is it possible to have vit k deficiency bleeding in baby even after giving  vit k injection after birth

Sheeba Vijesh

baby is having bleeding?

asha chaudhry

Dr.Shilpitha Shanthappa kindly advise BabyChakra Expert

asha chaudhry

Dr. Sanjeev Ahuja kindly advise cc BabyChakra

Dr. Shilpitha Shanthappa

Vitamin K deficiency bleeding or VKDB, occurs when babies cannot stop bleeding because their blood does not have enough Vitamin K to form a clot. The bleeding can occur anywhere on the inside or outside of the body.  When the bleeding occurs inside the body, it can be difficult to notice.  Commonly, a baby with VKDB will bleed into his or her intestines, or into the brain, which can lead to brain damage . Infants who do not receive the vitamin K shot at birth can develop VKDB at any time up to 6 months of age.  VKDB is easily prevented by giving babies a vitamin K shot into a muscle in the thigh.   One shot given just after birth will protect  baby from VKDB.  
usually after taking vit-k shot baby should not bleed, if bleeding is continuous then should rule out other issues too..

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