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Husband has knot on back of head size of a quarter?

Husband has knot on back of head size of a quarter?

Get it checked: It can be many things, can't say without examining. Most often it's a blocked up hair gland, but if it worsens or fails to improve over then next few weeks should be seen by a doctor. ...Read more

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Neonatal (Definition)

The term neonatal is generally used to describe events that occur with an infant within the first 30 days after birth.Some practitioners are looser with the definition & extend the ...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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Is head size bodily proportional to height?

Is head size bodily proportional to height?

Usually it is so..: Normally, head-size is proportional to height. In pediatric care, head circumference, length (height) and weight measurements are very important part of each well visit. Headsize and height will continue to grow proportionately until shortly after puberty. Once max growth in height is achieved, head size stops even if one continues to grow sideway (unfortuately too much in us). Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a pin head size pink itchy mark on back?

I have a pin head size pink itchy mark on back?

Local ice: If the itchy mark just started, then ice applied to the specific area may help the itching. Did you have an insect bite? Watch closely for worsening. If that happens, then it should be evaluated. Hope that helps. Thanks. ...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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If I get bigger and overweight, will my head size get wider too?

If I get bigger and overweight, will my head size get wider too?

Head size and wt: I am assuming that you are a fully grown adult, your skull size will not increase in size. While there is some skin and minimal fat on the surface of the skull; there would be minimal / negligible < a quarter of an inch increase in size even in a very obese person. Therefore, no. ...Read more

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Question about head size. Do large-headed people have more neurons in reserve (for later in life)?

Question about head size. Do large-headed people have more neurons in reserve (for later in life)?

A big head is good!: Research published 2 years ago in neurology®, the medical journal of the american academy of neurology, showed that "people with alzheimer's disease who have large heads have better memory and thinking skills than those with the disease who have smaller heads, even when they have the same amount of brain cell death due to the disease." so, yes, it appears that size matters when it comes to heads. ...Read more

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Hi my son is tow and a half month old his head size is33.5 CM and weight is 4.27kg as he was born his weight was 2.3 and head size was 33cm is this f9?

Hi my son is tow and a half month old his head size is33.5 CM and weight is 4.27kg as he was born his weight was 2.3 and head size was 33cm is this f9?

That would be a slow: trajectory of head growth, which reflects brain growth. Review growth curve for his corrected age, not chronological age, with his pediatrician. Subtract his gestational age at birth in weeks from 40 weeks. Subtract the difference from his current chronological age in weeks.Slow velocity of head growth warrants both medical evaluation & a developmental assessment by an Early Intervention Program. ...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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Will my head size increase if i continue to gain weight?

Will my head size increase if i continue to gain weight?

Not after puberty: Your head grows fastest during first 2 yrs of life, then slows down until puberty with growth spurt. Once you're done with growth in height--about 16-17 for girls, and 19-20 for boys, your head will not likely have any significant growth--except maybe for gigantism. You are now 45, your headsize won't change even as you are growing sideway. Keep healthy and ideal body weight. Cosult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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My son age is 10 month & his head size is 49.50, is it is normal ?

My son age is 10 month & his head size is 49.50, is it is normal ?

Head size : 49.5cm is larger than normal per chat attached. That does not automatically mean that your child has something terribly wrong. In some families there is a tendency to have large heads without any medical problem. Doctors mostly worry when the head size increases more quickly than expected, as this could mean there is a problem causing rapid increase in the head size. ...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