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My daughter is 5yrs n she was diagnosed with rolandic epilepsy last week. She's on meds. I notice slight change in her skull shape. Is this normal?

My daughter is 5yrs n she was diagnosed with rolandic epilepsy last week. She's on meds. I notice slight change in her skull shape. Is this normal?

"skull shape": Do not worry about skull asymmetries in your 5 yo., as things change with growth. The Rolandic epilepsy is a childhood variant and may well remit as she grows older. Medications should readily control. Sounds like issues are well managed. ...Read more

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My skull hasn't fused. Is that normal?

My skull hasn't fused. Is that normal?

Skull: That is not normal at 33. Wondering how you know that? ...Read more

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Can I change the shape of my skull by maintance massaging it??

Can I change the shape of my skull by maintance massaging it??

No: The shape of your skull is generally finalized by one year of age when your fontanelles (baby's "soft spots" on the head) have closed/fused. ...Read more

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The shape of my skull is not completely round, what might be wrong?

The shape of my skull is not completely round, what might be wrong?

I have never seen: A person with a completely round skull. Your skull might be perfectly normal. Seek medical eval if you are concerned. ...Read more

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Is it possible for shape of skull in adults over 50 to change with age?

Not age alone: Bone disease like Paget's disease can alter the shape of the skull. Acromegaly can increase the size of the skull. Metabolic bone disease may alter the shape by softening the bones. ...Read more

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I have little dents in my skull may have been there my whole life not sure its no pain at all just wondering is it normal?

Head: It is not uncommon to have sometimes small depressions in the skull, if they have there your whole life they are very likely normal. ...Read more

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Is bump on end of skull normal?

Back, bottom skull?: Google image of external occipital protuberance. If this is what you are referring to then yes it is normal. ...Read more

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Is it possible to change skull shape with surgery?

Skull shape: I suppose it is, but why would you want to? Any such surgery would be a major undertaking fraught with significant risks. What are your specific concerns? What about the shape of your skull bothers you? Perhaps there can be a more complete answer if you can provide more specific information. ...Read more

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What could be a reason for human skull shape changes after age 50?

What could be a reason for human skull shape changes after age 50?

Maybe growth hormone: I'm not sure of exactly the skull changes you're referring to. I can tell you that increased human growth hormone (possibly related to a small tumor in the pituitary gland called an adenoma), or else taking HGH directly, can result in changes to skull such as enlargement of forehead, jaw and nose. There are other entities which may cause excessive bone growth such as paget's disease or others. ...Read more

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I have strange pain on the top of skull and skull is changing the shape im 18 y old what could it be?!

See Dr.: If your skull is indeed changing its shape, there could be some growth such as an abscess or cystic structure, or lipoma or other conditions causing your issues. You need to see a dr. For an evaluation and assessment of the area. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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The side indentations on my skull by my face feel uneven. Like the left one sticks out more then the right. Is that normal?

The side indentations on my skull by my face feel uneven. Like the left one sticks out more then the right. Is that normal?

Nobody is: Completely symmetrical. If the deformity is really extensive, consult with a plastic surgeon to see if anything can be done about it. If not, it probably is of no clinical concern. ...Read more

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Is it normal that I can feel a ~8mm thick suture line on the back right side of my skull, but only a much smaller one on the left?

Is it normal that I can feel a ~8mm thick suture line on the back right side of my skull, but only a much smaller one on the left?

Suture lines: You really shouldn't be able to feel any of the "suture lines" on your skull through your scalp. My guess is you are probably feeling something else. If you are having symptoms related to it, you could get an examination, but otherwise you are probably feeling a variant of normal anatomy. ...Read more

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20 month old son has indent in back of skull. Otherwise normal, behaviorally and physically. Is this indentation serious? Should we treat it?

20 month old son has indent in back of skull. Otherwise normal, behaviorally and physically. Is this indentation serious? Should we treat it?

Hard to say: I would have to examine what you consider an indent to see if it is. All infants/people have a significant ridge at the back/base of the skull that drops off as the normal skull surrounds its base. ...Read more

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We discovered a beige-y, painless, irregularly-shaped bump on my husband's skull. He's had this for a few months and hasn't necessarily gotten bigger?

We discovered a beige-y, painless, irregularly-shaped bump on my husband's skull. He's had this for a few months and hasn't necessarily gotten bigger?

Many possibilities.: It could be a benign epidermal cyst, or any number of other benign skin tumors. A dermatologist will probably be able to tell you what it is, just by looking at it. ...Read more

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Why is my newborn skull an abnormal shape?

Why is my newborn skull an abnormal shape?

Several things: There are many growth lines in the baby skull that push apart from each other in normal growth. If a major line fuses early, a progressive skull deformity may result ; surgery may be needed. Most unusual skull shapes today are due to sleeping position ; improve with age. If your feel hard ridges where the suture lines join you need to see your doctor. If referral is needed tests will confirm it. ...Read more

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I'm 18, I have pain in back area of head, feels like my seam on head are weaker, I thing that skull shape is changing, is it possible or am I just crazy?

I'm 18, I have pain in back area of head, feels like my seam on head are weaker, I thing that skull shape is changing, is it possible or am I just crazy?

Not crazy: Be seen. It is clearly bothering you. If your medical doctor finds nothing then see a craniosacral therapist. And or acupuncturist. You are sensing something and it may be nothing serious. .....But have it checked out. ...Read more

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Is the shape of a babys skull fully developed in shape when born? I had a csection.

Is the shape of a babys skull fully developed in shape when born? I had a csection.

No: No the shape will change significantly. A newborn skull has sutures which stay open and allow the brain to grow within the skull. These will close over time and the skull will round out to a more adult look. ...Read more

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I have 2 lumps that my barber noticed on the back of my head. They are painless. Can the skull change shape as we age?

I have 2 lumps that my barber noticed on the back of my head. They are painless. Can the skull change shape as we age?

Not really: But we may NOTICE "bumps" we have never felt before! If these bumps are BONY not to worry! If softer they may be lymph glands and these drain the scalp so your barber usually will notice any sores or inflammation on your scalp!
Hope this is helpful
Dr Z ...Read more

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Right below the base of my skull the first spine bone feels bigger on one side than the other either that it might be crooked. Is this normal?

Right below the base of my skull the first spine bone feels bigger on one side than the other either that it might be crooked. Is this normal?

Neck pain: The back of the neck can feel asymmetric for a variety of reasons including muscle spasm, an enlarged lymph node or a benign growth such a fatty tumor called a lipoma. See your medical doctor for an examination to establish the cause and give you some piece of mind. ...Read more

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My mom has been worried because she feels like her head or skull is reshaping or feels different. She's 54 years old. Normal or should she be worried?

Visualize her head: It is not unusual to have the sensation that the head is changing. That is because the scalp is full of nerves. If you are worried about the skull itself changing, that is less likely. The skull itself doesnot have many nerve endings. You should start by visualizing the head and seeing if there are any bumps or changes that you can visualize. If you find something, take that info to your dr. ...Read more

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Hi, is it normal for my adult skull to get more bumps and indentations? I also notice when I apply pressure to an area of my skull I feel a dull pain.

See your physician: While the skull surface isn't perfectly smooth, it doesn't usually change in adults. See your physician. He can examine you and order an Xray to ascertain if a problem is present ...Read more

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My son's head feels from due to a fractured skull that he got. How long will it take for him head to return to normal?

My son's head feels from due to a fractured skull that he got. How long will it take for him head to return to normal?

Skull fracture: Assuming no concussion, symptoms related to the skull fracture: HA, emesis, bleeding, change of behaviors,
he should resolve the fracture in time (4-8 weeks). The skull might be soft for a few weeks-months, but should not affect internal brain function, assuming no other symptoms from this trauma. ...Read more

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I have a knot on my skull, it doesn't hurt, and its perfectly circular. I haven't hit my head, feels like bone. Is this normal?

I have a knot on my skull, it doesn't hurt, and its perfectly circular. I haven't hit my head, feels like bone. Is this normal?

No: You feel a lump under the surface of the scalp that you refer to as a lump, correct?
The nature of the growth is unknown as it does not follow from a trauma.
In my opinion this should be examined and then a prognosis can be made. A growth may be innocent and benign such as a cyst or malignant such as a bond tumor or tumor arising beneath the skull. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel the coronal sutures of my skull? They are also very visible on my head and have been like that since I can remember.

Is it normal to feel the coronal sutures of my skull? They are also very visible on my head and have been like that since I can remember.

Hard to believe: Hello


at your age, it would be very hard to feel the suture line of your skull. If you have a medical condition that prevented the closure of these suture lines, which occurs when you are very young, it may be possible. Best to see a doctor who can obtain a ct scan to address your concerns. ...Read more

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I have a metal plate in skull. At times I feel something like electricity in head there. Normal? Hurts slightly. Like foil on filling but less sharp

I have a metal plate in skull. At times I feel something like electricity in head there. Normal? Hurts slightly. Like foil on filling but less sharp

Might be nerve irrit: There might be a nerve in the area growing or re-growing near the plate, getting irritated. Sometimes nerve blocks can help this. OTher times medication can be given that helps. ...Read more