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Doctor insights on: Infant Head Size Percentile

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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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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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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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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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If a baby has a rather large head, would it be possible for their body grow for their head size?

If a baby has a rather large head, would it be possible for their body grow for their head size?

Yes.: Weight varies with height. But head size has nothing to do with height or weight. So although it is possible that someone's body could grow to match their large head, there is no guarantee it will happen. Further, the percentage of your body length that is your head is about 30% at birth, but only 10% as an adult, so babies tend to have bigger heads than adults. ...Read more

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1999-cyst rapture. 2001-cyst baby head size. 2006-cyst a potato size. All open up ops done. 2013-cyst 2cm next chk up in aug. Am i unlucky to relapse?

1999-cyst rapture. 2001-cyst baby head size. 2006-cyst a potato size. All open up ops done. 2013-cyst 2cm next chk up in aug. Am i unlucky to relapse?

Follow up with your: Gyn. Ask your gyn if you have pcos.Probably there's a genetic component to your gynecologic problems . Ask your mom. If there is, you can blame her! this is the body and the life that god has given u . Make the best of it! ...Read more

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What is the ideal head size for a baby girl who is about 4 months old? My baby's head size is 39.

What is the ideal head size for a baby girl who is about 4 months old? My baby's head size is 39.

Within the normal rg: This is in the lower range of normal on american cdc growth charts & would be average for a 4mo that is about 23.5 inches long. You can download a growth chart & follow the child's growth pattern from the cdc site.Go to www.Cdc.Gov/growthcharts. ...Read more

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What does 90% percentile in infant head circumference mean?

What does 90% percentile in infant head circumference mean?

Relative study: His rating means that 10% of infants at this age have a larger head circumference (size) while 90% are smaller.If the size has increased from 25-50-75-90% over several months it would suggest growth was too rapid.If usually in that range, it just means the kid has a big head.It hasn't bothered me any, except for having trouble finding a helmet/hat that would fit.. ...Read more