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Doctor insights on: What Happens If The Ambilical Cord Does Not Fall Off

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When will my infant's umbilical cord fall off?

When will my infant's umbilical cord fall off?

1 weeks: The umbilical cord usually falls off in the first 7-10 days. May take up to two weeks. If you were told to clean with alcohol, then do so once a day. Cleaning every diaper change with alcohol keeps it too clean and delays falling off.Once it falls off it will stink for a week or so. Then you can clean every change with alcohol. ...Read more

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Umbilical cord wont fall off. What surgery does dr do?

Umbilical cord wont fall off. What surgery does dr do?

Umbilical cord: How long? Infants rarely need to have the umbilical cord remnant removed. It will eventually fall off with time. ...Read more

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When should the umbilical cord stump fall off? My baby is 15 days old and it's still firmly attached. I'm starting to worry it won't ever fall off.

When should the umbilical cord stump fall off?  My baby is 15 days old and it's still firmly attached.  I'm starting to worry it won't ever fall off.

Varies: It will fall off usually during the first month life. Frequent cleaning of the area with alcohol may extend the time the cord remains. Congrats on your new baby! ...Read more

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Second child (son) born on New Year's Day. Umbilical cord starting to fall off and has a white ooze coming out and smells bad. No redness. This ok?

Second child (son) born on New Year's Day.  Umbilical cord starting to fall off and has a white ooze coming out and smells bad.  No redness.  This ok?

Needs attention: If baby is feeding well and there is no redness, I would suggest starting with gently lifting the cord remnant and cleansing the cord where it attaches to the body with rubbing alcohol on a q-tip now and again in several hours. Keep the area dry by folding the diaper down. If it continues to ooze, I strongly recommend that your infant be checked by his doctor who is better able to assess infect. ...Read more

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11day new baby and the umbilical cord hasn't fallen off & red in the belly button when should it fall off? Or should I c her dr? No discharged or odor

11day new baby and the umbilical cord hasn't fallen off & red in the belly button when should it fall off? Or should I c her dr? No discharged or odor

Umbilical cord: A newborn's umbilical cord falls off anywhere between 1 and 3 weeks. Keeping it dry is the key for it falling off sooner. I recommend using a q-tip dipped in rubbing alcohol to clean just the area where the cord attaches to the skin during diaper changers and fold the diaper top down toward the skin to keep urine from getting the cord wet. Have you pediatrician look at it at the 2 week check. ...Read more

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What is an umbilical truss ?

What is an umbilical truss ?

Hernia Belt: Hernias are holes in the abdominal wall thru which the body creates a balloon-like sac; internal organs can get stuck in these, leading to serious problems. A truss may be worn to try and cover the hole from the outside to temporize matters. This is relatively ineffective due to the difficulty of keeping it in place. If one is healthy and the hernia is large, surgery is a better option. ...Read more

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What are the causes of umbilical drainage?

What are the causes of umbilical drainage?

Several: Foreign material, umbilical cyst or tract- congenital local infection. ?Any prior surgery? See general surgeon. ...Read more

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Could you tell me if our umbilical cords were not tied up at birth, what would happen?

Could you tell me if our umbilical cords were not tied up at birth, what would happen?

Hard to way-but: In the 'olden days' they were not tied or cut. The body has a way of shutting off the flow to the placenta once it has been delivered. We clamp the cord & cut it to be certain there is no blood loss from the infant at birth. Better safe than sorry! ...Read more