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Does bulge soft spot in 10 mths a sign for hydrocephalus due to IV hemorrhage. No other symptoms. Neurologist wants to wait for next appt in 3 weeks?

Does bulge soft spot in 10 mths a sign for hydrocephalus due to IV hemorrhage. No other symptoms. Neurologist wants to wait for next appt in 3 weeks?

Hydrocephalus: Sounds scary. An ultrasound can be done. Has the head circumference increased more than usual? Is the soft spot compressible? Perhaps it would be wise to check with your pediatrician to see if an appointment before that time would be beneficial. I imagine the neurologist may want to see unusual growth of head circumference prior to referring to a pediatric neurosurgeon for shunt placement. ...Read more

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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?

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

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My 28 month toddler has a slightly bulged soft spot fontanalle and she is hyper active. Please suggest?

My 28 month toddler has a slightly bulged soft spot fontanalle and she is hyper active. Please suggest?

Bulging fontanelle: Bulging fontanelle needs urgent evaluation by a doctor especially if there is also fever.
Toddlers can be very active. Here is a helpful article with tips for active toddlers:
http://www. Babycenter. Com/404_my-child-cant-seem-to-sit-still-could-she-be-hyperactive-wha_6890.bc ...Read more

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Does fever cause bulge in soft spot?

Does fever cause bulge in soft spot?

Need to clarify: What and where do you mean by a soft spot? Your question needs clarification. ...Read more

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Does the presence of a bulging fontanel (soft spot) mean that my baby has meningitis?

Does the presence of a bulging fontanel (soft spot) mean that my baby has meningitis?

Possibly, but...: A bulging fontanel is associated with meningitis. But babies with meningitis have other issues, which may include fevers, poor feeding, lethargy. And bulging fontanel is not only caused by meningitis either. Please see your child's pediatrician if you are concerned. ...Read more

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My son was cleared of hydrocephalus by a neurosurgeon after a series of tests but his soft spot bulges significantly when he is sick. What should I do?

My son was cleared of hydrocephalus by a neurosurgeon after a series of tests but his soft spot bulges significantly when he is sick. What should I do?

Second opinion.: Parental concerns about their infant's health must be taken seriously. Seek second opinions to reassure yourself from a pediatric neurologist, an experienced pediatrician and a pediatric neuroradiologist. ...Read more

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My baby has a fever and her soft spot is bulging what can I do?

My baby has a fever and her soft spot is bulging what can I do?

Laying down or up: If babies soft spot is full or bulgy laying down it can be normal. If it is bulging while held upright it is a problem. Either way, if the way baby looks bothers you have her seen this afternoon by her pcp or at an urgent care center. ...Read more

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What can cause a 6month old soft spot to bulge with low grade fever?

What can cause a 6month old soft spot to bulge with low grade fever?

Depends on situation: If it bulges when baby is upright, it can mean excess pressure has built up in the head & is a reason to go in & have baby checked. Normally hydrated infants can bulge laying down and or during fussy periods. ...Read more

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Acute pain in calf muscle at a specific spot. I can feel a slight bulge when I touch the spot. The condition exists from several years.

Acute pain in calf muscle at a specific spot. I can feel a slight bulge when I touch the spot. The condition exists from several years.

May be injured: This sounds like an old injury to the calf muscle which may have resulted in adhesions (scarring) as part of healing. A new growth must also be ruled out. A diagnostic ultrasound can be ordered, but an MRI would be more useful. It needs to be examined. See a podiatrist, foot/ankle specialist or orthopedist. ...Read more

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9-hour flight. Ankle was noticeably swollen. Looks much better after 2 days. Now thigh has bulging spot. Mild aching. No redness or warmth. Doctor?

9-hour flight. Ankle was noticeably swollen. Looks much better after 2 days. Now thigh has bulging spot. Mild aching. No redness or warmth. Doctor?

Deep vein thrombosis: This definitely needs evaluation, because what you describe is consistent with a 'DVT' or deep vein thrombosis. Since you were sitting still for 9 hours, the blood in your legs wasn't circulating well- and that means you could have formed a clot in the leg that is swollen. A doctor can do a quick ultrasound to determine if that's true. Then, you may well need treatment depending on the findings. ...Read more

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Why do the vein on the back of my left hand (near knuckle of middle finger)bulge in only one small spot? It happens on and off. No pain. Is it worrisome?

Why do the vein on the back of my left hand (near knuckle of middle finger)bulge in only one small spot? It happens on and off. No pain. Is it worrisome?

Vein: Veins dilate in association with fluid status. The size of a vein will change in relation to total body fluid, activity of extremity or position of extremity. Pressure on proximal part of vein. As long as the vein does not stay distended should not worry. However if red, tender and firm get checked. ...Read more

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Wat does " u have 5 spots on ur spine that r bulging out " mean? Should I b worried? I askd but all he said was I'm fine

Wat does " u have 5 spots on ur spine that r bulging out " mean? Should I b worried? I askd but all he said was I'm fine

Not much information: I presume these were disc bulges noted on a lumbar or cervical MRI. It's not uncommon for disc bulges to be noted on MRI studies. It depends on the size and location whether these are significant lesions. In most cases, this finding is normal or at least common for your age group but must be considered in conjunction with your symptoms and exam findings. ...Read more

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Have IIH, Bulging disc, went swimming 1/2 hr mostly floating. Now left side of body in pain, several spots feel fizzy like soda. Arm numb.?

See Ortho-spine MD: These symptoms could be due to intermittent compression related to your bulging disc (s), they do not sound like symptoms related to IIH. If the symptoms do not subside quickly, a trip to the nearest ortho-spine doc or ED is well-advised. The longer the symptoms persist, the greater the chance of permanent damage. See your GP and ortho as soon as you can ...Read more

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Button on the front appeared rapidly (4 weeks) skin color wt small symmetrical colored spots, bulging, roughened, mole size? Could that be a melanoma?

Button on the front appeared rapidly (4 weeks) skin color wt small symmetrical colored spots, bulging, roughened, mole size? Could that be a melanoma?

Get it seen: I suspect it'll turn out to be a keratoacanthoma but any growth that you have to ask about like this needs to be seen by your primary care physician. ...Read more

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What could cause small dark bruises to recur in the same spots on r knee. Also have pain and bulging veins on back of same knee and tickling on shin.

What could cause small dark bruises to recur in the same spots on r knee. Also have pain and bulging veins on back of same knee and tickling on shin.

Varicose Veins: Although you need an exam to 100% sure, it sounds like you have varicose veins. Varicose veins are defective veins that hold abnormal amounts of blood and bulge out and bleed leading to bruises. These are very easily treated with a short same-day office procedure and it is almost always covered by health insurance. Vascular surgeons and other doctors specializing in phlebology can treat you. ...Read more

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Obgyn & dermatologist looked at spots on vulva & said they were normal (moles or pregnancy changes). They look bulging under skin and purple. Venous?

Obgyn & dermatologist looked at spots on vulva & said they were normal (moles or pregnancy changes). They look bulging under skin and purple. Venous?

Exam needed: We will not be able to guess without being able to do an exam and see what the lesions look like. It sounds like your Obgyn and a dermatologist have done an exam. Schedule a follow up visit to have them clarify the diagnosis and treatment plan ...Read more

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Is this blood clots? I slept on my arm, & noticed swelling, red spots & numbness when I woke. I couldn't move my hand & saw a bulge in my wrist vein.

Is this blood clots? I slept on my arm, & noticed swelling, red spots & numbness when I woke. I couldn't move my hand & saw a bulge in my wrist vein.

DVT upper extremity: It could be a blood clot in the superficial or deep veins or both superficial and deep veins and the only way to know is to get a noninvasive scan called a Duplex venous ultrasound. I suggest that you get one as soon as possible. ...Read more