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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Enlarged Skull (Overview)

Enlarged skull. Macrocephaly = abnormally large head.


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How can I tell if I have an enlarged skull or tumor?

How can I tell if I have an enlarged skull or tumor?

See a doctor: Perfection is more hype than reality. Many people have asymmetrical features that can appear unusual or even " abnormal". You need to raise your concern to your doctor first. A careful review of your history with a physical exam are frequently all that's required to put your mind at ease. Your doctor can make the decision with you about imaging studies if the exam is inconclusive. ...Read more

Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
6 doctors shared insights

Enlarged Skull (Overview)

Enlarged skull. Macrocephaly = abnormally large head.


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How can I tell if I have an enlarged skull or tumor?

See a doctor: Perfection is more hype than reality. Many people have asymmetrical features that can appear unusual or even " abnormal". You need to raise your concern to your doctor first. A careful review of your history with a physical exam are frequently all that's required to put your mind at ease. Your doctor can make the decision with you about imaging studies if the exam is inconclusive. ...Read more

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Enlarged skull delivered by c section?

Enlarged skull delivered by c section?

Possibly: In cases where there is the suspicion of a large baby or a baby with a significantly enlarged head a c section would allow for less risk and possibly less harm to the baby since c sections permit a larger opening than the limited space of the birth canal. ...Read more

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Can someone enlarge their skull through craniofacial surgery?

Can someone enlarge their skull through craniofacial surgery?

Analyse risk/benefit: The analysis of risk/benefit would likely be against this request. Just because it is possible does not mean it should or would be considered. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if you have a brain tumor, does your skull itself gets enlarged ?

Can you tell me if you have a brain tumor, does your skull itself gets enlarged ?

No: At your age brain tumors do not modified the size of the head... The growing is inside the structures of the brain.. ...Read more

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Thyroid feels enlarged, there is a ball on the upper back of my neck near the skull (feels like a painless ball) and I have difficulty breathing.

Thyroid feels enlarged, there is a ball on the upper back of my neck near the skull (feels like a painless ball) and I have difficulty breathing.

Go to the Er : Sounds like you have a variety of issues. Have a the clinicians examine yourself at the emergency room. Have a look at your thyroid airway as well as her neck. ...Read more

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What could weird knots on crown of skull mean?

What could weird knots on crown of skull mean?

Get it checked: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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What might cause my pain at the base of the skull?

What might cause my pain at the base of the skull?

Anything: Headaches can come from fatigue, sleeping too much or too little, eye strain, sleep apnea, snoring, being dehydrated, having chronic sinusitis or allergies, too much caffeine or over the counter headache medication, high blood pressure or something more serious like a tumor. See your doctor and get checked. ...Read more

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Can the sides of a person's skull be different sizes?

Can the sides of a person's skull be different sizes?

Yes: In today's world most skull asymmetry acquired by babies laying on back and causing closure of cranial sutures asymmetrically, one side more than other, so called plagiocephaly. Sometimes congenital asymmetric fusion of cranial sutures is cause.More unusual cause would be asymmetry of face and skull with one side larger called hemihypertrophy. If one side of brain smaller than other, another cause ...Read more

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What could cause your skull to feel like it's caving in on the top?

Pagets Disease: You may be feeling the effects of scalloping of the bone in your skull or it may just be a subjective feeling from having the wrong kind of pillow. ...Read more

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What causes my skull to feel like something is crawling but nothing is there?

What causes my skull to feel like something is crawling but nothing is there?

Formication ?: Formication is the sense that something is crawling on your skin. It has many possible causes: menopause, Morgellon's Disease, allergies, skin cancer, syphilis, diabetic neuropathy, Lyme Disease, Herpes Zoster, pesticide exposure, mercury poisoning, alcohol withdrawal, medication /drug use such as: amphetamines, cocaine, Adderall or Ritalin (methylphenidate). ...Read more

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Is bump on end of skull normal?

Is bump on end of skull normal?

Back, bottom skull?: Google image of external occipital protuberance. If this is what you are referring to then yes it is normal. ...Read more