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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