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Could i fix a deformed head in teen years?

Could i fix a deformed head in teen years?

Difficult surgery: Once the sutures/plates in the skull are mostly fused, surgical correction of a head deformity is challenging and risky. Unless the shape of the skull is creating a true medical problem, surgery of this type would likely not be recommended. ...Read more

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What can I do to correct my baby's deformed head?

What can I do to correct my baby's deformed head?

Proper positioning: Since 1992, when the usa started putting babies to sleep on their backs, there has been an increase in temporary flattening of the head (plagiocephaly). This resolves with time and may take years. Helmets are rarely recommended as the don't provide much benefit over waiting. Limiting time on the back when awake is most important. ...Read more

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Can a punch deform head or change its shape(how it looks)?

Can a punch deform head or change its shape(how it looks)?

Punch: 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

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Can high pressure on head, deform, dent or change head shape?

Can high pressure on head, deform, dent or change head shape?

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

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I have a deformed skull it looks like I have a cone head . Is is possible to get it fixed through surgery if not what can be done ?

I have a deformed skull it looks like I have a cone head . Is is possible to get it fixed through surgery  if not what can be done ?

Look at your baby: pictures. Likely, a suture line of your skull closed prematurely in infancy. You're a bit old for the type of surgery done on infants for premature craniostenosis. If you can't disguise it by a haircut & it really bothers you, ask your doctor for referral to a craniofacial clinic with a neurosurgeon & plastic surgeon who can tell you risks vs. benefits of surgery on an adult. ...Read more

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I am 21 years old and my head is deformed and i got a big lump back of my head i need your help .What i need to do for my head to become normal ?

I am 21 years old and my head is deformed and i got a big lump back of my head i need your help .What i need to do for my head to become normal  ?

Seek consulttion: It is hard to know what it recommend without a photo and consultation. A (facial)plastic surgeon with craniomaxillofacial experience would be appropriate. The best treatment will depend on the nature and degree of your deformity, . Good luck! ...Read more

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My head and face gets horribly deformed permanently like infant head every time i sleep i was born perfectly fine till puberty where it started im20.?

My head and face gets horribly deformed permanently like infant head every time i sleep i was born perfectly fine till puberty where it started im20.?

Anxiety Disorder: If your face becomes like a "baby face", there is nothing to be worried about! as a matter of fact many women spend thousands of dollars in order to get "baby face". So, look into your general wellbeing and see: "how are you?" are you happy in you life? If not; why? What is between you ; happiness? Now, "acne" is a treatable condition. I am sure when you are treated properly, you will feel fine. ...Read more

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My son is 17 and has a deformed skull. Is their any treatment to correct this. He suffers back, neck and head aches due to this deformity.

My son is 17 and has a deformed skull.  Is their any treatment to correct this.  He suffers back, neck and head aches due to this deformity.

Craniosacral therapy: Craniosacral therapy may help reshape the skull a bit. Chiropractic can help the neck and back pain. You could also consult with a neurosurgeon and see if surgery is an option. ...Read more

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I slipped and fell cracked head 12 staples now mri shows mild scattered punctate white matter foci abnormalities . Should I be concerned ?

I slipped and fell cracked head 12 staples now mri shows mild scattered punctate white matter foci abnormalities . Should I be concerned ?

Not enough info: The MRI is complex exam with multiple separate scans that show different things. It is very common to see a few scattered white spots which are not clinically important. However, if these spots are seen on a diffusion scan, it could indicate brain injury. Without seeing the exam, it would be premature for me to say which it is. ...Read more

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Mild scattered punctate matter foci abnormalities . Is this bad after slip and fall accident resulting in 10 staples back of head. Poo st concussion ?

Mild scattered punctate matter foci abnormalities .  Is this bad after slip and fall accident resulting in 10 staples back of head. Poo st concussion ?

Incidental finding: The white matter changes are not related to your head concussion, they are rather chronic and have to be interpreted in the clinical context. Talk to your doc at follow up about the results and try to recall any unexplained symptoms (if any), in trying to determine if they are of clinical significance. ...Read more

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My son had a seizure a couple weeks ago and now we have noticed two lumps on his head. The CT scan was normal and didn't show any abnormalities.

My son had a seizure a couple weeks ago and now we have noticed two lumps on his head. The CT scan was normal and didn't show any abnormalities.

Further Eval needed: If this was his first seizure ever, then he needs additional evaluation with a pediatric neurologist. Workup may include an MRI of the brain, EEG or other testing. More than likely, the lumps on his head are the result of the seizure and are related to mild head trauma. I would recommend that he see a pediatric neurologist. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there are other ways to detect vascular or neural abnormalities in the head other than a CT scan or brain mr?

Can you tell me if there are other ways to detect vascular or neural abnormalities in the head other than a CT scan or brain mr?

Those are good: Mri really is best at evaluating for neural or vascular abnormalities. With contrast, they can do an mra (mr angiogram). One alternative would be a traditional angiogram where a catheter is inserted into a major vessel that goes to the brain and dye can be injected (much more invasive than an mra). That can see vascular abnomalies, but not neural isseus. ...Read more

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I am going for a MRI head scan as I'm suspected to have a pituitary tumor. Will they test for all brain abnormalities or only this?

I am going for a MRI head scan as I'm suspected to have a pituitary tumor. Will they test for all brain abnormalities or only this?

Probably: The MRI head scan should cover everything, unless your provider asked specifically not to. Sometimes the MRI focuses on the pituitary region only, but many times a full brain screening exam is done with the pituitary scan, so if there is anything else happening, this test will probably help. ...Read more

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Would an eye exam be normal if one had a head injury that damaged the vision area causing blurred vision or would there be abnormalities?

Would an eye exam be normal if one had a head injury that damaged the vision area causing blurred vision or would there be abnormalities?

Yes and no: The structure of the eye can appear completely normal under the light microscope. However, testing such a visual field test can show new blind spots that are a result of the damaged areas in the brain. Take care. ...Read more

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What abnormalities of the lens of the eye are there?

What abnormalities of the lens of the eye are there?

It varies: This is a difficult question because there are many things which can happen to the lens of the eye. Also it depends on if the question relates to birth defects or acquired issues in the lens of the eye. The eye is very complex and there is not enough space to write about all the lens problems that could exist; however, cataracts are the most common by far. ...Read more

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How can you tell whether some skin abnormalities are cancerous or not?

How can you tell whether some skin abnormalities are cancerous or not?

How they look: It depends on size, the margin, the color and pattern. If you have a lot of sun exposure and have a fair complexion, you are at risk. Have your primary care provider or a dermatologist look at them. ...Read more