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What Happens If The Umbilical Cord Does Not Fall Off By Week 3 Of Life
If the miscarriages isn't missed, how does it work? Do the hormones make the body bleed and thus expel the foetus or does the baby die first?
If you a mother's blood supply does not cross over into the placenta till 6 weeks, how could alcohol effect an embryo during the 3rd week of pregnancy?
Mother & baby : The embryo is nourished directly from the cells lining the mothers uterus. This continues until development of the placenta and umbilical cord takes over the job. I know you are concerned about your alcohol consumption early in your pregnancy. The thing is there are no absolutes here. Chances are everything will be fine. See your doctor, take your vitamins, and take care of yourself. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies with location: These are collected at my local hospitals & stored in a cold facility for an extended period by the lab.The OB occasionally requests a pathologist examine the cord & or placenta for signs of breakdown or infection. If no issues have surfaced during the storage period they are destroyed. ...Read more
Yes: Normally the cord comes off between 1-2 weeks. ...Read more
In the Second trimester lost mucus plug, how often does it regenerate/grow back does it take 24-72 hrs or is it a long process nearing 3 weeks?
Plug loss needs exam: Losing mucus plug in the second trimester requires assessment by the doctor. It may represent painless cervical dilatation with risk of preterm labor or even delivery. Very often a "perceived loss of mucus plug" is increased volume of normal vaginal discharge which is very common in pregnancy. ...Read more
What can happen if the old blood does not resolve on its own after 3 weeks from a mod to severe concussion?
Need more info: In general, mild concussions to not cause any hemorrhage within the brain. The blood will always resorb. Depending upon the location either outside the brain on the scalp or within the brain there may be other consequences. To give you a more informed answer, i will need more information about the details of the injury. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What happens if you don't catch an asd in a child until after the age of 10yo, does this mean their heart is damaged for life?
Not particularly: Although there is an effort to close asd's by school age an asymptomatic child of 10 is not necessarily ruined for life. The size of the defect is quite variable as is the effect on heart function. I would be more concerned if the child had gone thru puberty and added muscle mass and weight to the equation.An open discussion of your concerns with your physicianis in order. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
If u get a dissection of the aorta (left beast area) does the pain stop or is it constant? It will probably not stop after seconds right?
See link: Per NIH: In most cases,symptoms begin suddenly, and include severe chest pain. May feel like a heart attack and it can be described as sharp, stabbing, tearing, or ripping. It Is felt below the chest bone, then moves under the shoulder blades or to the back.Can move to the shoulder, neck, arm, jaw, abdomen, or hips. Pain can change moving to the arms and legs as the aortic dissection gets worse. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000181.htm ...Read more
What happens if the blood flowing to your small intestine is blocked off what are the signs and how long from the time that the blood is cut off till you have damage
that can not be fixed? Can you die from this?
Hello. : Hello. I think it depends on if this chronic ischemia or acute intestinal ischemia. Symptoms of chronic ischemia can include: abdominal pain that worsens over time, diarrhea, weight loss, nausea and vomiting, cramps or fullness of the abdomen after eating. Symptoms of acute intestinal ischemia can include: sudden mild to severe abdominal pain , distention of the abdomen, tender abdomen, blood in feces, nausea, vomiting, fever, an urgent need to pass stool or a really vigrous bm. I don't know if you are referring to strangulation of the bowel, which can obstruct flow and lead to gangrene. If you have sudden onset, severe abdominal pain that should be evaluated immediately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What happens during a c section? Is your muscle cut and re - tied? Or do not all doctors re- tie the muscle after cutting into it?
Not cut: Your abdominal muscles are not cut during a standard c/s. There is a natural vertical midline separation of your abdominal muscles. Entrance is made thru this natural separation and the muscles are temporarily pushed open to each side, allowing the surgeon to enter your abdominal cavity and get to the uterus. ...Read more
How can you tell if the fetus is tingled up in the umbilical cord? My baby is doing way less movement than usual, and he's only on one side.
Common issue: Babies that are tangled in their cord will generally start to show evidence of distress after labor starts if the tangling begins to decrease blood flow through the cord. It is unusual for that tangling to produce any changes during the stable pre-labor period.Diminished movement late in pregnancy can reflect lack of room as kicks turn more into shuffles. ...Read more
Why can't surgeons separate c2 And c3 verterbrea. What if the verterbrea is pressing on the spinal cord or nerve. Is they going to leave it like that.
Ask the surgeons?: Have you tried asking the surgeons? You say you did but they threw something from the surgical tray at you...hmmm...typical neurosurgeon....I understand. The fact is that C2 and C3 vertebrae should already be SEPARATED NATURALLY. C1 and C2 are naturally fused..is that what you mean? One thing is "pressing" on the cord or on a nerve. That's not the same as being the CAUSE of your symptoms. ...Read more
Does it matter how long the umbilical cord on a new born is attached before it is cut off ? Are there pros to having it stay on longer?
Every choice has pbs: There may be some benefit in a short delay in cutting the cord. Yet there can also be problems if that is carried too far. Returning blood cells from the placenta does boost their iron stores and delay a natural anemia that comes with rapid growth.However, if too many cells are returned to baby, it can thicken the blood to the point of risk.Kidney damage or stroke is a rare but real risk. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does the time frame to save a testicle from torsion start at the time it was twisted or from when pain is severe?
Torsion: It start from the moment the torsion occurred which is usually the pain starts. ...Read more
Does pulp/nerve tooth damage show up right away if it was caused by trauma? What is the time frame it would take to know you are in the clear?
Not always immediate: Sometimes it takes a while (years) for the damage to manifest itself. Have the tooth monitored by your dentist since there may not be any outward symptoms. ...Read more
At 20 week ultrasound they said the cord is attached to the placenta on the side when it should be in the middle.. Is this bad?? They want to monitor
Placental variation: This is a placental variation that is not necessarily "bad" as long as perfusion to and from the fetus is normal and it continues its' growth. Your care team will monitor that situation and look for other fetal variations as well. ...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
Does estrogen cream stop or slow the progression of cystocele or is it just a matter of time before it falls out completely?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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.
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
Its barely three days before my monthly periods. I have pain on my umbilical cord since yesterday. I feel so uncomfortable. What could be the cause?
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
My 3 week old's umbilical cord came out a few days ago. The inside of her button is red. It doesn't seem to hurt when i clean it. Should i be worried?
Common finding: Just treat it as you would a cut or scratch by keeping the area clean and dry. If the redness extends outward or you see discharge, have the doc check it out. ...Read more
Yes: Normally the cord comes off between 1-2 weeks. ...Read more
My son is almost 2 months old and his umbilical cord fell off at 2 weeks old and now theres still a piece still a piece stuck what do i do?
Belly button : It is a raised scar from the healing process and will not be as noticeable as he grows ...Read more
At my 6 week 3 day ultrasound they found that the gestational sac measured 9 weeks and now at 8w they found an umbilical cord cyst. Should i worry?
Clarification: For very specific interpretations of sonographic findings it is important to discuss the findings one on one with your doctor. There is simply not enough inforamtion to commen. ...Read more
Can you tell me if it's fine if my 2 week old baby bleeds from her umbilical cord just a little bit?
Pretty common: These are somewhat like a simple sore that can reopen and bleed a little until it finally heals. We often see this soon after the main stump separates.Just keep it clean and dry as you would any scratch and it should heal fine. ...Read more
Why is my two weeks old baby still bleeding from the umbilical cord after it has fallen off within the first week?
Not unusual: It is not unusual for there to be some minor spotting/oozing from the cord area even after the stump has come off. Thee were 3 huge blood vessels there and sometimes there is a bit of spotting. The second possibility is something called an umbilical granuloma, where a fragment of cord is still present and actively bleeds down within the umbilicus. Have pediatrician check this at next visit. ...Read more
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
My son is 2 weeks old and his umbilical cord is half way off but his wound still looks fresh.I s this ok or should I call his doctor?
Totally normal: As the cord pulls away, it can be moist looking for a few days and even bleed a little bit - all normal. It will dry up within a few days. Notify doctor if pus drains from site or if redness around the actual belly button area, or if it smells really bad. If it's not drying up in a few days, may have a little bit left over called a granuloma - then doc might need to dry it up a bit. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My sister is 15 weeks along & had an ultra sound today. Dr said the umbilical cord has detached from the placenta. Does this mean a miscarriage?
What symptoms: Does she have, this is an unusual diagnosis at 15 week ultrasound. See clarification ...Read more
My babies umbilical cord fell off today(baby is 1 Week Old). Do I put anything on it to help it heal faster?? The belly button is also outie.
Not necessarily: The umbilical stump is made to fall off - after it does there is often very little needed to facilitate it completing its healing. You can use a small drop of liquid soap (not antibacterial) to aid in the remainder drying out - but if you do nothing it will likely be just fine! If it is not healed by the 2 week visit - your provider will take care of the rest. ...Read more
Dr said umbilical cord is wrapped around baby's neck. I'm 37 weeks. dr doesn't seem concerned but I am very worried. should I request for a c section?
Hadsurgery about a week ago.I had a hernia removed from my umbilical cord, cyst removed from my ovary,adhesions,gallbladder n appendix when is sex ok?
Hard to say: This is an answer best given by the surgeon who worked on you.We do not have the detailed records to review or any idea if there were complicating factors. Just call the office tomorrow and ask the staff to clarify any restrictions you should follow. ...Read more
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