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My 15 day old's cord stump looks like it got snagged and is bleeding a bit. Is this normal? Should it come off by now? Doesn't seem to hurt him.
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Dr. James Huang
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Visit Pediatrician
It would be a good idea to visit your baby's physician to assess.
The biggest fear is omphalitis which is an infection of the umbilical stump. The best way to determine your baby's cord stump would be to visit your baby's physician.

In brief: Visit Pediatrician
It would be a good idea to visit your baby's physician to assess.
The biggest fear is omphalitis which is an infection of the umbilical stump. The best way to determine your baby's cord stump would be to visit your baby's physician.
Dr. James Huang
Dr. James Huang
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Dr. Cristina Carballo
Pediatrics - Neonatology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not normal
Cord should detach by 2 weeks.
If it is still attached, there could be an immune problem. Should see peds first then probably refer to an immunologist.

In brief: Not normal
Cord should detach by 2 weeks.
If it is still attached, there could be an immune problem. Should see peds first then probably refer to an immunologist.
Dr. Cristina Carballo
Dr. Cristina Carballo
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Dr. Timothy Ashley
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
In brief: Probably fine
The stump may be ready to come off soon.
Umbilical stumps sometimes bleed a small amount- keep the area clean, and see the pediatrician if any pus, spreading redness, or pain develops. Don't force it, but don't be surprised if the stump separates in the next day or two.

In brief: Probably fine
The stump may be ready to come off soon.
Umbilical stumps sometimes bleed a small amount- keep the area clean, and see the pediatrician if any pus, spreading redness, or pain develops. Don't force it, but don't be surprised if the stump separates in the next day or two.
Dr. Timothy Ashley
Dr. Timothy Ashley
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