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Doctor insights on: I Have A Soft Spot On My Head

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I was born with no soft spot on my head but i don't have any head deformaties, does this mean I have craniocynostosis?

I was born with no soft spot on my head but i don't have any head deformaties, does this mean I have craniocynostosis?

No: I have seen "soft spots" the size of a pea, or the size of an open hand. As long as the growth plates of the skull push away from each other (don't fuse), normal skull growth in size & shape can occur. ...Read more

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Is it common for a 53 year old to have a soft spot in top of head..?

Is it common for a 53 year old to have a soft spot in top of head..?

No, it's not: Especially if the spot is new and or enlarging with time, i would recommend having your primary doctor take a look at it. It's hard to say anything else without more information. ...Read more

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I found a bold spot on my head out no where last week and now there is 3 more what could be causing this ?

A few things: There are several possible causes of hair loss, but if specific spots are undergoing loss and this is not due to trauma (hair pulling for example), then it is most likely a superficial fungal infection. A physician's examination would confirm this. ...Read more

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Why would a 5 year old still have a soft spot on his head my sons 5 years old and he still has his sof spot on top of his head like a baby dose

Why would a 5 year old still have a soft spot on his head my sons 5 years old and he still has his sof spot on top of his head like a baby dose

See your doctor.: The soft spot (fontanelle) should close between 1 and 2 years of age. There are various medical conditions that can cause it to remain open longer. I encourage you to see your child's doctor as soon as possible to evaluate this issue. Good luck! ...Read more