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Abnormally Large Head In Infants
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 period of gestation and may be caused by many conditions. Macrocephaly would be the diagnosis if the ofc (occipito-frontal circumference) is >90%ile for his age and gestation. ...Read more
Large heads in infancy need to be followed by pedi MD over time. By itself, can be due to parental large head. If it is out of range and no family history and other things are occurring, i.e. delayed speech and behaviors this can be a soft sign to autism spectrum disorders. If increasing head size over time, can also be due to CSF fluid leaks causing that ...Read more
Are lymph nodes in back of head more palpable in toddlers than big kids? My 2 yo has about 3 on each side. 2 are small, 1 pea size or bigger, normal?
Can be normal: Small, mobile, pea or peanut sized.Get a more detailed answer ›
No: I don't believe this would be the reason for premature closure. ...Read more
Possibly: The size of your penis cannot be changed or altered by medications. It will continue to grow through puberty so do not focus on the size before then. If by chance you are still concerned about having a small penis, you will need blood tests to evaluate your hormone function and if low, medications may be needed but this usually not needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: They tend to grow at a pretty normal rate prior to birth. Deficiencies in linear growth will eventually occcur in the average ds kid as they grow older. However, some maintain a relatively normal rate of growth, dependingg on other factors affecting their health. ...Read more
Multiple prominent lymph nodes in the central mesentery and high red blood cell hemoglobin hemocritic large mass in back of knee.fevers
Lymphadenopathy: If we combine all you the information you have given, need to make sure it is not a growth with spread, but it could be different causes, some intra abdominal problem and different problems in the back of knee, high hemoglobin and hematocrit is based on how high is it will make the significance of it. You need to consult with a physician with detailed infromation ...Read more
Pictures online: Bruising on a newborn's face can be a common sight after birth. Check out this website from Stanford for pictures of where bruising often occurs: http://newborns.stanford.edu/PhotoGallery/FacialBruising1.html ...Read more
They vary in size. : Testicular cancer starts out as a single aberrant germ cell & grows rapidly. Unchecked, it will continue to grow until it erodes through the scrotum, at about softball size. Most are discovered at 1-2cm, when they can be felt by physical exam. Unlike many other cancers, the diagnosis is often delayed as patients postpone workup. This is why self-exams and prompt evaluation is so important. ...Read more
Depends: By definition, at least 3% of the normal population will grow along the smallest portion of the regular growth scales. Consistent growth along that or any percentile is not necessarily a failure to thrive. However;infants starting at the 25% & moving down to the 10% months later & heading toward the 5% in such measurements would be considered ftt because if the drop in growth rate. ...Read more
Relatively large soft tissue shadow seen in the nasopharynx upon nasopharyngeal air column leaving a small residual part ant.In child? May be adenoid
Is a small hyperintensity of 3mm in the cerebellum significant or can this occur in healthy individuals on a brain mri?
No and yes: We are mostly water. MRI picks up differences in the local chemistry of water. Anything "abnormal" looks bright (hyperintense). MRI's sensitivity is higher than its specificity, meaning that it's good at picking up certain things but not as good at distinguishing between "normal" and truly "abnormal." One little bright spot in an otherwise normal brain is almost never clinically significant. ...Read more
One possibility: It is possible. Sonography would show dilated ventricles if that were the case. ...Read more
Is there a correlation between abnormally large head circumference and an increased chance of neonatal seizures?
No brain injury: positional plagiocephaly means flattening of one side of skull usually becaue the babe always lies in the same position. Cosmetic problem only, however try to prevent by 'Tummy Time' and placing babe in different positions in car seat. ...Read more
I have a mass in my knee groin, neck growing fast. Fluid retention, vomiting, multiple prominent lymph nodes in central mesentery, high red blood ?
Kindly be more specific: Can't make sense from what you wrote, please rephrase ...Read more
Could extremely large lipomas in lumbar region over each erector spinae group cause loss of range of motion and the abilitynot to engage abdominals in?
Depends on size, but: If it is large enough, yes. Have a surgeon look at it, because large lipomas could be liposarcoma, a malignant tumor. ...Read more
Are epitheal growths on neck, head and shoulder a sign of some systemic problem? These froths are usually only small in diameter but grow taller.
How common are neck artery dissections in healthy persons, just caused by frequent neck turning and sleeping on front with head turned?
Unheard of: I have never heard of or seen such a case ...Read more
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