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Head Size Percentile
Depends: If it has changed from the 10% to the 97% since birth, I would be more concerned than if it was big all along. If his height and weight are on the larger side it would be more consistent with a normal variant. It didn't bother me much in life, except when looking for a helmet that would fit. ...Read more
At sons year od checkup dr ordered an ultrasound of his brain for monday said his head size is in 95th percentile he appears very healthy was surprised to find out he's 18 lbs only because he loves to eat very active fun baby
My grandson just had an MRI because his head size was in the 97 percentile. They called today and said he has "bright spots" What could these be?
Possible nf1: You should ask your physician for better explanation of bright spots. Sometimes large head (macrocephaly) is associated with neurofibromatosis. Some bright spots are sometimes seen frontal lobe, cerebellum, basal ganglia and brainstem.Bright spots are not tumors and will not develop into brain tumors. Hyperintensities are most commonly seen in children and disappear in adulthood. ...Read more
Usually it is so..: Normally, head-size is proportional to height. In pediatric care, head circumference, length (height) and weight measurements are very important part of each well visit. Headsize and height will continue to grow proportionately until shortly after puberty. Once max growth in height is achieved, head size stops even if one continues to grow sideway (unfortuately too much in us). Good luck. ...Read more
Not after puberty: Your head grows fastest during first 2 yrs of life, then slows down until puberty with growth spurt. Once you're done with growth in height--about 16-17 for girls, and 19-20 for boys, your head will not likely have any significant growth--except maybe for gigantism. You are now 45, your headsize won't change even as you are growing sideway. Keep healthy and ideal body weight. Cosult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Head size : 49.5cm is larger than normal per chat attached. That does not automatically mean that your child has something terribly wrong. In some families there is a tendency to have large heads without any medical problem. Doctors mostly worry when the head size increases more quickly than expected, as this could mean there is a problem causing rapid increase in the head size. ...Read more
33.5 cm?: 33.5 cm is a small head size. the measurement can be very tricky.There are a lot of questions to ask. Was your baby premature? What was his measurement in cm at birth? Is the baby feeding well? Is he gaining weight well? Does he look at you when you feed him? Can you console him when he cries? Does he move everything - arms and legs? You should see your baby's doctor to ask these ?'s. ...Read more
My head size is small when compared to my body.I'm 21 height is 179 cms and 135lbs.What should i do now??Thanks in Advance.
See endo: if ur tests are normal for CA, PTH, nothing to do. ...Read more
No: short of surgery,as an adult,no can do ...Read more