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Doctor insights on: What To Do When Umbilical Cord Falls 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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What can you dress a newborn baby in until the cord falls off?

What can you dress a newborn baby in until the cord falls off?

Anything comfortable: There are no specific clothing recommendations for dressing a newborn with an attached cord stump, but choosing items that are less likely to catch or snag the drying stump would be ideal. ...Read more

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How do you take care of babies umblical cord when it has fallen off?

How do you take care of babies umblical cord when it has fallen off?

Clean and observe: The cord stump will usually separate at a week or so after birth. There is often some bleeding initially, and the area can ooze serum like debris. Cleaning the area with thin soapy water and treating the site with rubbing alcohol to promote drying will often speed the healing.Treat it as you would any scratch, by keeping it clean and using the alcohol.The area should stop oozing within a day or 2. ...Read more

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Does it hurt when the doctors cut off the umbilical cord?

Does it hurt when the doctors cut off the umbilical cord?

No: The umbilical cord does not hurt when it is clamped and cut. It has no nerves. ...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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When a pregnant girl throws up does it come back out from the umbilical cord ?

When a pregnant girl throws up does it come back out from the umbilical cord ?

Separate compartment: The fetus is located in a separate part of the body,surrounded by the fetal membranes and accessible only from the bloodstream.The baby's placenta draws nutrition from the bloodstream which also removes any of it's waste.If you barf, it is material from the stomach that never made it into your system.If you barf too much you can become dehydrated and place baby at some risk, but it takes a while ...Read more

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How do you handle the umbilical cord stump?

How do you handle the umbilical cord stump?

Keep clean: Clean it gently every time you change the diaper, & keep it dry. Eventually it will dry up & fall off. ...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 ?

Nothing: The sooner the cord falls off-the better. I wouldn't worry about this but i would keep the stump dry and clean. ...Read more

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What do you do for a herniated umbilical cord in a baby? Why does it happen in the first place?

What do you do for a herniated umbilical cord in a baby?  Why does it happen in the first place?

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

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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 do you cut the umbilical cord if the mother is having twins?

When do you cut the umbilical cord if the mother is having twins?

Twins: Each fetus has its own umbilical cord. The cord for each is cut after it is delivered. ...Read more

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I don't get to do it! do the student doctors cut the umbilical cord a certain way?

I don't get to do it! do the student doctors cut the umbilical cord a certain way?

Cutting the cord: No there is no special technique to cutting the cord, though as you may be able to imagine it would require some gymnastics for a mother to cut her babies cord. Fathers are occasionally allowed to cut the cord though. ...Read more

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What to do after tongue tie release? It hurts alot, when will the pain cease, and will the stitches leave themself? What drinks are ok?

What to do after tongue tie release? It hurts alot, when will the pain cease, and will the stitches leave themself? What drinks are ok?

Tongue tie: Unfortunately, any surgery in the mouth is going to hurt quite a bit. The pain that you have now shouldn't be as bad as after tonsillectomy, but it will hurt. Healing is usually pretty quick, usually just a few days because the frenulum is a very thin delicate membrane underneath the tongue. Stituches usually dissolve, but you might ask your surgeon. Avoid carbonation, caffeine, citrus. ...Read more

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What can you do when your foot falls asleep?

What can you do when your foot falls asleep?

Numbness: If the numbness comes and goes....Then it is most likely requiring only a change in posture or position... If the numbness comes and stays...See your physician asap."". ...Read more

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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.

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

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Is it okay to stretch and reach high during pregnancy? I heard it can make the babies umbilical cord wrap around it's neck.

Is it okay to stretch and reach high during pregnancy? I heard it can make the babies umbilical cord wrap around it's neck.

Myth: Most cord wraps occur due to baby's spontaneous movement.Around 12 wks, there is more room/fluid compared to baby size and they can flip and spin a lot.I have seen as many as 5 neck wraps in a normal newborn.Although this can complicate delivery and lead to a c-section, there is nothing you do that will cause or prevent it. ...Read more

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What can you do when your arm falls asleep and numb?

What can you do when your arm falls asleep and numb?

Increase blood flow: If it is because you slept on it or had a lot of pressure on it, then expose it to get the blood flowing again, it is just falls asleed with out pressure then see your physician to check you blood flow and to see if you have a circulation issue that may need to be addressed. ...Read more