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Baby Large Head Circumference
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
Head measurement: Was your child premature? If so there is a correction that can be made to more accurately determine appropriateness of head size. Was your baby small for gestational age? Has the head circumference been growing at a rate parallel to the isobars on the head circimference chart, wven though it may be below the 5th percentile. Speak to your pediatrician about these issues. ...Read more
Head circumference: There is a wide range of normal for head circumference, depending on age. Your doctor should be plotting this on a chart at well child visits. Look at both the actual size, and the change in size with time to see if your child's head circumference is normal. ...Read more
Relative study: His rating means that 10% of infants at this age have a larger head circumference (size) while 90% are smaller.If the size has increased from 25-50-75-90% over several months it would suggest growth was too rapid.If usually in that range, it just means the kid has a big head.It hasn't bothered me any, except for having trouble finding a helmet/hat that would fit.. ...Read more
What Factors make a Cranium Smaller than Avarage Head Size ? besides Genetics i have a Small Head Circumference
Hope so: I suppose you mean inches in circumference.This is is on the larger size for an adult, but since mine is bigger, i think it is fine. It does make finding head gear that fits a bit harder. It would be a bit off the chart for a 3 year old. ...Read more
More details?: The opening at the top of the baby's head is called a fontanelle. It usually gradually closes by the end of the first year to 15 months. If you are palpating a swelling in that area, the baby needs to be checked. An ultrasound may be performed through that opening. If the baby fell, and there is a swelling, the baby will need to be further assessed as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
10 week old baby length and weight both 85th percentile. Head circumference 95th percentile. Does this mean he has a big head in proportion to body?
Not really: I don't consider that difference worth anything more than noting. Big babies are big all over and this falls within the normal variation of such measurements. If the kid was 50% weight/length and 95% head, I would just measure the parents head to see where baby inherited it from. There are other issues to consider with a big head, but not from the reported info. ...Read more
One possibility: It is possible. Sonography would show dilated ventricles if that were the case. ...Read more
Hi my 9 week old sons head circumference measures 16 inches he weighs 11pounds 8ounces, is that in the normal range for head measurement.
Head circumference: A head circumference of 16 inches at 9 weeks places him at the 95% for his age and sex. This is considered normal. I don't have a height, but his weight is about the 85%, so it seems from that he is generally a big boy. The more important factor, however, is interval growth from visit to visit. If he's always been at the 25% and suddenly is at 95%, that's more concerning than if he is always 95%. ...Read more
My daughter 16 days old, her head size 31.5cm. Is it microcephaly?
(my wife 21years old, her head size 53cm, its smaller than other same age girls).
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
17 wk old niece head circumference is on 99th percentile.50th percentile for height and weight. Is this a problem? Her mother has quite a large head.
Probably fine: It's fine for an infant to have a large head, as long as it stays at a fairly constant percentile. It's only when heads grow or shrink too quickly that the child should be evaluated further. Make sure to talk with ur baby's pediatrician if u r concerned. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
10mth front head (end of forehead beginning of hair) is bulging. Soft spot flat, head size same but always big. History of IV hemorrhage no symptoms?
Get help: This does not sound good at all, especially if the anterior fontanelle is flat. I would have a pediatrician or ER doc evaluate this ASAP. Did the child have any recent trauma? Any neurological signs such as sleepiness or abnormal movements ? Plead have this evaluated immediately, may need ultrasound or scan ...Read more
13 week baby head circumference 98th percentile,ultrasound normal & hitting milestones,is there a reason to worry?worried first time mum!
My baby boy was born @ 40wks with 38 CM head cicumference. After three months it is 41.5 cm. Is that normal? Hos length 69 CM and weight 7.6 kg
Head size: Your baby's head circumference is still normal for his age. ...Read more
Looking at u/s report. Biparietal diameter is measuring small (42.8 millimetres) at 19w5d but normal head circumference!? Baby ok? Dr said nothing!?
Looks Ok: May be a lot of variability pls check with your doctor at next vsist. ...Read more
Can your cervix move forward if stuck behind baby head (head is lower than cervix) @ 40 weeks? Will the cervix dialate at all behind baby head
Yes: It appears that you are referring to a posterior cervix which is normal. In a first pregnancy, the baby usually descends early into the pelvis and the cervix being posterior is behind the baby's head. As labor ensues, the cervix will dilate and eventually become mid position and is applied to the baby's head in preparation for delivery. ...Read more
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