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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
25 years experience Pediatrics
Increased pressure: Head circumferences that increase rapidly (can be followed on the head circumference growth chart) can be associated with neonatal seizures if increas ... Read More

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A female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
33 years experience Family Medicine
No: this is not a problem. Head size is often in a different percentile than other body parts. My daughters baby is currently doing the same thing as did ... Read More
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Dr. Joseph Oh
Dr. Joseph Oh answered
15 years experience Pediatrics
Probably fine: It's fine for an infant to have a large head, as long as it stays at a fairly constant percentile. It's only when heads grow or shrink too quickly tha ... Read More
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Dr. William Singer
51 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Maybe: There is a condition of familial macrocephaly (big head). Her pediatreician should be keeping a head circumference chart. The growth rate recorded o ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Lavin
42 years experience Pediatrics
Yes.: Weight varies with height. But head size has nothing to do with height or weight. So although it is possible that someone's body could grow to matc ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Talk to OB MD: There is a lot of information needed to process this question that only your OB md knows. Talk to them please.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Relative study: His rating means that 10% of infants at this age have a larger head circumference (size) while 90% are smaller.If the size has increased from 25-50-75 ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Friedman
46 years experience Radiology
Yes: Depending on size a trial of vaginal delivery may work out.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Error in dates / Pbm: Having a large head is relative.If you are supposed to be "x" weeks along you are supposed to have a head of a certain size, if your head is bigger, y ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Descriptive term: Macrocephaly is simply a descriptive term that means big head. By definition about 3% of the population will be at the large end of the head size scal ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donna Wilkins
46 years experience Neonatology
Macrocephaly: Macrocephaly is diagnosed when the circumference of the head is more than two standard deviations above average for the child's age, sex, race, and pe ... Read More
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