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Posted by on Apr. 11, 2008 at 7:45 PM
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I have a 2wk old and her umbilical cord has fell off except there is some still covering her navel. It's been bleeding for a few days now (just spots on her clothes). Should I call the doc? Or is this normal?
by on Apr. 11, 2008 at 7:45 PM
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Christa81
by on Apr. 11, 2008 at 7:48 PM
she is probably fine..just keep cleaning it and see if the other piece falls off.Is it dry & cracking?cause that could make it bleed..but a quick call to the pedetrician will ease your mind..good luck!!
WldHrts
by on Apr. 11, 2008 at 7:49 PM
Sounds normal.  My son's was gooey and left spots on his clothes too.  Give it lots of airing out.  I'd say if it doesn't stop with in 3 days or so call the doc's nurse and ask them if they feel you should come in. 
kathil17
by on Apr. 11, 2008 at 7:53 PM
After several children and a couple of grandchildren I can tell you that this is normal. My grandson's bled for a week or so after it fell off. Just do like the ladies say and keep it clean. No need to worry.
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