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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

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Sonogram (Definition)

An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more


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What could a small head on fetal ultrasound be a sign of?

What could a small head on fetal ultrasound be a sign of?

Wrong dates!: The most common reason for suspected fetal microcephaly is erroneous due date assignment. If microcephaly is real, it could be part of several fetal syndromes with poor neurodevopmental outcome, such as aneuploidies (down), perinatal infections (toxoplasmosis, rubella, cmv), or metabolic disorders. ...Read more

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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

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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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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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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 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 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 to do if I have an ultrasound showing the babies head as dolichocephaly?

What to do if I have an ultrasound showing the babies head as dolichocephaly?

More info: If the brain structure is normal, don't do anything. Wait until the child is born. Dolichocephaly is a head shape description, and nothing more. It does not necessarily indicate a medical problem needing treatment. ...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?

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 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

Small Head (Definition)

Head circumference of less than 5th percentile for postnatal ...Read more