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Nine month old head size 97 percentile, is that bad?

Nine month old head size 97 percentile, is that bad?

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

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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

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

Hello. : Hello. Doctor's check babies head sizes (head circumference) and compare it on a chart to other children of that age. 95th percentile means that his head is larger than the "average" head size at that age. I am glad that you have a healthy and active baby. Take care. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Is head size bodily proportional to height?

Is head size bodily proportional to height?

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

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Will my head size increase if i continue to gain weight?

Will my head size increase if i continue to gain weight?

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

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My son age is 10 month & his head size is 49.50, is it is normal ?

My son age is 10 month & his head size is 49.50, is it is normal ?

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

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I have baby boy who is 2mounths older and have a head size 33.5 is it ok?

I have  baby boy who is 2mounths older and have a head size 33.5 is it ok?

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

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I have a pin head size pink itchy mark on back?

I have a pin head size pink itchy mark on back?

Local ice: If the itchy mark just started, then ice applied to the specific area may help the itching. Did you have an insect bite? Watch closely for worsening. If that happens, then it should be evaluated. Hope that helps. Thanks. ...Read more

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