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Does Head Banging Mean That My Child Is In Pain
No: Head banging is ok if it happens once in a while, if a baby is otherwise normally developing, and the baby outgrows it and doesn't do it later. Babies like to interact with their environment, which includes hitting things with the hands, kicking things with the feet, and banging things with the head. However, in a baby who behaves oddly in any other way, headbanging may be a serious problem. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not if always there: Pectus excavatum is the most common congenital deformity of the anterior chest wall, in which several ribs and the sternum grow abnormally. It produces a caved-in or sunken appearance of the chest and can either be present at birth or not develop until puberty. The defect is usually cosmetic, but may cause cardiac or respiratory impairment if severe enough. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Need more info: What type of pain, where, how long, what else is going on, have you had trauma. Etc.? Go and see a doctor, provide a full history and get examined. ...Read more
What if my baby does not turn his/her neck in both directions or has consistent one-sided head tilt?
Eye problem? : Head tilt can be a sign of visual or ophthalmological disease. It can also be a developmental problem or neurologic sign of illness. Please have a thorough examination done by your pediatrician. Age and developmental status is an important variable we don't have here to help with an appropriate answer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does it mean when my mother is constantly "drunk" in her head and sometimes gets really bad headache on only one side of her head, alternating.
Vertigo: Because of her headaches, she should see a neurologist. ...Read more
Population norms: Growth features including head circumferancee, length and weight have been collected over the years and publishes as basic guidelines for following growth in kids.The average of all would be at 50% while some would be on the larger or smaller size. The 10% means only that of 100 kids born on the same day, her head is larger than 10% but smaller than 90%. ...Read more
Eye pulsations: Have your ophthalmologist rule out carotid cavernous sinus AVM. If you hear your heart beat inside your head and the ophthalmologist puts a stethoscope on your eye and periorbital area and hears your heart beat, then you have enough to obtain the CT angio of brain to rule out AVM. Usually the conjunctival vessels are filled with bright red arterial filling. ...Read more
Many causes: There are many cases of pelvic pain for teen girls. The answer depends a lot on the type of pain, how often it comes, timing, and other issues. Some types of discomfort (associated with ovulation, for example) may be normal. But pain can also be related to infection or other problems needing treatment. Consider seeing your physician soon for discussion and examination. ...Read more
My husband has a very intense headache in the back part of his head what could it be? Should we worry?
That : That is a very concerning symptom and he should be seen immediately. A sudden severe headache in a patient who does not usually get headaches should always have medical evaluation. If your doctor can't see him immediately, or if he has ongoing pain, vomiting, fever, or any weakness or numbness then he will have to go to the er. ...Read more
My mom said that the half of her head becomes numb with pain sometimes and she can't move her head when it happens. What is that?
Hi doc! I have a friend who is banging his head on the wall when he is mad. These days he is having some left ear and head pain. Is the result?
See below: As long as your baby's head stays at that percentage there is not problem. Some children have large heads, and some small. If the head circumference keep increasing then there may be a problem. The pediatrician is well aware of this and will keep an eye on it for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why when my husband talks does he experience tightening in lower abs/lungs and a vibration that goes to his head it is dizzying and causes anxiety?
My husband (41) gets a headache when our 2 toddlers yell in the house, whereas it doesn't affect me so badly. What could be the reason?
His childhood: Since this child behavior is entirely normal, I can suppose when he did it as a kid he was yelled at or worse.He may understand that was not a proper response and is trying to avoid repeating the process. You may need to attend parenting classes so he can develop some coping skills, or at least understand the origin of his stress. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NeuralTubeDefect: You need to know the name of the defect. Sounds to me that this is a case of open neural tube defect which has variable outcomes depending upon how low on the back it is located. Surgery is indicated after birth. It is impossible to tell at this time the range of issues the infant may have from little to severe leg paralysis or problems with urination. There is an association with hydrocephalus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My daughter (9) has a bump on the right side of head behind her ear. It is solid but goes down sometimes. Not painful are all. Any idea?
Lymph node: Most likely it is a lymph node. A lymph node normally will increase in size during an infection somewhere in the general area of the lymph node. For example, an enlarged lymph node behind the ear is frequently caused by an infection somewhere on the scalp (like ringworm) or by irritated or flaky skin (like seborrheic dermatitis or dandruff). If it gets painful, or red or grows, see doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Teen girl with headache triggered when the head is jerked. The pain is in the top back left and has been present for over a week. What should we do?
My child has a dent on the back of his skull, and he also is having silent seizures. What should I do?
Question of seizures: There are too many unanswered questions here. It would help for you to talk to a neurologist. To get started, you could see one on HealthTap, or you could ask your child to be referred to one in your home town. Good luck! ...Read more
My friend has head ache most of the time and specialy when she reads or concentrates on something.She doe not have eye problem.What is the cause?
An eye exam would : Determine the problem. She is probably farsighted requiring much more focusing power that what is comfortable for her. This can lead to headaches especially when concentrating on objects. ...Read more
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