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I have very noticeable facial and skull asymmetry due to lambdoid synostosis. What procedures can be done to symmetrize the affected side?

I have very noticeable facial and skull asymmetry due to lambdoid synostosis. What procedures can be done to symmetrize  the affected side?

Lambdoid Synostosis: Seek evaluation from a craniofacial surgeon. Synostosis can cause asymmetric skull bone growth and there are possible operation to address them depending on your age and deformity. ...Read more

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Afraid skull's coming apart or growing tumors around temporalis. Dr says i'm just anxious/noticing asymmetrical bumps/cracks/dents. Always tender. Cracks are small, but feel deep. Bump's above ear.

Seek Diagnostic Eval: It sounds like you are being tormented by intrusive thoughts that are really scaring you. I'd recommend seeing a psychiatrist or clinical psychologist for some careful diagnostic detective work. These thoughts are certainly anxiety provoking but they may be best characterized as symptomatic of something other than an anxiety disorder, per se - like obsessive-compulsive disorder (ocd). ...Read more

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The pediatrician says our baby has an asymmetrical head and that we can select to have him wear a special helmet. Is this really necessary?

The pediatrician says our baby has an asymmetrical head and that we can select to have him wear a special helmet.  Is this really necessary?

Maybe: Some asymmetry improves on its own with simple efforts like changing sleep position, neck stretches. Occasionally, physical therapy to improve a neck issue is also needed. Sometimes, in spite of these the shape gradually worsens and helmets can provide a better cosmetic outcome. When started too late, it is less likely to help.Those who have examined the kid are in the best position to tell ...Read more

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Does plagiocephaly often correct itself? Or does my 2 1/2 yr. Old son need treatment? His head is very asymmetrical.

Does plagiocephaly often correct itself? Or does my 2 1/2 yr. Old son need treatment? His head is very asymmetrical.

Treatment: See your doctor about the treatment that is best for your son. One treatment option used in younger infants is a soft helmet that is put on the child's head to help correct the asymmetry. Unfortunately, by 2.5 years the helmet is less likely to be beneficial. There are options, however, that can be discussed with your doctor or a plastic surgeon for a 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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Ultrasound at 19 weeks shows asymmetry on the head,but grey matter n ventricles normal, with no midline shift,what could this mean. ?

Ultrasound at 19 weeks shows asymmetry on the head,but grey matter n ventricles normal, with no midline shift,what could this mean. ?

Very difficult : To say. This may be a neutral finding and not have any consequences. Still this can be followed with ultrasound to see if anything progress. Even then if there is little change in its appearance developmental milestones will need to be met by the child. No easy answers ...Read more

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See my pic one jaw heavy n tilt cause asymmetry and uncomfortng itching feelng on less heavy part furcher cause head ache, heavy jaw also pops (tmj)?

See my pic one jaw heavy n tilt  cause asymmetry and uncomfortng itching feelng on less heavy part furcher cause head ache, heavy jaw also pops (tmj)?

Probably infection: Appears likely to be an infected tooth/teeth. Hard to say without x-rays and exam. Should see a dentist asap. If jaw pops, probably also have a tmj/tmd issue. Be sure to discuss with the dentist when you are seen for the potential infection. ...Read more

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College student. Asymmetrical swelling of tonsils, and mostly one-sided head and neck lymphadenopathy. Tiredness and foggy brain. Tonsil cancer?

College student. Asymmetrical swelling of tonsils, and mostly one-sided head and neck lymphadenopathy. Tiredness and foggy brain. Tonsil cancer?

May be: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. It may be infection or a lymphoid neoplasm. Do see a doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Neck,left side back head,ear pain. Had slight asymmetrical smile and slight feeling of muscle weakness in eye. Tearing eye lip closed slightly crooked. Normal neuro physical exam and normal eye exam. Possible Bell's palsy?

Neck,left side back head,ear pain. Had slight asymmetrical smile and slight feeling of muscle weakness in eye. 
Tearing eye lip closed slightly crooked. Normal neuro physical exam and normal eye exam. Possible Bell's palsy?

Possibly/depends,,,: It's possible that this is Bell's palsy but it depends on how severe your symptoms are and/or if anything else might have contributed to this. It could be caused by an infection flare-up or this could be a viral infection like herpes. Apparently, this can have episodes that come and go and may not even need treatment. It'd be best to see a neurologist to be sure. Best of luck. ...Read more

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My skull hasn't fused. Is that normal?

Skull : That is not normal at 33. Wondering how you know that? ...Read more