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Small Head (Overview)

Head circumference of less than 5th percentile for postnatal age of index patient


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What things can cause a baby's small head?

What things can cause a baby's small head?

Multiple causes: Probably the most common group is due to genetics & these kids grow up fine with normal development & intellectual functioning. The alternatives are many and have variable outcomes: pre-natal injury (toxins, trauma, infection, low oxygen); brain malformations;metabolic disorders ; syndromes
:degenerative disorders. These groups have specific findings on evaluation but may not be detected until older. ...Read more

Small Head (Overview)

Head circumference of less than 5th percentile for postnatal age of index patient


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What is the normal head size of a 3 month old baby. Does a small head mean less intelligent?

What is the normal head size of a 3 month old baby. Does a small head mean less intelligent?

Head size: 36-38 cm is average head size for 3 month old baby.Small head does not mean less intelligence. ...Read more

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Treating Head Lice (Checklist)

Treat all household members with permethrin rinse, with your doctor's approval
Weekly
Check every person with lice for nits (eggs) every day
Daily
Do a thorough cleaning of beds, sofas, and play areas, and launder all clothes and linens
Once
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What do you suggest if I am 23 male I have small head and consequently small jaw bones, I wasthat my teeth don't fit all together in my small mouth?

What do you suggest if I am 23 male I have small head and consequently small jaw bones, I wasthat my teeth don't fit all together in my small mouth?

See orthodontist: A healthy bite and good looking smile is important at any age. A variety of orthodontic treatments are available today for all ages. Check with your Board Certified orthodontist about the best way to achieve your treatment goals.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Treating a Head Injury (Checklist)

Get help or see a doctor right away
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See a doctor for diagnosis; do not diagnose yourself
Once
Don't drive a vehicle with a head injury; have someone else drive you
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Ice the area, if you can
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Strangely IV been getting nautiouse easily lately. Get a small head ack and my stomach feels weird. Kinda feels like seasickness, but in on land. Why?

Strangely IV been getting nautiouse easily lately. Get a small head ack and my stomach feels weird. Kinda feels like seasickness, but in on land. Why?

Possible migraine HA: It is possible that what you describe is part of the early presentation of some type of headache disorder such as migraine. You should either speak to your family doctor for more details or search out an expert in headaches who will know how to get to the bottom of this problem. ...Read more

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I have a small head, will it grow?

I have a small head, will it grow?

No: The human head reaches 90% of its final size by age 9. At a listed age of 48, you are long past the end of head growth, so learn to accept what you have. It is not the size but what you do with it that matters. ...Read more

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What things can cause a baby's small head?

Multiple causes: Probably the most common group is due to genetics & these kids grow up fine with normal development & intellectual functioning. The alternatives are many and have variable outcomes: pre-natal injury (toxins, trauma, infection, low oxygen); brain malformations;metabolic disorders ; syndromes
:degenerative disorders. These groups have specific findings on evaluation but may not be detected until older. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Small head?

What is the definition or description of: Small head?

See below: Head circumference of less than 5th percentile for postnatal age of index patient ...Read more

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What should I do if I have a big body and small head?

What should I do if I have a big body and small head?

See below: There is not a lot you can do. Unless, you are over weight, then exercise and a healthy diet will help you lose weight. And, you may seem more proportionate. ...Read more

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What are some things that can cause a person to have a small head?

Microcephaly: There are several causes of small head one of them is genetics, or immature closure of sutures, it will depend a lot of factors. ...Read more

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Is there any kind a medicines that will make my head wider? I have a small head?

Is there any kind a medicines that will make my head wider? I have a small head?

No: At 27 years of age, head size is fixed. There is no medication that is designed to change it. ...Read more

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Will IQ be normal if you have a small head?

Will IQ be normal if you have a small head?

Multiple causes: Probably the most common group is due to genetics & these kids grow up fine with normal development & intellectual functioning. The alternatives are many and have variable outcomes: pre-natal injury (toxins, trauma, infection, low oxygen); brain malformations;metabolic disorders ; syndromes
:degenerative disorders. These groups have specific findings on evaluation but may not be detected until older. ...Read more

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If u have a small face and a small head, will it grow?

If u have a small face and a small head, will it grow?

Yes: Yes by reconstructive surgery, consult a plastic surgeon, or oral surgeon who does these procedures by your twenties you reach your adulthood bones stop growing. Cost you have to find out from the surgeon, some times insurance covers. ...Read more

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I am an ectomorph and I have a small head how can I make it bigger?

I am an ectomorph and I have a small head how can I make it bigger?

Ectomorph: Most ectomorphs have small heads, hands, feet etc.
The best course of action would be to accept it, same way all of us accept some of our features that we can't change.
Don't fall into the HGH trap! ...Read more

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What could a small head be a sign of in a newborn?

See below: This can be very normal. Big heads and little heads tend to run in families. What is important is the growth velocity with time. You want the head to grow at a steady rate. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Small head circumference?

What is the definition or description of: Small head circumference?

Microcephaly: Microcephaly is a neonatal malformation defined as a head size much smaller compared with other babies of the same age and sex. Head sizes are measured with the head circumference and if it is below 2 stander deviations it is considered small. ...Read more

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What if a fetus has small head circumference?

What if a fetus has small head circumference?

Wait and see: You need to discuss with your pediatrician. Are length and weight small? Was the child premature? Are there any dysmorphic features or signs of a syndrome? You may have to wait a while as child develops to get an answer ...Read more

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Small head circumference and low weight percentile mean failure to thrive?

Small head circumference and low weight percentile mean failure to thrive?

Depends: By definition, at least 3% of the normal population will grow along the smallest portion of the regular growth scales. Consistent growth along that or any percentile is not necessarily a failure to thrive. However;infants starting at the 25% & moving down to the 10% months later & heading toward the 5% in such measurements would be considered ftt because if the drop in growth rate. ...Read more

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Me and my husband both have small head but my 2 month old baby have 85 percentile head circumference is that normal?

Me and my husband both have small head but my 2 month old baby have 85 percentile head circumference is that normal?

Yes: If your baby is growing fine and following his growth curve steadily, shouldn't be a problem, but keep the follow up and measurements, he or she doesn't need to be the same as you parents, enjoy your baby ...Read more

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Do I have a small head or small brain if small hat size?

Do I have a small head or small brain if small hat size?

Good things small Pk: There are always people at both end of the size spectrum from small to large head size such that 3% or so fall into either group. The size of the brain does not always equate to brain power & actually some big headed folks have brain abnormalities that made them that way. Your basic answer is your genes put all the proper parts in an appropriate sized brain & skull for your needs & both are small. ...Read more

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How do I know if my fetus has an abnormally small head based on only one ultrasound?

How do I know if my fetus has an abnormally small head based on only one ultrasound?

Based on other scans: All dimensions of the baby are measured. The gestational age of your baby is determined. His/her measements should be consistent with the range of normal for other babies the same gestational age. And all of the measurements should be consistent with eachother. Ex. You should not have a leg the measures 28wk and a head that measures like a 22wk baby. ...Read more

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I heard small head will bring incomplete or abnormal development of brain. Is it true?

I heard small head will bring incomplete or abnormal development of brain. Is it true?

Yes: Microcephaly, small head size below 3 sd below average, is more likely to be associated with genetic and nongenetic disorders affecting brain development ...Read more

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What is the normal head size of a 3 month old baby. Does a small head mean less intelligent?

Head size: 36-38 cm is average head size for 3 month old baby.Small head does not mean less intelligence. ...Read more

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I have a small head circumference 21, 5 inches the doctors tell me I have a lot growing to do will my head grow aswell? I'm 18

I have a small head circumference 21, 5 inches the doctors tell me I have a lot growing to do will my head grow aswell? I'm 18

Head growth: Sorry but no ones head circumference stops growing by end of puberty. Growth is measured by hand bone size as is measured against other norms ...Read more

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I am 18, very slow puberty and look about 14. A huge concern is my very small head size and skinny frame; will I experience growth eventually?

Growth delay: Need to know about maternal and paternal measurement, like weight, height and head circumference, also needs to know other pubertal signs like hair growth or in female breast development or in male testicular development. Have to know if there is growth hormone def. Or genetics. ...Read more