Causes Of Blood Not Stopping After Piercing In Babies?

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Good afternoon doctor, I want to ask my son when he was 40 days old and he was pierced but at that time the blood wouldn’t stop and he was rushed to the hospital. My pediatrician’s diagnosis was that I lacked vitamin K, while the lab checks for blood disorders were negative. Yesterday when I went to the posyandu for immunization, the midwife suggested not to immunize first, for fear of such an incident again. Is it okay for the doctor if my child is not immunized, and can vitamin K deficiency continue to occur? Please explain doctor. Thank you…

1 Answer:

Dear Faranisa,


Vitamin K is important in the blood clotting process. That is why newborns are always given vitamin K injections in any hospital where they are born. This is to prevent a disease that is currently rare, but can be fatal, namely Hemorrhagic Disease of the Newborn (HDN) or bleeding disease in neonates (newborns) due to vitamin K deficiency. In your case, I don't know what caused it. Vitamin K deficiency, which is clearly a blood clotting disorder that has already occurred, needs to be a concern especially when immunizing because small bleeding on immunizations can be big for those who have blood clotting disorders. We recommend that you first check your child with a pediatrician, and then evaluate whether this child is competent enough to be immunized. Here we attach an article about vitamin K in newborns. Hope it is useful.

dr. N. K. Arief

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