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A 25-year-old male asked:

My baby is 1 month and two weeks. i noticed she has a bump in the middle of her forehead, like a small hill. she hasn't any head injuries, what is it?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
May be suture: The main suture line for most kids forms a T with the ear to ear line in back of the forehead and the middle one from the soft spot along the center toward the back.Some have a prominent suture line from the front of the soft spot running down between the eyes. A ridge in the forehead like a boat keel can be a transient feature in some kids.Confirm this with your doc.They usually grow out of it.
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Dr. Jeffrey Clemens
General Surgery 38 years experience
Not to worry: This is probably related to what are called fontanelles. A baby's head is often too large to easily navigate through the birth canal, but nature has provided a solution. There are soft spots in the head which allow the skull to compress somewhat, allowing for easier passage. These usually close a few months after birth, you are probably feeing the edge of this soft spot.
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Last updated Feb 1, 2018

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