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Q:

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

hello...
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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