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Normal Head Size At Birth But Enlarges With Age
My sons head circum. Was 36.5cm at birth. His 15 weeks and his head is now 40.5cm. His a big boy, 8-9kilos. Should I be worried about his head size?
HEAD size: The head circumference falls at the 25th percentile which is normal. It will still become bigger as he grows. ...Read more
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
My son head circumfrance was 35cm at birth, 37 at one month, 38.5 at 2 month and 39.8 at 3 months of age I hope his head circumfrance growth is normal?
Yes: This follows a perfectly normal pattern.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
My daughter 16 days old, her head size 31.5cm. Is it microcephaly? (my wife 21years old, her head size 53cm, its smaller than other same age girls).
I'm Underweight and got a Small Head, im 6'1 and weight 135 lbs, Both my parents have normal sized heads, is my diet affecting my head size?
No Necessarily: Your height and head size are all genetically determined. Neutrition does play some role. For your height you should weigh weigh close to 160-170 lbs. If you do not have developmental and Learning problems while growing up and if you are already High school graduate, then the small size of head is not a problem; just a normal variant. Eat balanced food. Breakfast Lunch and dinner. ...Read more
Is there a part in brain responsible only of talking? Can vacum tool in delivery damage brain? Is head size 47cm normal for a 2, 7 months boy height 90cm
Yes, no, don't know: The answer to your first question is yes. The answer to 2nd question is no. Head size has nothing whatsoever to do with talking or suction device. Why haven't you discussed head size with pediatrician? That what he's there for. You have a lot of erroneous & fanciful notions. Acquiring some real knowledge by educating yourself about the body in health & disease would help you a lot. ...Read more
My sister's (age almost 17) non birth mark mole turned light brown. She removed the mole and skin around it with her fingernails. Is it normal?
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
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
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
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
On birth (16 Feb 15) W:-3.2 kg, H.C:-33cm, H:-48cm. On 09 May 15 W:-4.8, H.C:-41.5 cm and H:-58 cm. Is the weight normal or bad and is the head big?
Looks normal: See your doctor regularly to see growth rate and milestones ...Read more
Since birth my daughter now 3 months is active she stretchs all day, forces herself up, holds her head up, and attempts to flip over is this normal?
It's a bit unclear: From your description. Head up in prone is a 2-mo. Milestone; head & chest up in prone @ 4 mos. Arching when in your arms or rolling front-to-side because her head and legs are up when prone may indicate an imbalance between her extensor & flexor muscles, often seen in ex-preemies. Her pediatrician can tell you more after checking her muscle tone, strength, & reflexes & watching how she moves. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
My head size is small when compared to my body. I'm 21 height is 179 cms and 135lbs. What should I do now?? Thanks in Advance.
See endo: If ur tests are normal for CA, PTH, nothing to do. ...Read more
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
If a girl, head cir-: Cumference was 60th%ile at brth and 95th%ile at 2 mos. 0 days. If a boy, 50th%ile at birth; 60th%ile at 2 mos. 0 days. Have the same person in the pediatrician's office measure with the same head circumference tape the same way every month x 3 to determine accelerated vs. Normal velocity of growth. Use developmental screens on firstsigns. Org. See pediatrician sooner if concerned. ...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
Hi Dr, my little sister has a strawberry mark at the back of her head, it grew slightly bigger since her birth now she's 2 months. Is it dangerous? Does it go away on its own? We are starting to panic please help.
Rarely a problem: A true "strawberry" mark is expected to grow faster than a kid does up to ~10m, when it slows. Unless it is in a worrisome place like an eyelid or nose, we usually leave them alone. Most will shrink by age 4 and never require any special treatment. There are exceptions, which your doc can sort out if needed. ...Read more
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
A small bump between the nostrils about pin head size and 1mm tall. It is shaped like a pin point point. Was painless but now hurting. What is it?
Cyst: This may be a small inclusion cyst I was suggest you try applying some moist heat but the condition should settle itself eventually without doing anything else ...Read more
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