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What is the definition or description of: Small head circumference?

What is the definition or description of: Small head circumference?

Microcephaly: Microcephaly is a neonatal malformation defined as a head size much smaller compared with other babies of the same age and sex. Head sizes are measured with the head circumference and if it is below 2 stander deviations it is considered small. ...Read more

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Small Head Circumference (Definition)

Microcephaly is a neonatal malformation defined as a head size much smaller compared with other babies of the same age and sex. Head sizes are measured with the head circumference and if it is below 2 stander deviations ...Read more


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What if a fetus has small head circumference?

What if a fetus has small head circumference?

Wait and see: You need to discuss with your pediatrician. Are length and weight small? Was the child premature? Are there any dysmorphic features or signs of a syndrome? You may have to wait a while as child develops to get an answer ...Read more

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Why Underweight patients have a Small Head Circumference ?

Why Underweight patients have a Small Head Circumference ?

See below: Prolonged malnutrition adversely affects weight gain first, linear growth next, and lastly head growth. ...Read more

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What Stops the Skull/Brain and Jaw from Growing in Childhood Years ? im insecure about my Small Head Circumference im 6'2 tall

What Stops the Skull/Brain and Jaw from Growing in Childhood Years ? im insecure about my Small Head Circumference im 6'2 tall

Genetics: Head size in general is determined by genetics, with 90% or more accomplished by age 9. Some medical conditions can increase or decrease head growth, but these lead to obvious changes in intellectual performance. There is a wide range of normal adult head size and your doc could review your concerns and investigate other issues if needed. ...Read more

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I have a small head circumference 21,5 inches the doctors tell me i have a lot growing to do will my head grow aswell? im 18

I have a small head circumference 21,5 inches the doctors tell me i have a lot growing to do will my head grow aswell? im 18

Head growth: Sorry but no ones head circumference stops growing by end of puberty. Growth is measured by hand bone size as is measured against other norms ...Read more

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Does Poor Nutrition and Lack of Sleep cause a Small Head Circumference?

Does Poor Nutrition and Lack of Sleep cause a Small Head Circumference?

Unlikely the issue: Head size is usually determined by genetic factors from one or both parents..In some, brain abnormalities or syndromes that result in poor development of the brain structures will result in less natural push to create a larger skull.These patients are significantly impaired. ...Read more

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Small head circumference and low weight percentile mean failure to thrive?

Small head circumference and low weight percentile mean failure to thrive?

Depends: By definition, at least 3% of the normal population will grow along the smallest portion of the regular growth scales. Consistent growth along that or any percentile is not necessarily a failure to thrive. However;infants starting at the 25% & moving down to the 10% months later & heading toward the 5% in such measurements would be considered ftt because if the drop in growth rate. ...Read more

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Me and my husband both have small head but my 2 month old baby have 85 percentile head circumference is that normal?

Me and my husband both have small head but my 2 month old baby have 85 percentile head circumference is that normal?

Yes: If your baby is growing fine and following his growth curve steadily, shouldn't be a problem, but keep the follow up and measurements, he or she doesn't need to be the same as you parents, enjoy your baby ...Read more

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Why children can't use electric tooth brush for adults?What will happen if they use adult machine with small head. Does it irritate developing follicle

Why children can't use electric tooth brush for adults?What will happen if they use adult machine with small head. Does it irritate developing follicle

Why not?? : Depends upon the age of the child. Until age 8 or 9, they lack the dexterity to safely and effectively clean their own teeth--so we must rely on the parents. Unfortunately, oftentimes, they aren't all that helpful either! I have used floss followed by a sonicare to clean my son's teeth every night since he was 3 years old--before that we did it manually. He has no dental issues related to disease. ...Read more

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How do I know if my fetus has an abnormally small head based on only one ultrasound?

How do I know if my fetus has an abnormally small head based on only one ultrasound?

Based on other scans: All dimensions of the baby are measured. The gestational age of your baby is determined. His/her measements should be consistent with the range of normal for other babies the same gestational age. And all of the measurements should be consistent with eachother. Ex. You should not have a leg the measures 28wk and a head that measures like a 22wk baby. ...Read more

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I have a small head compared to the rest of my body. Birth defect?

Range of normal: Head sizes come in a variety of sizes, primarily based on genetics. The head growth is also responsive to the growth of what happens inside. If the genes decide the brain & supportive structure will grow large, larger skull size will occur. If the genes can put it all is a smaller package, the skull will be smaller. Size does not determine quality in the package. I would consider it a nl variation. ...Read more

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Just started noticing cracks on my hands that are itchy, small and sometimes have small head like looking things. They come and go quickly. Any diagn?

Just started noticing cracks on my hands that are itchy, small and sometimes have small head like looking things. They come and go quickly. Any diagn?

Pompholyx?: If these are mostly on your palms, and you're living where the weather's starting to get warmer, my first guess is pompholyx / dyshidrotic eczema. Your physician can advise you about how to manage this common and annoying problem, or you can read up and if this is what you have, you can try self-treatment / over-the-counter rx first. ...Read more

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Strangely IV been getting nautiouse easily lately. Get a small head ack and my stomach feels weird. Kinda feels like seasickness, but in on land. Why?

Strangely IV been getting nautiouse easily lately. Get a small head ack and my stomach feels weird. Kinda feels like seasickness, but in on land. Why?

Possible migraine HA: It is possible that what you describe is part of the early presentation of some type of headache disorder such as migraine. You should either speak to your family doctor for more details or search out an expert in headaches who will know how to get to the bottom of this problem. ...Read more

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I heard small head will bring incomplete or abnormal development of brain. Is it true?

I heard small head will bring incomplete or abnormal development of brain. Is it true?

Yes: Microcephaly, small head size below 3 sd below average, is more likely to be associated with genetic and nongenetic disorders affecting brain development ...Read more

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What could a small head on fetal ultrasound be a sign of?

What could a small head on fetal ultrasound be a sign of?

Wrong dates!: The most common reason for suspected fetal microcephaly is erroneous due date assignment. If microcephaly is real, it could be part of several fetal syndromes with poor neurodevopmental outcome, such as aneuploidies (down), perinatal infections (toxoplasmosis, rubella, cmv), or metabolic disorders. ...Read more

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