It has been chemically burnt so I suppose it would seem swollen etc for a while. This will make it shrivel and fall off. Before long, it will dry out and disappear. To think boycotting to my DS wedding is too far? To use this feature subscribe to Mumsnet Premium - get first access to new features see fewer ads, and support Mumsnet. Neighbour told my DS that Father Christmas isn't real, Your questions about the Green Homes Grant have been answered by the experts from the BEIS and EST, Share your stories about your children’s favourite toys with Munchkin Nursery Steriliser - £100 voucher to be won, How do you style your children’s hair? To comment on this thread you need to create a Mumsnet account. In rare cases, surgery is needed to remove the granuloma and stop the spread of infection. There are no nerves in the growth, so the procedure doesn’t cause any pain. I am drowning in bitterness towards him and all I lost, please give me a shake! As your ally, our communities connect you to others who may share…, The corpus spongiosum is yet another part of the male anatomy that facilitates sexual reproduction. Can't remember TBH. All rights reserved. An umbilical granuloma looks like a little red lump and may be covered in yellow or clear discharge. Neither of these treatments is painful. If you experience pain and swelling around the belly button, it may also be an umbilical hernia. To think DS’s GF’s mum is a bit out of order? ..and this... The most commonly used treatment of umbilical granuloma is silver nitrate cauterization that comes mounted on a wooden stick applicator in a concentration of 75% [1-3]. Repeat twice a day for two or three days. Gently clean the belly button with warm water and soap. Sorry not to be particularly helpful! Use surgical thread to tie off the granuloma at its base. When your baby’s umbilical cord is cut, you’ll need to watch the belly button carefully to make sure it heals properly. All it takes to promote healing is one or two applications of silver nitrate in the doctor's office. An umbilical granuloma is like scar tissue that forms as the belly button heals after losing the cord. Normally, when the umbilical cord is cut, a small “stump” remains in the belly button. You can help by rolling down the front of the diaper so that it doesn’t cover the belly button. It’s most important to follow the instructions of your pediatrician for any treatment, but especially if your baby is being treated with silver nitrate. Think it did weep for a short while and I kept "smudging" the top rim of my knickers where they rubbed my scar for a few days. Sometimes, though, when the stump falls off, an umbilical granuloma forms. This granuloma is a shiny, oozing lump of tissue lurking in the belly-button depths. An estimated 1 out of 500 newborn babies have an umbilical granuloma. If you have medical concerns, please seek medical attention; if you think your problem could be acute, do so immediately. An umbilical granuloma should be treated. The black is definitely normal but I really don't recall how long it took before it was dry, and you could peel little strips off (yuch!) It usually dries up and falls off without any complications. A little salt can be placed on the granuloma and kept in place with a piece of gauze taped over the belly button. This may be repeated until the granuloma is healed. This is page 1 of 1 (This thread has 11 messages.). It burns off the tissue. Even qualified doctors can't diagnose over the internet, so do bear that in mind when seeking or giving advice. All it takes to promote healing is one or two applications of silver nitrate in the doctor's office. If you notice a granuloma forming, don’t hesitate to let your pediatrician evaluate the condition. He or she cries because of being poked in the belly with a stick. BUT I do know that DSs nappy really smeared it around, he had the black about an inch all around his belly button, so it must stay 'wet' for a while? Its use can result in burns to peri umbilical skin, so caution should be exercised during application [4-6]. Furthermore, the procedure is not painful to the baby. You’ll need antibiotics to treat it. The tissue then dissolves. Fortunately, simple treatments, such as silver nitrate, are usually effective at getting rid of an umbilical granuloma permanently. Navel piercings can sometimes trigger the formation of granulomas. It's how we impact everyone around us. However, it can become infected. btw ds1 had his treated 2 or 3 times before it eventually healed. An umbilical granuloma can be treated effectively in most cases without complications. Exposing the belly button to air may be helpful, too. When ds1's was cauterised with silver nitrate it also became a little swollen. Share with Tangle Teezer - £100 voucher to be won, Silver Nitrate / Cauterised Baby's belly button ... HELP, Talk widget showing discussions of the day & trending threads, Subscribe to Mumsnet emails direct to your inbox. Many are there to supply the lower half of the body but many supply the male reproductive…, The ductus deferens, or the vas deferens, is a male anatomical part; there are two of these ducts and their purpose is to carry ejaculatory sperm out…. It may take 3 to 6 doctor visits to finish the treatment. A small amount of liquid nitrogen can be poured on the granuloma to freeze it. Umbilical infections and bleeding are key concerns. To know for sure what the problem is, you should see a doctor if a growth forms in or around your navel. If the salt treatment seems to be working, continue it until the granuloma disappears and the belly button starts to heal. After a treatment, a little bit of dark discharge from the area is nothing to worry about. Usually a belly-button discharge results from an unsuccessful healing, which then forms what we term a granuloma (what used to be described as " proud flesh". If the granuloma doesn’t shrink and begin to dry out, see your doctor. pain or tenderness around the belly button. ((come to think of it, dd2 nearly had to have this done, she had a little 'finger' of flesh for ages)), (not sure about how that winky got there..). Apply silver nitrate to shrink and slowly remove the granuloma. Healthline Media does not provide medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. You should also avoid placing your baby in bathwater until the belly button has healed. Any large amount of discharge, true bleeding, or a bad smelling belly-button should always be evaluated by the baby's pediatrician. Our website services, content, and products are for informational purposes only. The thread cuts off the blood supply to the granuloma. Otherwise, it can get infected and pose a health risk to your baby. googled this: You should also ask your doctor about what to look for in case the initial treatment doesn’t seem to be working. This granuloma is a shiny, oozing lump of tissue lurking in the belly-button depths. After the umbilical cord stump falls away (about the second week of life), parents will often notice what seems to be some fairly thick drainage from the belly-button. It goes deeper than just feeling good. After 10 to 30 minutes, clean the area with a gauze pad that you’ve soaked with warm water. Any large amount of discharge, true bleeding, or a bad smelling … It is a soft, spongy tissue that surrounds the…, The fimbriae of the uterine tube, also known as fimbriae tubae, are small, fingerlike projections at the end of the fallopian tubes, through which…, There are many blood vessels within the male pelvic region. Another development that bears watching is called an umbilical granuloma. If it still hasn't settled down ring or go and see the doctor who did it, and get them to double check. Umbilical granuloma is treated with silver nitrate applied to the belly button on the end of a stick. The appearance of blood from the belly button is most likely some dried-up blood left behind when the cord-stump separated, and is now being dissolved by water or urine. Gently clean the belly button with warm water and soap. This is especially true if a granuloma is accompanied by other symptoms, such as: Identifying a granuloma early and starting treatment sooner rather than later can help ensure a speedier recovery. © 2005-2020 Healthline Media a Red Ventures Company. The silver nitrate acts to cauterize and dry up the tissue at the bottom of the belly button, allowing normal skin to grow over. He was fine but if you're at all concerned you could try NHS Direct. Healthline's mission is to make people healthier through the power of information. Mumsnet hasn't checked the qualifications of anyone posting here. Sorry, not much help, hope it all sorts out soon!