Also call your baby's doctor if you notice any other
problems with the umbilical cord area, such as:
A moist, red lump on your baby's navel
that lasts for more than 2 weeks after the umbilical cord has fallen off. This
may be a piece of extra tissue called an umbilical granuloma. Your baby's doctor can treat this minor problem.
Bulging tissue around the navel, usually
noticed after the umbilical cord falls off. This may be an
umbilical hernia, which usually goes away on its own.
But it should be watched by a doctor.
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WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
January 27, 2014
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