Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: mom | 2009/10/07

Q.

Blood from navel

Hello

My newborn is 9 days old. the cord fell off over the week-end. I now noticed some blood from the navel. It' s not oozing out but only a blood discharge around the area. It is not smelling or feel hot. Should I be concerened?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This may be normal, but I am concerned that your baby's navel seems to be bleeding more than normal. Please ask your paediatrician to see your baby or otherwise the nurse at your local clinic.

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