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Head Shape Change
No: Head shape does not change in an 18 year old. ...Read more
I always sleep on the right side so my head shape is changed the left side of my head is distorted is it posible to correct that?
No, it is not: However, some people see themselves as distorted, when in fact they are not. If others disagree with you, you may have body dysmorphic disorder which is where you see yourself differently in the mirror than other people see you. If this is the case, see a psychiatrist and get into psychotherapy as it may be very helpful for you. ...Read more
Doc said Vit D deficiency & abnormal hormones can cause head shape to change. Can it cause the back of head to become higher than the front in adults?
This would require very soft bones indeed. A bone hromone problem taht severe would cause a lot of other problems.
On the other hand PAGET'S disease causes more localized bone preoblmes often mainly in the head area. ...Read more
Denting head?: Hello~ your question is not well crafted but I assume you mean pressure to the EXTERIOR of the skull. If so, external pressure can only change the shape of the skull if it is applied BEFORE the sutures in the pediatric skull have fused and by and large that means before 2 years of age. Anterior fontanelle is closed by about 18 months and the sutures fuse then too, so roughly by 2 years of age thx ...Read more
Is it possible for head to change shape at age of 18, befor back of my head was round now is longer, I have done some scans and dr told me that itsok?
Take it easy: You had all scans done and the results are normal. Now time to relax, chill out and have some fun. Yeahhhhh. ...Read more
Highly unlikely. If you indeed had change in your head shape you would immediately be taken to the ER.
If you are still concerned please go to the nearest Emergency facility. ...Read more
Not Triangular!: Somewhat round or oval. There are variations of course. Certain cultures will purposely deform the shape of the skulls of infants at an early age to achieve a different shape. But there are minor variations in skull shape that are still considered normal. Certain birth defects affect skull shape too. ...Read more
Get an x-ray: If the head shape has not normalized by 3 months of age, skull x-rays should be taken to be certain that all of the separations ("sutures") between the skull bones are open. If they are open, the baby might be referred for evaluation for a skull molding helmet. If there is a question about the bones of the skull, a ct scan may be ordered to clarify the situation. ...Read more
Abnormal head shape: Abnormal head shape is most often caused by positioning of a baby that can't yet roll over easily. It usually resolves itself, despite a large industry in sellers of helmets designed to reshape the head. Rarely, changes occur that are bony and the helmets would not help these cases of abnormal DEVELOPMENT. ...Read more
When to see the Doc: I would believe, unfortunately, that this is a question that would be unanswerable in this simple forum. Your problem is one that must be seen. You may have a diagnosis, but this is not how medicine works. Your pediatrician or family physician should see you and address your concerns and worries. This problem requires direct examination. ...Read more
As you grow older (through puberty) is it normal for your head shape to vertically become narrower?
Head growth: As we grow, the lower face grows more than the skull. So what you see is likely the mid face and jaw growing, and lengthening of the overall head. ...Read more
I just had a cranioplasty in the left side of my head, my head shape is abnormally shaped now. Will it return to normal?
Most likely: This would depend on the nature of the cranioplasty. At this time, many of the bone flaps that are placed are made via computer modeling of a synthetic bone flap. These tend to fit very well and the abnormal head shape is likely from swelling of the overlaying skin/muscles which improves. If the cranioplasty was made from "bone cement", there may be some lumps and bumps that are seen. ...Read more
I hitted strongly top of my head and I had black out, so after 6 mounths I have feeling that my head shape is different than before 6m, is it possible?
Possible: You could have had a bone contusion which could cause new bone to grow over the area. This could cause some shape change but I doubt it would cause a significant change. If worried, see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more
Could my child have craniosynostosis if her head shape is normal but in the 10th percentile for circumference and a tiny soft spot?
Craniosynostosis: If the head shape is normal then it is unlikely craniosynostosis - if the development is normal then the small soft spot is likely not an issue. ...Read more
Baby has flat spot right back side and in front left side. Will her head shape be fine later or will it be same. Worried. Birth time she was fine.?
"back to sleep": When it was established that putting an infant tummy side down increased the risk of SIDS, parents were told to put infants on their backs to sleep. Since an infant's skull is very malleable, it can cause flattening of the back of the skull. Give your baby plenty of tummy time while awake. As her brain grows and her sleep position varies, this flattening may get less apparent with time. ...Read more
See below: It depends on what kind of abnormal head shape. If there is some mild flattening by lying on back, or in one position all the time, then there is probably no affect on the brain. If the abnormality is formed by the skull sutures fusing, so restricting the space inside the skull, then yes the brain can be hurt. Talk to your physician about which problem you are dealing with. ...Read more
Most do: Most head will mold and shape will get better, But we don't know what you mean weird is. I will suggest that you discuss your concern about baby's head with your Pediatrician at next well baby or sick visit, as he/she will be in a position to check the shape and size of baby's head and will be able to give his/her opinion ...Read more
Cranial recnsrtrucn: Start looking into cranial reconstruction resources in your region. This surgery is most often done in kids, but occasionally in adults. The procedures are dramatic and invasive, involving extracting and reshaping the bones, ICU care and long recovery. It is a team effort, often involving neurosurgeons, craniofacial plastic surgeons and others. ...Read more
Hello doctor, I always wondered why I flattened head shape on top, whether it's genetic or the result of a childhood injury? I have a very unusual for
Many reasons: Dr. Mandell described congenital causes of skull abnormalities. Other causes can be positional forces in infancy flattening the head. This positional plagiocephaly occurs when a baby doesn't move his head enough. Mostly it is a flat occiput. Invariably these conditions are benign with some notable exceptions. If you're well, then there is no need to worry. Cosmetics are something else entirely. ...Read more
Hello I'm 17 and I have a flat head shape. The area to my for head to the back of my is so small. : (is there NOTHING apart from costly crainio facial surgery that I can do. I don't mind having some sort of helmet.
Nothing: It is inherited. Live with it.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can your back/ back of the head get "disfigured" (change in shape) if you are laying down in bed too much?
Only as a baby: Once your skull fuses, which is essentially done by two years of age, this problem should not occur. ...Read more
I got slapped hard on the head by my brother. Can a hard slap change the shape of my head and how much until my little pain on the head goes away?
No change of bone: At your age the bones are well fixed and solid. A hard enough slap from a very strong, agressive person might fracture the bone, but not change its shape. The pain is almost certainly from the bruising that the slap gave you. Hopefully he will not do this again. ...Read more
At what age does the shape of a person's head stop changing? Can it change in adulthood? Someone just pointed out back of my head is higher than front
Yes.....: With PAGET's disease, a painful condition in which inflammation in the bone softens it, the shape changes. Especially skull. This is a reason for evaluation. It can cause weakened bones. It is VERY easily treated. Other causes of thin bones like lack of vitamin D, calcium, bone infection, bone tumor, abnormality of the hormones controlling mineral level are also possible and treatable. ...Read more
I rest my head on the same spot for a long time everyday, since it rests on the same spot everyday can with time change the shape of my head or skin?
Unlikely: Unlikely, but if you apply pressure of some type that could change head shape somewhat ...Read more
My penis head tip colour change in round shape. Started since more than a year and that round getting bigger?
Many possibilties: Many skin conditions can involve the penis. For a spot that is slowly enlarging and not itchy or painful, maybe lichen planus, but there are many possibilities. Most are not dangerous, i.e. probably not cancer or STD. This will be easily diagnosed by a dermatologist or other clincian experienced in genital skin conditions. ...Read more