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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Small Head Circumference (Overview)

Small head circumference, or microcephaly, is a symptom of a fetus with slow brain development while in the uterus. However, some families are normal but just have smaller heads as one of their traits.


Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Small Head Circumference (Overview)

Small head circumference, or microcephaly, is a symptom of a fetus with slow brain development while in the uterus. However, some families are normal but just have smaller heads as one of their traits.


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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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Treating a Head Injury (Checklist)

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Try not to diagnose yourself
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Don't drive a vehicle--have someone else drive you
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Ice the area, if you can
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What is normal head circumference for a 9mnth old?

What is normal head circumference for a 9mnth old?

Depends on gender ;: Velocity of growth. Has the head circumference grown normally along a single curve between 5th-95th%ile or increased too rapidly, e.g., jumping from 25th to 95th %ile (as may be seen in autism or hydrocephalus), or too slowly, e.g., dropping from 25th to 5th%ile, (indicating insufficient brain growth)?Girls' range at 9 months is 41.6-46.6 cm; avg. Is 44 cm. Boys, 43-47.4 cm; avg. Is 45.4 cm. ...Read more

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Treating Head Lice (Checklist)

Treat all household members with nix permethrin with dr approval
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Check every person with lice for nits (eggs) every day
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Do a thorough cleaning of beds, sofas, and play areas. Do the laundry
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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?

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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Why Underweight patients have a Small Head Circumference ?

Why Underweight patients have a Small Head Circumference ?

See below: Prolonged malnutrition adversely affects weight gain first, linear growth next, and lastly head growth. ...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? im 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? im 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

Small Head (Definition)

Small head, or microcephaly, is a symptom of a fetus with slow brain development ...Read more