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Large Baby Head
More details?: The opening at the top of the baby's head is called a fontanelle. It usually gradually closes by the end of the first year to 15 months. If you are palpating a swelling in that area, the baby needs to be checked. An ultrasound may be performed through that opening. If the baby fell, and there is a swelling, the baby will need to be further assessed as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
One possibility: It is possible. Sonography would show dilated ventricles if that were the case. ...Read more
No brain injury: positional plagiocephaly means flattening of one side of skull usually becaue the babe always lies in the same position. Cosmetic problem only, however try to prevent by 'Tummy Time' and placing babe in different positions in car seat. ...Read more
Head measurement: Was your child premature? If so there is a correction that can be made to more accurately determine appropriateness of head size. Was your baby small for gestational age? Has the head circumference been growing at a rate parallel to the isobars on the head circimference chart, wven though it may be below the 5th percentile. Speak to your pediatrician about these issues. ...Read more
Lymphnode: I am asked about this all the time! in most instances these are small lymph nodes overlying the posterior skull and have no medical significance. The simplest solution is to ask your pediatrition to examine the area to rule out any serious pathology ; this could include reactive nodes secondary to a scalp condition and more generalized abnormalities of the lymphatic system. ...Read more
Can your cervix move forward if stuck behind baby head (head is lower than cervix) @ 40 weeks? Will the cervix dialate at all behind baby head
Yes: It appears that you are referring to a posterior cervix which is normal. In a first pregnancy, the baby usually descends early into the pelvis and the cervix being posterior is behind the baby's head. As labor ensues, the cervix will dilate and eventually become mid position and is applied to the baby's head in preparation for delivery. ...Read more
10mth front head (end of forehead beginning of hair) is bulging. Soft spot flat, head size same but always big. History of IV hemorrhage no symptoms?
Get help: This does not sound good at all, especially if the anterior fontanelle is flat. I would have a pediatrician or ER doc evaluate this ASAP. Did the child have any recent trauma? Any neurological signs such as sleepiness or abnormal movements ? Plead have this evaluated immediately, may need ultrasound or scan ...Read more
Head circumference: There is a wide range of normal for head circumference, depending on age. Your doctor should be plotting this on a chart at well child visits. Look at both the actual size, and the change in size with time to see if your child's head circumference is normal. ...Read more
POTENTIALLY YES: Clubbed feet on its own and without any other associated dysmorphic features, does not have any serious implications, but when associated with other features, i.E clinched fist (beyond 6-12 months old) , small for gestational age, microcephaly(small head) etc. Should be a cause for concern, thus requires evaluation, both by a geneticist and neurologist. ...Read more
No: I don't believe this would be the reason for premature closure. ...Read more
Picked my new born baby up forgot to support neck and head my baby head kinda flopped back did I hurt him? Will this cause problems in the future ?
Most unlikely: If damage had been done your baby would be very unhappy particularly with head movementif baby did not cry when this occurred I think you are OK. If baby has full range of motion of his head without discomfort you have done no damage. Do not worry. However, If he seems to have tenderness with head movement see his PCPfor evaluation right away ...Read more
12 weeks TWINS pregnant baby B looks normal with neck 1.8 .Baby A has stomach outside , swelling behind neck going for cvs ,how normal Baby B will be?
Risk of Twin Defects: 12 weeks is VERY early in the pregnancy and as such more subtle defects may not be apparent yet in Baby B. That having been said, however, there are no guarantees that Baby B WILL have defects similar to or because of the abnormalities in Baby A. Since there are so many variables you really need to consult with a maternal fetal medicine specialist for more detailed information and advice. ...Read more
Risks of reaching arms over my head while pregnant is it safe or will my child have the umbilical cord wrapped around its neck?
Not caused by this: The neck wraps are related to fetal movement around 12 wks when the fluid to baby ratio is high. They flip & change positions a bunch. As pregnancy moves on there is more baby than fluid & they can't move as much. I've seen as many as 5 neck wraps in a kid that did well.Holding your arms up has nothing to do with this process. ...Read more
No: A flat head (plagiocephaly) does not affect development, and the flatness will go away as your baby spends more time on his tummy when awake and begins to roll, crawl and move. However, a baby who has developmental problems is more likely to have a persistent flat head since he is not moving around as he should. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lipoma: A Lipoma is a benign growth of fat cells. I do not understand the worry behind your numerous questions about this today. It is a benign growth, usually in the skin. That means it is not in any way associated with the uterus. If your lipoma is causing you pain you can easily have it removed surgically. But I do not see why you are so worried about this. Perhaps you should discuss with your OB. ...Read more