A 28-year-old female asked:
Baby's head measured 35.5cm at birth & 39cm at 1 month old. pediatrician says it could be difference in measurement. should i be concerned?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 44 years experience
The head circumference at one month is still in normal range so you should not worry about it.
Answered Apr 25, 2022
Dr. James Fergusonanswered
Pediatrics 48 years experience
This is within the upper normal range for infants at that age. Measurements will also vary some by who does it and can vary at the same encounter. The pediatrician can also readily discount the idea "hydrocephalus" or other expansion under pressure by simple measures on physical exam.
Answered Apr 30, 2022
Last updated Apr 30, 2022
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