An umbilical granuloma is a red ball of tissue that stays on your baby's bellybutton after the umbilical cord falls off. Without treatment, it will ooze and irritate your baby for several months.
The exact cause of this problem is not known. It does not mean that you have not taken good care of your baby’s umbilical cord.
Your baby has a bright red ball of tissue on the bellybutton that has sticky mucus on it.
Your healthcare provider will examine your child.
There are different ways to remove a granuloma. Your healthcare provider may:
Because the granuloma has no nerves in it, these treatments don’t hurt.
After treatment by your child’s healthcare provider, you can help the tissue heal by wiping around the area with clean water several times each day. The treated area will have a crusty scab that will fall off by itself.