ultrasound may tell: Many women report increased fetal movement when they lie on their sides. We believe that is related to an increase in blood flow to the baby due to a change in the mother's position and activity. With regard to positioning and cord compression, it is typically the position of the fetus/cord in a uterus with a low amount of amniotic fluid that is occasionally associated with "issues" or problems. ...Read more
Depends: Some institutions use triple dye (purple) on the cord in an effort to avoid germs. This leatherizes the stump and makes separation take longer. Occasional cleaning may be needed to remove grime and thin soapy water or alcohol are fine. If the cord is allowed to air dry, occasional alcohol wipedowns accelerate drying. Bleeding at the base is common as the stump separates.Treat like you would a cut. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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