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what does it mean is a babys fontanel is bulging when they are sick

A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hiro Kiguchi
9 years experience Pediatrics
Increased Pressure: A bulging fontanelle (soft spot on baby's head) is most likely due to increased intracranial pressure. This may be due to a number of factors, includ ... Read More

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Meningitis: Anything causing an increase in the pressure within the skull, such as swelling of the brain, can cause bulging fontanels in infants.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Cunnar
26 years experience Family Medicine
Be patient: Sounds like your physician(s) have aggressively looked for possible causes, specifically, increased spinal fluid. If your child is developing fine, r ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
19 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Get checked: If you are checking the fontanelle while your baby is laying down, then it may appear bulging due to gravity, so sit the baby up and check it. If it ... Read More
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Dr. Scott Katz
25 years experience Pediatrics
Possibly botulism: These symptoms are very concerning and the infant needs to be examined immediately. If the baby has contracted botulism, they will need to be hospital ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Goldstein
21 years experience Pediatrics
Red eyes: Typically, red eyes are seen in infectious conjunctivitis (bacterial or viral), and allergic conjunctivitis. A child who rubs red eyes may be doing so ... Read More
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Dr. Janesta Noland
Specializes in Pediatrics
Depends: During the first weeks of life, baby's nervous system is immature. Babies can shiver or shake related to that immaturity. In an older baby, shiverin ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron E. Bell
44 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Need xray: The baby tooth is not growing, but may have an impacted permanent tooth below it. It is not unusual to keep a baby tooth into adulthood. You need an x ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
You have a fever: Your urine is always the same temperature as your body immediately after you void it.
A 75-year-old female asked:
Dr. Priya Krishna
23 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Vocal cord, larynx, : It can mean a lot of things-if you have an actual voice problem then it might mean that some of the muscles in your throat are "overactive" or working ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Various: Low= error in test, increased breakdown or decreased production.Some sampling methods (fingerstick)are more prone to give inacurate results.Antibodies ... Read More
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Dr. Melissa Rankin
30 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Your : Your fetus’s head tends to hang out in the upper part of the pelvis until the baby gets close to labor, at which point, the fetal head drops into th ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Normal in newborns: Newborns will have purle hands and feet and around the mouth can be a little purple. Truly purple lips and mouth need to be evaluated. Acrocyanosis i ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
"Lightening": At 36 to 38 weeks the baby's head, if cephalic presenting, tends to "drop" into the pelvis. It won't feel like "lightening" because there will be more ... Read More
A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laurie L Fajardo
36 years experience Radiology
Variation of normal: Grainy is a term used to describe the "feel" of the breast on clinical examination. It is within the spectrum of what a normal breast can feel like.
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A female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
25 years experience Pediatrics
?: Having no cravings is certainly normal. " a girls tummy is getting hard" could mean a variety of things. Given you ask these two questions at once ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
Can happen with...: ...Infection, or narrowing of the tear duct (dacryostenosis) - your doctor can tell the difference.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: If the baby is healthy, probably nothing. When sick, however it may mean incresed pressure in the brain.Best ask your pediatrician.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
U need to be asking: All these ?S to your OB doc, if is where the rpesenting part of the baby is located in your vagina , you have to get to + 3 station to deliver vaginal ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
40 years experience Pediatrics
Tummyache after food: Tummyache after food could be from a vsriety fo reasons. Soemtems the child doe snto like ot be forced to eat& will fake the pain/ may develop it subc ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Malvehy
20 years experience Phlebology
Likely nothing: Veins can appear blue or even green depending on skin color and depth of the veins and subcutaneous fat. I wouldn't worry about this at all.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Right heart: It means not enough blood is getting to it, this can be from low blood volume or from obstruction to venous return to the heart, sometimes this is hyd ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Normal variation: The main agent adding color to the poo is the material made by the liver called bile. It starts out a dark green and goes thru the yellows to brown de ... Read More

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