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Dr. Bernard Seif
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Large Head (Overview)

Large heads are a clinical finding often caused by a larger brain, fluid in the brain, or larger bones.


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What causes an unusually large head?

What causes an unusually large head?

Genetics: There are by definition 3% of the normal adult population that are classified as having an over sized head & 3% that would be considered small. When i see it in a kid i usually find either mom or dad has one also. There are syndromes & birth defect (hydrocephalus) that can also produce a large head, but by far the largest group just inherited the feature. ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif
14 doctors shared insights

Large Head (Overview)

Large heads are a clinical finding often caused by a larger brain, fluid in the brain, or larger bones.


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Had ob ultrasound. What could a large head measurement mean?

Had ob ultrasound. What could a large head measurement mean?

Depends: Depending on how many weeks you are would be needed to give a better explanation. More than likely it is normal with the baby having a large head. Speak with your OB and after they evaluale the complete us will be able to give you a more precise answer. ...Read more

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Treating Head Lice (Checklist)

Treat all household members with nix permethrin with dr approval
15 Min, Weekly for 2 Weeks
Check every person with lice for nits (eggs) every day
5 Min, Daily for 3 Weeks
Do a thorough cleaning of beds, sofas, and play areas. Do the laundry
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I don't know what abnormally large head is but was embarassed to admit it. Can someone tell me?

I don't know what abnormally large head is but was embarassed to admit it. Can someone tell me?

Head size varies: There is a wide range of normal head size from ~18-24 inch circumferance in adult & by itself means nothing more than being very tall or short.One or both parents of an identified kid will often have a lg head size.In some kids increasing head size could represent an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the brain. ...Read more

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Best way to get rid of a large bump on the top back of my head?

Best way to get rid of a large bump on the top back of my head?

See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Treating a Head Injury (Checklist)

Get help now
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Try not to diagnose yourself
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Don't drive a vehicle--have someone else drive you
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Ice the area, if you can
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My child was diagnosed with macrocephaly. I took her in to get an MRI done It came back normal. Is her head going to be abnormally large when teenager?

My child was diagnosed with macrocephaly.
I took her in to get an MRI done It came back normal. Is her head going to be abnormally large when teenager?

NO: Large head size is usually inherited. Chances are she will have a larger head but no more so than her family members and certainly not apparent to those who are not carrying around tape measures. She will look fine. ...Read more

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What causes an unusually large head?

Genetics: There are by definition 3% of the normal adult population that are classified as having an over sized head & 3% that would be considered small. When i see it in a kid i usually find either mom or dad has one also. There are syndromes & birth defect (hydrocephalus) that can also produce a large head, but by far the largest group just inherited the feature. ...Read more

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What could a large head measurement mean?

What could a large head measurement mean?

Depends on situation: For many, it means you have a genetically larger head size, as i do, making finding a hat that fits a bit difficult. For some infants, it can mean a build up of pressure within the skull caused by abnormal fluid flows within the brain, requiring a surgical procedure. ...Read more

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I don't know what abnormally large head is but was embarassed to admit it. Can someone tell me?

Head size varies: There is a wide range of normal head size from ~18-24 inch circumferance in adult & by itself means nothing more than being very tall or short.One or both parents of an identified kid will often have a lg head size.In some kids increasing head size could represent an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the brain. ...Read more

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Dr. Guillermo Philipps
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Macrocephaly (Definition)

Children with macrocephaly have a head circumference (the measurement around the widest part of the head) that is greater ...Read more