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what causes babies to have a head full of hair at birth

A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rama Harouni
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Interesting question: You can tell on ultrasound if there is hair on the baby's head. However the quality and the quantity of the baby's hair is not well known until the b ... Read More
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Dr. Susan Bezecny
35 years experience Pediatrics
Can't tell: Ultrasounds don't show hair growth. Hair in utero is wet with amniotic fluid. When the baby "crowns" at delivery the hair is the first thing you see, ... Read More
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Dr. Clarence Wimberly
Specializes in Family Medicine
Babies hair: This question does not come up frequently but the easy answer is you cannot tell before delivery and ultrasount is not that sensitive to tell.
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Dr. John Kim
Dr. John Kim answered
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Possibly: Possibly
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Good/bad news: The true effect on a fetus in this situation is unknown but a general rule is any impaired sperm would not swim as well & the healthy ones would ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
29 years experience Ophthalmology
Not related: Your laser hair removal ; eye operation should have nothing to do (neither positive nor negative) about your ability to conceive. Now if you have abun ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Maybe, maybe not: Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) will block some of the androgen effects of the PCOS but may not grow the eyebrow hair again. Make sure that t ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Cold sensation: This may be due to irritation of the scalp or mild irritability/inflammation of scalp nerves. Nevertheless I doubt a brain disorder or any other serio ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
27 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Cystocoele: IF you do kegel exercises (squeezing to stop flow of urine or preventing passing gas), it may well get better. However, with time and more children i ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Post partum status: You are still in the post partum period and sleep deprivation by a newborn is very common. However, the headaches bear mentioning to your OB MD prior ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Goldenberg
35 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: It happens most noticeably over the first six weeks of life, the les and less over the first 6 months as more permanent hair grows in..,
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Dr. Ashu Syal answered
29 years experience Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis
Yes: Progesterones in pills cause excessive hair growth.
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