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Doctor insights on: How Do You Know If Your Baby Will Have A Head Full Of Hair At Birth Andcan You Tell By Ultrasound Pucs

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How do you know if your baby will have a head full of hair at birth andcan you tell by ultrasound pucs?

How do you know if your baby will have a head full of hair at birth andcan you tell by ultrasound pucs?

Hair ==>Cute images: Let me start with this: looking for hair is not a reason to do or prolong an ultrasound. However, as someone who has done countless ultrasound studies, I have seen fetuses with hair on their heads floating in the fluid. We can sometimes estimate whether there is a full head or only ring-like "monk hair" toward the end of pregnancy.
The fetal pictures are cute, but the newborn ones are even cuter! ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Sonogram (Definition)

An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more


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What to do if I have an ultrasound showing the babies head as dolichocephaly?

What to do if I have an ultrasound showing the babies head as dolichocephaly?

More info: If the brain structure is normal, don't do anything. Wait until the child is born. Dolichocephaly is a head shape description, and nothing more. It does not necessarily indicate a medical problem needing treatment. ...Read more

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23w5d ultrasound babies head measures 22 weeks and the rest of the body measured normal. Should I be worried. My doctor said brain anatomy was WNL

23w5d ultrasound babies head measures 22 weeks and the rest of the body measured normal. Should I be worried. My doctor said brain anatomy was WNL

No: It is not uncommon for one parameter to lag a little behind or be a little ahead. They will follow carefully the growth through the next ultrasounds. Good Luck and enjoy your pregnancy! ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between a 30 & 32 week pregnancy? Also how early does the baby start to put head down for birth?

How can you tell the difference between a 30 & 32 week pregnancy? Also how early does the baby start to put head down for birth?

Pregnancy: 30 and 32 week pregnancies are differentiated by ultrasound dating - with the earlier dating the most accurate. About 75% of babies go head down by 30 weeks, but it does not become something the doctor will usually address until around 36 weeks. ...Read more

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Can you see baby hair in ultrasound?

Can you see baby hair in ultrasound?

Frequently: Hair is usually most evident later in the pregnancy in those fetuses with a significant amount of it. It is usually most apparent in afro-american fetuses. Can't say anything about hair color. ...Read more

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4 months after giving birth I started lossing my hair. It stopped @ 7 months. My child has just turned 1 & it's happening again! Is this normal?

4 months after giving birth I started lossing my hair. It stopped @ 7 months. My child has just turned 1 & it's happening again! Is this normal?

Telogen Effluvium: Sudden your loss is a prominent sign of the end of a pregnancy. During pregnancy the hair grows luxuriously, and then at the end of pregnancy the hormones change suddenly and the support for hair growth is removed and the hair is lost. Sometimes extensive amounts of hair can be lost. This has to do with the growth phases of hair, but if it does not relate to a pregnancy, you should see a dermatolo. ...Read more

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Do doctors still shave pubic hair for child birth?

Do doctors still shave pubic hair for child birth?

No: There is really no need to shave or clip the pubic hair for a vaginal birth. If a woman requires a cesarean delivery then the lower abdomen is cleared of hair by clippers. (just where the incision will be made). ...Read more

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Omg I had hair loss after birth of baby. When will it regrow?

Omg I had hair loss after birth of baby. When will it regrow?

It will with time: Hair loss due to pregnancy will stop in 3to4 months and there will be no permanent effect and will not make you bald. ...Read more

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What could be wrong if the doctor says the baby has a large head measurement at ultrasound?

What could be wrong if the doctor says the baby has a large head measurement at ultrasound?

Error in dates / Pbm: Having a large head is relative. If you are supposed to be "x" weeks along you are supposed to have a head of a certain size, if your head is bigger, you might be further along. You might also have a developing problem in your head, but that is where a more specific ultrasound or interpretation by a specialist needs to be considered. ...Read more

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What does it mean IHF-0, 8cm on head ultrasound in 5 months old baby and what are the consequences?

What does it mean IHF-0, 8cm on head ultrasound in 5 months old baby and what are the consequences?

Fluid: Interhemispheric fissure (IHF) is measured when US is done for large head size most of the time. It allows one to determine whether enlarging head size is due to fluid outside the ventricles vs inside. If the US did not show fluid inside enlarged ventricles and did show an upper limit of normal IHF, the cause of enlarging head is likely benign.
6-8 mm is the normal range http://radiopaedia. Org/articles/benign-enlargement-of-the-subarachnoid-space-in-infancy ...Read more

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After I gave birth I am losing my hair extremly like really extremly, please tell me what to do how to stop it?

After I gave birth I am losing my hair extremly like really extremly, please tell me what to do how to stop it?

Hair Loss post baby: Hair is in a growth phase during pregnancy. After delivery, it enters another phase called telogen effluvium. There's not a lot you can do to stop it. Take your vitamins. ...Read more

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Today at my 36 week ultrasound the tech said they couldn't see my cervix and that baby's head down what's going on?

Today at my 36 week ultrasound the tech said they couldn't see my cervix and that baby's head down what's going on?

Normal: The cervical length decreases as you approach term. The thickness of the cervix also decreases in preparation. For delivery. ...Read more

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My hair is dropping out rapidly after child birth. Is there a risk of getting bald?

My hair is dropping out rapidly after child birth. Is there a risk of getting bald?

No.: That is called a "telogen effluvium", and it's very common after delivering a baby. (interestingly, the baby's hair will often thin temporarily too!) it will take awhile, but your hair will grow back. No worries. ...Read more

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What did the tech mean when she said my baby had enlarged head on ultrasound? Doctor said nothing about it.

What did the tech mean when she said my baby had enlarged head on ultrasound? Doctor said nothing about it.

Truth about results.: Technicians are trained to have some understanding of what they are testing and basic interpretation. There training is not extensive enough to interpret all aspects of a patient's medical condition. Hence the physician is the one who has the final say in the outcome of the tests. ...Read more

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After successful whipple operation and full removed of pancreatic tumer from head since 18 month. I found on ultrasound scan heterogeneous at sergury?

After successful whipple operation and full removed of pancreatic tumer from head since 18 month. I found on ultrasound scan heterogeneous at sergury?

What is your doctor': I suspect your doctor must have done some explaining about the ultrasound findings. If you are concerned, then you will get much better information with getting a CT scan of the abdomen. An ultrasound is a less reliable test for abdominal problems and is only used in select situation and then only as a complementary test. It is a poor mans CT scan, so its not always reliable. ...Read more

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I have a scheduled c-section but the doc now wants a ultrasound cause he thinks the baby is not head down what's it matter if I'm having a c-section.?

I have a scheduled c-section but the doc now wants a ultrasound cause he thinks the baby is not head down what's it matter if I'm having a c-section.?

Information: It might be nice to know where the placenta is before he cuts you open. If it is located along the normal cut line, he can make other plans or at least be ready for a bloody mess. The us is also a way to verify gestational age to be sure you're as far along as expected. You might just get some info if you ask him. ...Read more

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Hi, I'm a female. I started to loss hair after I gave birth to my 2nd child. It's been 8 years now. Can I use the men hair regrowth treatment? Thanks

Hi, I'm a female. I started to loss hair after I gave birth to my 2nd child. It's been 8 years now. Can I use the men hair regrowth treatment? Thanks

Yes Rogaine (minoxidil): Rogaine (minoxidil) has a Men's and Women's Rogaine (minoxidil) formulation. The Mens is stronger at 5% and the Womens is 2% strength. You should try the 2% strength may be all you need. You can also see a Dermatologist for treatments and options. ...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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What to do if I have heard some people say that child birth can cause hair loss. Will the hair loss be serious?

What to do if I have heard some people say that child birth can cause hair loss. Will the hair loss be serious?

Mostly no: There is postpartum alopecia (telogen effluvium), lasting 4-6 weeks. Hair will spontaneously return after that time. ...Read more

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At my last ultrasound, my baby's head measured 33cm, belly was 34cm, and femur was 7.9cm. How much does my baby weigh? I was 37 1/2 weeks at the time.

Ask your doctor: The ultrasound machine will have generated an estimated fetal weight based on these measurements. Your doctor should have that report. That said, this is typically quite inaccurate as it is only within +/- a pound. So a "6 pd" baby on ultrasound can weigh anywhere from 5-7 pounds at birth! ...Read more

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I'm not on any birth control so the doc assumes I wana have a baby so he gave me some vitamins will they help with hair & skin to?

I'm not on any birth control so the doc assumes I wana have a baby so he gave me some vitamins will they help with hair & skin to?

Prenatal Vitamins: I think your doctor does not assume you want a baby as much as he wants a potential pregancy to be as healthy as possible. Prenatal vitamins, especially folic acid, will help to prevent birth defects as well as help make sure you are both getting your necessary vitamins for optimal health. Prenatal vitamins do help with healthy hair and skin, especially if your diet is lakcing any nutrients. ...Read more

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I'm 36 weeks OBGYN said baby head was low with ultrasound yesterday does that mean she will come soon. My first daughter came at 38 weeks. I was 1cm dilated and still thick when she checked me at 34 weeks she didn't check me yesterday.

I'm 36 weeks OBGYN said baby head was low with ultrasound yesterday does that mean she will come soon. My first daughter came at 38 weeks. I was 1cm dilated and still thick when she checked me at 34 weeks she didn't check me yesterday.

Maybe maybe not: Your body will know when its time for labor. Many multiparous women are dilated 2-3 cm by term and sometimes are quite low in the pelvis. Remember most OB docs have an answering service, so if you start having some labor pains that are regular call the office number even if after hours and talk with your OB. I don't check often at 36 weeks myself. Too many exams increase infection. ...Read more