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Doctor insights on: What Happens If The Umbilical Cord Does Not Fall Off By Week 3 Of Life

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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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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?

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?

Schedule a visit: You no longer have an umbilical cord. That was cut right after you were delivered from your mother. If you mean you are having severe pain from your belly button (umbilicus) then you will need to schedule a visit to be evaluated for a hernia or other causes. ...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 should you do if your babys umbilical cord falls off one week sooner ?

What should you do if your babys umbilical cord falls off one week sooner ?

Enjoy : There are some forms of treatment that can prolong cord stump attachment (triple dye).I use rubbing alcohol and expect stump separation in the first week. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Can you tell me if it's fine if my 2 week old baby bleeds from her umbilical cord just a little bit?

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

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Why is my two weeks old baby still bleeding from the umbilical cord after it has fallen off within the first week?

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

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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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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?

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 more

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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.

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

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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?

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