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Change Skull Shape
Skull shape: I suppose it is, but why would you want to? Any such surgery would be a major undertaking fraught with significant risks. What are your specific concerns? What about the shape of your skull bothers you? Perhaps there can be a more complete answer if you can provide more specific information. ...Read more
Would pressure, applied by hand, be able to change skull shape, if applied hard? Apologies, I've asked before but am seeking more answers.
Forget it: To change the shape of a 22 year old's skull would require breaking it which would take quite a bit of pressure and likely result in your death or serious disability. Why do you want to change your skull's shape. Chances are the shape of your head does not affect your appearance the way you think it does. Almost any 22 year old looks good if they believe they do and concentrate on staying healthy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I use headsets for a long period of time. Since I have no hair to protect it from my skull, can it change my skull shape with time?
No. ...: Prolonged use of headsets can make an impression/dent in the scalp/skin over your bony skull, but will not impact the bone of the skull itself. And, of course, they can give you a pretty serious hair dent:) Stay well. ...Read more
Can massage really change the skull shape? A korean massage claims to make people's skulls smaller but surely pressure would thicken facial bones if anything?
Would pressure applied to someone's skull by hand, be capable of changing the skull shape, if applied hard or long enough?
Yes/child, no/adult: Artificial cranial deformation is a form of body alteration that some american and african tribes used to practice. It was achieved by applying constant force to children's skull. Check it out on wikipedia. Unlikely to change an adult's skull shape though. Skull bones very tough by then. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have 2 lumps that my barber noticed on the back of my head. They are painless. Can the skull change shape as we age?
My daughter is 5yrs n she was diagnosed with rolandic epilepsy last week. She's on meds. I notice slight change in her skull shape. Is this normal?
"skull shape": Do not worry about skull asymmetries in your 5 yo., as things change with growth. The Rolandic epilepsy is a childhood variant and may well remit as she grows older. Medications should readily control. Sounds like issues are well managed. ...Read more
Is it possible for your skull to change shape, get dents, or half of face and skull to get skinnier bone wise?
Unexpected: At your age, it would be very unusual to experience spontaneous changes in skull shape in absence of a pituitary or hormonal disorder. If you are convinced this needs attention, have your doctor get some images, and go from there. ...Read more
I have strange pain on the top of skull and skull is changing the shape im 18 y old what could it be?!
I'm a 16 year old female, now and again I swear my skull is changing shape, its always at the very back on the side so between the ear and the back??
Seek evaluation: By your physician and tell them your concerns. ...Read more
No: The shape of your skull is generally finalized by one year of age when your fontanelles (baby's "soft spots" on the head) have closed/fused. ...Read more
I have problem with back and im sleeping on right side of body for 3 year is it possible that my skull shape is changed I feel like head steam is weak?
No: At your age your skull will not change shape. ...Read more
My 23 year old son's forehead and head (skull shape) appear to have changed shape in the past year. In his teens he had a TBI. What could cause this?
Change in head shape: This is abnormal. Should be checked by family doctor. ...Read more
I'm 39 & I've noticed a change in the Shape of my skull. The flat area @ my crown is a deeper dent & I have a ridge behind both ears? Causes/concerns?
Should not change: Once the skull has finished growing which is no later than 25 years old there should be no change in the skull shape. Behind the ears, the skull does feel like ridges. A further indentation at the crown area would indicate possibly some new bone growth. There are some disorders in which this occurs but they are not usually selective to just the skull. Paget's is one. See your MD and be checked. ...Read more
I have never seen: A person with a completely round skull. Your skull might be perfectly normal. Seek medical eval if you are concerned. ...Read more
We discovered a beige-y, painless, irregularly-shaped bump on my husband's skull. He's had this for a few months and hasn't necessarily gotten bigger?
Many possibilities.: It could be a benign epidermal cyst, or any number of other benign skin tumors. A dermatologist will probably be able to tell you what it is, just by looking at it. ...Read more
Several things: There are many growth lines in the baby skull that push apart from each other in normal growth. If a major line fuses early, a progressive skull deformity may result ; surgery may be needed. Most unusual skull shapes today are due to sleeping position ; improve with age. If your feel hard ridges where the suture lines join you need to see your doctor. If referral is needed tests will confirm it. ...Read more
Why's it easier to get successive concussions? The space between the skull and vrsin doesn't change after concussions right?
I do not think it is easier to get a concussion, rather, there is enhanced risk of cumulative brain injury with several cerebral concussions or head traumata.
Regarding that space issue, as we age the space does increase, and risk of tearing bridging veins can result in subdural bleeding with head injury. ...Read more