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I have a 7 day old girl when I changed her nappy there was

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Hi I have a 7 day old girl when I changed her nappy there was blood on the umbilical cord area should I be worried
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Customer: Hi I have a 7 day old girl when I changed her nappy there was blood on the umbilical cord area should I be worried
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May I ask:

- Is she otherwise well?

- Are there any other symptoms affecting this area such as redness, discharge, bad odour etc?

Customer: replied 8 days ago.
She’s well drinking her formula. Can I send you a pic?
Customer: replied 8 days ago.
I attached a pic

Many thanks, that’s really helpful.

I cannot see anything of concern here - the umbilical stump is drying out as expected and what I can see of the base and surrounding skin also looks fine. It is common for some minor bleeding to occur from the base if it gets knocked slightly - often if the umbilical clip is accidentally caught.

No further action is required at this stage.

Does this help?

Customer: replied 8 days ago.
Thank you soo much Dr great help

You’re very welcome, all the best.

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