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Infant Head Size Percentile
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
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
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
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
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
My baby is 6 month old and his weight is7 kg. His head size is 17 inch. Is it normal. He cannot hold his neck properly, so I m worried?
See your DR: You are correct to be concerned. Make an apt with your DR to express your concerns and get your answers ...Read more
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
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