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Old 12-30-2012, 03:45 AM   #1
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umbilical cord stump

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Does that look normal?? My dd is 8 days old and when I was changing her diaper tonight it kind of fell off but is still attached by a little piece. Also why is it bulging like that??? Should I be worried?


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Old 12-30-2012, 04:45 AM   #2
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Re: umbilical cord stump

It's an umbilical hernia, i would mention it at your next doctors visit, but most will have sorted themselves out by age 1 without surgery.
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Old 12-30-2012, 07:31 AM   #3
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Ds's looked like that. His fell off thursday(2wks old). Its starting to really dry out and is just barely a little red. Dont know about the bulge though. My girls hernias were both an indent right above the belly button. Dd1 needed surgery but dd2s healed itself. Ds also has a dent above the button I'll be asking the ped about at his appt on wed-guess we'll see how that goes.
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Old 12-30-2012, 09:27 AM   #4
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Re: umbilical cord stump

It's fine. Z's looked like that, dh called it something (he's a baby doctor, so he's like my own little medical call line ), and said it was fine and would go away. And it did. The pooching is a bit of a hernia, and they usually go away, but the redness was the other name I forgot. My brain is mush these days from lack of sleep, lol. I think ds's looked perfectly normal within a couple of days.

My oldest son had to have his cauterized. It was over 7 years ago, but I think it was because it fell off at 3 days old and started oozing yucky stuff. His looked horrible! But it looks fine now.
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Old 12-31-2012, 02:51 AM   #5
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Re: umbilical cord stump

Mama, my youngest had it and it went away on its own in less than a month without surgery. If you have doubts, have it checked at her doctor on the next visit.
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Old 12-31-2012, 03:46 PM   #6
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Re: umbilical cord stump

littlest dd's looked just like that (can't remember what the other kids looked like anymore lol). the slight buldging went away after a month or so.
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