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Delayed Head Growth
They say I have delayed bone growth does that mean my skull will get bigger aswell? My head is kinda small its 55-56 CM and im supposed to grow taller
Not much: The majority of head growth is finished by age 9 although the bones forming the skull do not completely fuse for many years thereafter.Most males finish their linear growth by 17-18 but an xray of your wrist and hand can show how much more growth to expect.The size of your cranium does not reflect what you can do with it.A portion of the normal population will have both small or oversized heads. ...Read more
Baby was 8 weeks premature. Her head circum. has been 16% at 6 mos, 25% at 1 yr and 82% at 18mos). Is this problematic? She also has delayed speech.
Mgt: Premature infants may have delayed speech, and her hearing should be evaluated by your PCP. Her growth parameters appear within range, and should be followed along with her ht, wt, and BMI in the future. Premature infants may be prone to respiratory problems, and I would advise maximizing her nutritional status which improves lung growth as well. ...Read more
Cannot hold head: When a baby cannot support his head it is delayed head control--shows poor muscle strength of neck muscles. ...Read more
Possibly: It is possible. However are you talking about in your child, or in an adult? If it is a child, with speech therapy the speech can potentially return to normal or close to it. If it is in an older person, it may be more complicated, but speech therapy would be the best way to re-train your speech. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Reply: Most of the 3 months old may still have a head lag or in other words still not able to hold their head up. That should not worry you. Different babies have different timing to develop age expected milestones, put her on her tummy and see if he tries to lift her head up, also lying on her back if she tries to raise her head up 45 degrees or not. Best to discuss with your doctor who can assess her. ...Read more
22 month old son w/ delayed development, humps ground and bangs head. Are these both normal stims? How should I approach stopping the behavior?
Developmental evalua: Has your son undergone a developmental evaluation? Each state has a free program to assess children under 3. If your son has significant delays then he should receive therapy in order to optimize his development. Particularly relevent at this stage is speech and language. Please ask your doctor to help you have him evaluated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I suffer from the delayed sleep phase disorder any shift in time schedule causes a migraine attack and pressure in the head any help to save me pain?
Tough one: You obv need a strict sleep sched. Any disturb= migraines? If ur job req changes hours...Find a "9-5". Watch your diet... Sodium may a trigger the days w migraines, do you wake w tenderness in ur facial muscles, esp cheek and temples? If so, you will need an nti migraine guard. Proper exercise and diet will help, but night guard, good sleep are best. Seek out dentist for nti. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My son has cerebal palsy and speech delay he smashing his head in frustation or when can't get his own way would this make his CP worse ?
Unlikely: Head banging is not limited to CP kids.In a way it is just an amplification of the early infant fussing.I've never heard or seen a head banger with a real head injury. This likely caught on when he noticed it grabbed your attention.If you ignore it(don't lock eyes), watching him out of peripheral vision, for safety, it should fade over time.Teaching some sign language may help with the frustration. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
3 mos delayed but not pregnant. Neck pain radiated to my head. Dr who examined says its myoneurial disorder?
Hmmmmm: Not a lot to go on here and i if your doctor diagnosed an condition involving your neuromuscular anatomy, there must have been some supporting history/exam findings/studies for that beyond the symptoms you've mentioned. If you've been diagnosed with a condition and it's not making sense, you may benefit from a second opinion. Wish you the best. ...Read more
When my 4 year old was a baby he bumped his head. He has delayed speech - but understands everything. Does he have brain damage?
If there was no loss: of consciousness, I doubt the "bump"'caused his expressive language delay. Fill out a developmental screen & an M-CHAT on firstsigns.org for your visit with his pediatrician. Also, call your school district's Child Find Team for an evaluation for eligibility for Early Childhood Special Ed. services. An expressive language delay confers a risk of dyslexia at school age, so seek treatment now. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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